by Christian LEBRAT
2007 / Mini DV / color / sound / 1S / 11' 00

Water filmed at night, with no manipulation. The hypnotic effect of the image, composed of abstracts motifs, in dialogue with the enigmatic sound track, punctuated by micro-sound effect.

"V1 (Vortex) was shot unexpectedly during a violent storm in Venice on the canals; the city was like a real sound and visual box. The work captures a few strong moments, gathered in the real time of camera editing. Direct sound corresponds to the "abstract" images of the gusts produced by the storm. The crackling sound (reffering to digital crackling) is provoked by the pouring rain falling on the umbrella that the artist was holdiing with one hand while he was filming with the other. The direct sound, decontextualized from the filmed images, constructs a kind of mental space. The treatment of the strongly contrasted images, a sort of magma in fusion, sometimes suggests an ionized fluid, a direct reminder of the plasma screen."


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 51,00 €