The Tiger

This video poem is about the end of a world, our world. It's a kind of metaphor. Having become so rare in nature, the tiger embodies this line of flight between the globalized collective unconscious and the ancient pagan psyche. Thus, if the peoples who live near it have made it a shamanic symbol, pop culture has adopted its figure and its patterns. Halfway between childlike imaginary and fake animal documentary, this poetic video fantasy immerses us in a dreamlike world. For all the images of the empty Lisbon's zoo and the narrative by two voices of synthesis question us about the survival of the wild beast and our place in this essentially urban jungle. A future where only its representation and the corythucha ciliata (plane or sycamore lace bug, "tigre du platane" in French) could survive ...

  • bobie (Yves Bommenel)
    Director
    Sakura Yama, About love, Septentrion, …
  • bobie (Yves Bommenel)
    Writer
    Sakura Yama, About love, Septentrion, …
  • bobie (Yves Bommenel)
    Soundtrack
    Sakura Yama, About love, Septentrion, …
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le Tigre
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 18, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cadence: Video Poetry Festival 2020
    Seattle
    United States
    April 19, 2020
    North american premiere
Director Biography - bobie (Yves Bommenel)

Born in Provence in April 1969, I work in culture field for 30 years. Currently I co-direct a cooperative which manages a third place. I done radio shows, organized concerts and festivals, edited magazines, created a design studio and a micro- publishing house, etc. Self-taught, my career is built over the meetings. From my media experience, I have a strong taste for short forms, whether text, music or video.
Artistically, I’m not a writer, but I write. I’m not a designer, but I do collages. I’m not a director, but I make videopoems. I’m not a musician but I imagine and play music. Anyway, poetry remains my way. So, I started my apprenticeship through writing and graphic design in my childhood. In 1994, I started playing in a garage punk band (Mike Hey No More). Then in 2004 I discovered the dialogue between words, sounds and images live in the Multimedia Trio Ana. Since, I have been focusing on works where the verb explores different media on stage (Printemps des poètes, BPI Pompidou, Capc Bordeaux, Jimmachine’s tour in Japan, ...) or in devices (Chevaux 2 Vent, Viral...) and exhibitions (Couper-coller). In recent years I have mainly devoted myself to collages and video poetry.
My audio-visual creations were presented in around thirty international festivals: England, Belgium, USA, Lithuania, Ukraine, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Spain, Morocco, Byelorussia, Germany, Argentina, Japan, and also in France...
Otherwise I got the Coup de Coeur Prix du Carnet de Voyage Numérique in the Rendez-vous du Carnet de voyage of Clermont-Ferrand for my filmpoem Yama Sakura. My mini poetic space opera « Le chant éteint d'Epsilon » was also awarded the Best Experimental Film Award at the Blood Stained Indie Film Festival in Japan.
For me, video poetry is that moment of grace in which images convey to music an imaginary symbiosis of the text, giving them a new poetics. A quest somehow...

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FILMOGRAPHY
2021 Pattern noster 4 min 40
Crossings Poetic International Film Festival (USA) Nature & Culture - Poetry Film Festival (Denmark) REEL poetry / HoustonTX (USA)
2019 Le Tigre 2 min 31
Cadence: Video Poetry Festival (USA)
2019 me, myself & I 5 min 51
Collaborative video poem from the artistic project “Free Your Navel” Wipe amateur film festival (Germany)
9th International Video Poetry Festival Athens (Greece)
VideoBado International Videopoetry Festival 25 years (Argentina)
2018 Le Chant éteint d’Epsilon 3 min 33
Best Experimental Film Award Blood Stained Indie Film Festival (Japan) 7th International Video Poetry Festival Athens (Greece)
FantaSci Short Film Festival (USA)
KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival (USA)
2017 La Mariposa 67 4 min 56
7th International Video Poetry Festival Athens (Greece)
2016 Une ombre vert mordoré est entrée dans mes yeux 2 min 16 Wild Whispers Poetry Film Project (England)
Swindon Poetry Festival (England)
2016 Daftar Assafar 3 min 42
Residence and exhibition “Sur les pas de Delacroix” Institut Français de Meknes (Morocco)
2016 Meknes Haïkus 1 min
Residence and exhibition “Sur les pas de Delacroix” Institut Français de Meknes (Morocco) 7th International Video Poetry Festival Athens (Greece)
2016 Fanfares’ cut-up 3 min 56 2016 About love 1 min
Velcom Smart Film festival (Byelorussia)
Cyclop International Videopoetry Festival Kiev (Ukraine) 2015 Fragile 3 min 13
Finaliste Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival Worcester (USA) International Film Poetry Festival Athens (Greece)
2014 Sakura Yama 1 min 52
Coup de Coeur Prix du Carnet de Voyage Numérique Rendez-vous du Carnet de voyage Clermont-Ferrand (France) Finaliste Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival Worcester (USA)
Cyclop International Videopoetry Festival Kiev (Ukraine)
International Film Poetry Festival Athens (Greece)
Toff (USA)
Ciné Poème Bezons (France)
Gnarled Oak online literary journal (USA) Mina 2015 (Australia, New Zeland, France) Mobgraphia (Brazil)
International Mobile Film Festival (USA)
2013 Vivre (to live) 2 min 53
Filmpoem Festival Anvers 2014 (Belgium)
International Film Poetry Festival Athens (Greece) 2013 Circulaire 1 min
Instants Vidéo Marseille (France) Tarp Festival Vilnius (Lituanie)
2013 In Nomine Pixel, 2 min 42 2013 Septentrion, 2 min 58
Liberated Worlds at Bristol Poetry Festival (UK) International Film Poetry Festival Athens (Greece)
2013 Tensui 0 min 51
2012 Ma Déchirure 2 min 59
Moving poems (UK)
2012 Raspoutine 2 min 55
2012 Dommages collatéraux 2 min 37 2012 1932 2 min 59
Vidéoformes Clermont-Ferrand (France) Viewster (USA)
2012 L'Escalator 3 min 07 2012 Rétrospectives 2 min 37
Colloque Poe/Trans/Fi Université Paul Valéry Montpellier (France) 2012 Porn count 2 min 27
Ch :Art TV event Pallant House Gallery (UK)
2012 Pixelite 2 min 05
2012 Script 2 min 16
2012 Fugitifs 2 min 53
Sinestesia Barcelona (Spain)
2012 Calaveras 2 min 55 2012 Cadences 3 min 30 2012 Coquelicœur 1 min 31 2011 RVB 1 min 46

MOVIES MADE BY OTHERS WITH MY TEXTS
2010 Géométrie voyageuse 9 min 22 ZAT “point de vue/point de vie” par David Olivari (mairie de Montpellier) 2010 Fragments 19 min 24 Carnet de voyage audiovisuel de Sylvain Duigou (Japon)
2008 Hécatombe Live cinéma Ana avec Sylvain Duigou et Laurent Rodriguez
2007 La Petite mort - A Festival Mix'o-Matos avec Sylvain Duigou et Chicken Sushi
2007 La Petite mort - B Festival Mix'o-Matos avec Laurent Rodriguez et Hallo