animation, 56 mins
Apartment is a 56-minute cell and collage animation inspired by Georges Perec’s 1978 novel La vie, mode d’emploi, in which the author takes the reader through 100 rooms of an apartment building, following a knight’s move in chess. Roy’s one hundred vignettes follow a similar path through an apartment building, and investigate a number of intersecting ideas: natural history, utopia, hedonism, and human-animal distinction/relations to name a few. Wild plants and animals slowly take over deteriorating rooms as the residents gradually succumb to a mysterious virus. The piece could be interpreted as offering an anti-humanist scenario within a post-historical era.