Retour d’un Repere

Country: France
Duration: 20 mins
Sound: Silent
Available Format/s: 16mm


The procedure of separating and extracting certain aspects of a scene by adjusting the focus of a series of frames in succession according to various organisational patterns is developed in this film in a particular way. While the filmic operations are structured in relation to a limited space (a branch over a 19th century duck pond), the filmic process rests on a visual transformation of a pantoun, a verse form taken from literary rhetorics, which characteristically transforms itself gradually and continuously in a precise manner.
There are two versions of Retour d’un Repere: a single print version and a version with two differently graded (timed) prints for simultaneous superimposed projection. The 2-screen version led to Retour d’un Repere Compose (Composed Recurrence). – R.L.

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