- media studies,
- flicker film
Leafing a book quickly creates metamorphoses of its images and illustrations. Cinema as a medium is based on such visual discontinuity. Both Paolo Gioli, the Italian filmmaker, and Stan Brakhage in America, made very interesting flicker films with and about insects and butterflies : Farfallìo (1993) and Mothlight (1963). Is the buttefly miming the filmic device? To what extent has a film to disguise its mechanism? What is the relation between animation and the animal? I intend to scrutinize the link between flicker film and animality in regard of camouflage and mimicry.