Albâtre

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    Albâtre

    Directed by

    France

    2018

    41 min

    • No dialogue

    Documentary

    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.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Music
    Carlos Grätzer
    Production
    2E2M
    Jacques Perconte

    Jacques Perconte

    France

    Jacques Perconte (1974) is a leading figure in the French experimental scene and a pioneer of internet art. He works with decomposition of digital images using compression algorithms and codecs; his work blurs the boundary between film and fine art. The Ji.hlava IDFF premiered his films PATRIAS (2017) and TWENTY-NINE MINUTES AT SEA (2017).