La triste histoire de Germain Courchesne
The photographic work of Niederstrass addresses the text-image relationship in order to stimulate the narrative force of the accident as the subject of the work. Niederstrass’s textual and photographic proposal benefits from a particular scenographic framework, a long corridor reminiscent of a prison, perfectly suited to the appropriation of a crime chronicle that is also evoked in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Magnolia.
– Anne-Marie Bouchard
This work was presented in 2010 as part of the Off Manif d’Art 5 in Quebec City in the exhibition Accident curated by Josée Landry-Sirois, Catherine Plaisance and Émilie Roi.
Photo credit : Mathieu Proulx