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Horizontals— un film de Bart Vegter /



L’idée n’est pas très claire. Il y en a plus d’une :

(1) L’intention de faire un film plat. L’écran est plat, donc l’image projetée devrait être plate et ne pas suggérer la profondeur. Le spectateur est trompé par l’usage des lois de la perspective.

(2) Quelques éléments, chacun avec son mouvement propre, ont des affinités parfois voulues, parfois non.

(3) Un paysage inconnu de l’homme, aride, inhabitable, qui bouge éternellement

(4+, 5+, 6+. . . L’objet du film est une feuille de papier blanc. L’image est composée d’une superposition de prises de vue.


1. The film is a superposition van 6 to 8 takes. In each take a piece of white paper, positioned horizontally, was moved by hand in front of the running camera.

2. In a sense the subject is the sensitive layer of the film. The filmed object is very simple: a white plane, delimited on one side. By moving this plane, and by an eightfold exposure of the film, an image arises of horizontal bands in various shades of grey. The film is without sound, which allows the audience to think up its own music to the film.

3. The idea is not very clear. There is more than one:
- The intention was to make a flat film. (The illusion of perspective depth is one of the means of the common film by which the spectator is deceived). The screen is flat, and so the projected image should be flat and not suggest any depth.
- A number of elements, each with his own movement, do have relations, sometimes wanted, sometimes not wanted... This looks like... .
- A landscape unknown by men, barren, uninhabitable, moving eternally... .
(Bart Vegter, Hyères, 1981)

4. Pacifying flat film; with moving horizontal surfaces in various tints of grey.
(Filmbank, '04) Thèmes : abstraction

Année
1981
Nationalité
Pays-Bas
Durée
00:08:00
Format de projection
16mm
Tarif de location pour une projection : 30 €

Horizontals

Bart Vegter
16mm · 00:08:00
Pays-Bas — 1981


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