Electronic spectre : filmic metamutation

Since the 80s, many ghosts in cinema have used video technology to appear (via TV, video camera, VHS tape...). This film explores why the electronic image can manifest spectres. Through a dialogue of images, it questions the transition from analog to digital, from chemical to electronic images, from film to algorithm. All the films analyzed experiment with the powers of cinema through all its devices: camera, screen, image, editing... And they ask two essential questions : does digital technology change the writing or the nature of film? Does technology influence the spectator's experience?

This audiovisual essay explores the mutation of cinema into video.

  • Guibert Joris
  • Guibert Joris
  • Guibert Joris
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Spectre électronique, metamutation filmique
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    1 hour 14 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 17, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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    HD cam and DV cam
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Director Biography - Guibert Joris

Joris Guibert is a videographer, and teaches aesthetics and film analysis in
France. His researhes are dedicated toward the study of relation to image (art,
media, screens...) and new practices (visual performance, video art). He is the
author of essays on this subjects published in magazines : Revue & corrigée
(experimental art magazine since 25 years), Turbulences video (published by
Videoformes), L'autre musique, and Cinemas (published by University of
His approach hybridizes theoretical and practical works : a research
dimension (publishing, teaching) ; a hands on dimension through
experimentation and creation (installation, film, performance). Influenced by
plastic inventions of experimental cinema and painting, he explores new forms,
linking cinema (narrative, figures, editing) and video art (devices, technology,
real time), in relation to sound. This approach is multiple and
polymorphic : intermedia devices (electronics, celluloid, lights), constructing
metamachines and optical phenomena (interconnections, equipment, light
sculptures), creation of audiovisual partitions.
His work is distribued by Re:voir, Metamkine (France), Vidéographe (Canada).

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