Albâtre

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Albâtre

Directed by Jacques Perconte

  • France 2018; 41 min
  • Original version: No dialogue
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

Liquid landscapes, each one absorbed into the next, transform the screen into a painter’s canvas. The digital decomposition of images in live interaction with Carlos Grätzer’s music draw attention to the permeability between traditional and abstract painting as well as to the harmony between the fine arts, film, and music. Shots evoking Monet’s Impression, Sunrise, or Renoir’s secluded forest corners, break apart into a raster pattern and are transformed into a shapeless mass of colors that then grow into a new composition. While the impressionists depicted a static moment, Perconte captures a moment that is in constant motion.

Production

  • 2E2M

    Martine Guibert