Vol. 9 No. 2 (2016): Je est un autre. Mimicries in nature, art and society

Animal Flicker

Published November 17, 2016
  • camouflage,
  • cinema,
  • media studies,
  • flicker film
How to Cite
Bullot, Érik. (2016). Animal Flicker. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 9(2), 71-79. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-19417


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.


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