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L'Image

Alternative Title:
Image
Image, The

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
NYST

Artists:
Louis, Jacques
Louis, Daniele


Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (41:42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (PAL) (41:42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (41:42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (41:42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (41:42 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

Background:
The work was a project of the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), Boston, and coproduced by The CAT fund.

Scope:
Includes a 1" master, a 1" PAL master, a Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies.

A collection of scenes/images that, ostensibly, tells the story of a search for missing images, involving an expedition to a secret world (Nomala) with a nomadic people who control images. It is less of a narrative, and more of an essay on the importance of images in our lives and the way we take them for granted. Central among the images is an animated silkworm that is tied to an ancient Chinese story of a silkworm and an empress. The image of the worm and its glowing cocoon is interspersed with scenes of the expedition to Nomala organized by a professor.



Directors:
Louis, Daniele
Louis, Jacques

Producers:
Louis, Jacques
Louis, Daniele

Coproducers:
Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund, The
New Television Workshop, WGBH
Continental Video/Diabolo
R.T.B.F. Liege

Editor:
Potty, Jean-Luc

Funder:
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, New Works Program

Performers:
Ophelie
Siblik, Georges
Schoffeniels, Ernest

Subjects:
Silkworms






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