This video was shot on the shores of the Mediterranean sea in 2004 and is the first part of a series which was initially supposed to be sent to Chantal Akerman when she was preparing her documentary «Là-bas». «Là-bas» was nominated for the French «Césars» and shown as an installation in galleries internationally.
I met Chantal at the Jerusalem Film Festival. I was wearing a white shirt, it was very hot, in the middle of the summer. She was showing her last film «Demain on déménage». I took a cab with her, from Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv, and we had the time to talk about many things.
This video is a tribute to Giacomo Balla and the Italian avant-garde of the early XXth century. One century later, we face similar interrogations regarding the status of the moving image, with the new possibilities offered to artists by computational media.