Le cristallin 2002 - 16mm - color
Soundtrack : Frank Rochard
Le cristallin is a film in which one forgets the photography of cinema to find oneself in ...展开its film strip, where the film is a living organ. The fantasy of a fim as a physical continuation of the body, or that of our machine beings. Vision is the cinematographic organ. It looks like a vision from the inside of an eye. Dazzled, the pupil retracts and then dilates to the rhythm of the shutter. Light, the immediate material of the film, is what makes it exist.
Carole Arcega’s work is a hybrid mixture of experimental film, video art, art installations, and performances. For the past ten years she’s been an active contributor to the French experimental scene.
Today she represents a new wave of corporal cinema. Her films have been screened at a number of cinemas and cultural venues around the world (Coté Court Festival, Festival Tous Courts d’Aix-en-Provence, La Ménagerie de Verre, The Pompidou Center, Italy, Canada, Serbia…).
She teaches experimental film to youth and adults (Lycée Louis Lumière, la Femis, Ecole supérieure de l’Image de Poitiers…) through hands-on workshops, conferences, screenings and theoretical courses.
In her role as a cultural engineer, Carole Arcega was president of the film co-op l’Etna whose objective is to promote cinema research and experimentation. She was also the co-founder of Label Ombres and regularly collaborates with the LSRH laboratory for humanities research.