The Bowl (La Jatte)

Digital video (1920 x 1080), color, sound, 9′ 58”, 2019.

The Bowl (La Jatte) is a machinima made using different screenshots from various videogames, inspired by Chris Marker’s La Jetée. Voice, sound, and music are the film’s originals, retouched and remixed.

Conceptual remake and critical reconstruction of Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962), composed using different videogames. The intent isn’t an act of clonation but an attempt to highlight and understand the nature and culture of the abused media, with their underneath rhetorics and surface narratives. Where Marker’s film concurs to elaborate a subsequent storyline, The Bowl (La Jatte) wants to underline the creational potentiality inherent in every single frame screenshot.

The work was screened during the second edition of the Milan Machinima Festival held at IULM University in Milan in 2019. The artist’s page can be found via THIS LINK.