24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
An Angry Crowd
The paths of a flock of gulls diving for thrown pieces of bread are inverted into traces of light transforming the idyllic image into captivating abstract composition that evokes frenetic expressions of apparent anger or chaos. The effect is further underscored by his work with the sound, in which the cries of the gulls are converted into nervous echoes.
“I’m working on the image and the sound /// in order to give new realities to ordinary life /// and share my audiovisual vision of the world /// in experimental video artworks /// since 2010.” J.-M. Rolland
biographyFrench musician and painter Jean-Michel Rolland (1972) added digital art to his artistic endeavors. By combining these disciplines, he creates experimental videos with his own original musical soundtrack. He often works with static shots into which he inserts moving images. The 2018 Ji.hlava festival showed his film Musical Landscape.
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