RAPTURE

In collaboration with Mathieu Borysevicz

DV , 11 minutes, single channel and double channel version , 2004. CrossEyed production

La version française est après la version anglaise.

Rapture takes its departure point from images of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, the ultimate Freudian slip of American society, and through metaphor extends to the long history of sadistic impulsion of capitalistic/consumer culture. Different characters are transformed into ghosts and haunt collective society. They are the embodiment of denial, compliance, and victimization. The ghosts are both the executioners and the sufferers of incessant and blinding post 9-11 propaganda. It is the contested and congested ground within our conscience that spawns this story. This is a story that is as thin as the voiceless echo of the image, it is the image, it is only the image. It is you and it is me and our reflections in each other. It is a relationship between us.

With Brian McBreen, Tanda, Marcus Burnett, Marina Berio, Gabriella Spierer, Pawel Wojtasik, Eric, Pierrot Colonna, Zhang Yu, Albert Delamour, Anamae Gilroy, Artaud, Cris, Elio Bourcart,
Harold, Lilith, Rama Valentin, Jupiter Jones, Robert, Sylvia.

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Le film prend son inspiration dans le scandale de la prison d’Abou Ghraib et métaphoriquement adresse la longue tradition d’impulsions sadiques qui traverse les sociétés capitalistes. Differents personages se transforment en fantômes et représentent le déni, la complaisance et la martyrisation. Ils sont à la fois les victimes et les exécuteurs de l’incessante et aveuglante propagande post 9-11. C’est la congestion et la confusion répandu dans notre esprit qui sont à la source de cette histoire sans sens.

Avec Brian McBreen, Tanda, Marcus Burnett, Marina Berio, Gabriella Spierer, Pawel Wojtasik, Eric, Pierrot Colonna, Zhang Yu, Albert Delamour, Anamae Gilroy, Artaud, Cris, Elio Bourcart, Harold, Lilith, Rama Valentin, Jupiter Jones, Robert, Sylvia.