CHANTILLY

by Jean-Michel BOUHOURS & Patrick DELABRE
1976 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 13' 10




To construct a film in an atomic way, starting from simple elements which combined with each other will produce a whole. Taking the dot as an elementary unit is not a coincidence if we think that the notion of pixels with video images began to occupy people's minds in the 70’s, decades before the arrival of giant led screens.

In the same way, the concern for multi-screen was already very significant since the 60’s with the so-called "expanded" cinema: it was to experience a spectacular development with the installations cathode ray tubes walls by Nam June Paik.

9, and then 16 screens within one same screen allow an impressive process of simultaneous abstract sequences. The film partition shows a combinatorial process between monochrome colours in the background and pointillist compositions in the foreground.

As many sequences as screens; each one is a reflection on abstract images: pointillism, geometrism, "nuagisme" or informal abstraction , are all nods to the history of abstraction in painting: Vassili Kandinsky, Paul Klee, or Augusto Giacometti seem to have been called together within a mondrianesque grid.
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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 52,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
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distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
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