Narrative Skeleton for
the feature film This is NOT a Movie !, 2008, extract, 6 min.
This seemingly piece is in fact the
generic piece for a most important part of my work.
I filmed a 23min long continuous shot in my studio (25min, film, 23 minutes, 1989), by panning the camera on two very old TV sets side by side. Once finished, I realized that it was not possible, in 1989, to go further in an interesting way with editing, But I found a possibility to make films by making cuts fro editing.m movies, to use them as a material.
Doing so, I introduce a subtle impression of « déjà-vu » for the viewer.But to do that,
I needed nonexistent tools and technologies, to sample and mix »from a huge amount of movies and
pictures material, not simply editing, but reconstructing new narrations. I decided then to begin
Project Shakespeare machine , and the laboratory film This is NOT a Movie ! .
I'm still working on them...