In his work
Vidéo Pong, Djeff Regottaz questions the relationship
between video games and video. For that end, he uses Pong as an “Engine
of Narration” [D.R.] by coupling the game events as a control element to Jean-Claude
Mocik's film, “Paris Solo version Dix sur Dix” (1995). In his
experimental film, Mocik captured ten locations in Paris. He used a
robot which put the locations on film using predetermined geometrical shapes. Each of the
ten sequences is exactly the same length.
The Vidéo Pong player
views the film's logic through the spectacles of the video game in which he
actively participates. The synchronisation of the camera movements with the
game events can also be viewed as a confrontation of two different contexts
whose solution is passed as a question to the visitor/player.
The Photos are taken at the Festival nouveau cinema Montréal (Quebec) from 18 - 28 September 2006 und Ensad (Paris)