by Jeremy LEDDA
2009 / Video / b&w / sound / 1S / 5' 35

I was working there as an assistant and had to digitize the students' videos, and I was intrigued by a sequence of rushes filmed in some architect's chalet lost in the woods and only accessible by helicopter.

I filmed the pictures on the screen while they were digitizing, and made my own editing with some kind of mystical connotation.  I intensified the strangeness of this place by working on the sound (radio interference) adding some furtive and quite ghostly apparitions of myself. When I watch this film now, I can think it has a lot to do with the horror movies which were my delight as a teenager. But it's more of a joke about this omnipotence artists are credited with by society — this idea of artists being able to venture on psychic territories that no one else can reach.
Also, with this use of rushes which were not my own, do we get to deal with the subject of  copyright and intellectual property of images. Or even the uncertain border between the works of different artists. Do I have to create my own pictures in these times of download and mass diffusion ?


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 27,00 €