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Images de prison
Prison Images
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Harun Farocki

AUTEUR(S)

Harun Farocki

IMAGE

Cathy Lee Crane

SON

Leo van Rooki

MONTAGE

Max Reimann

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Harun Farocki Filmproduktion, Movimento Production, 3Sat

PARTICIPATION

Generali Foundation

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Harun Farocki Filmproduktion

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?
  • France, Allemagne | 2002 | 60 minutes | Betacam SP
  • Un film de Harun Farocki

La caméra de surveillance montre un morceau de la cour bétonnée où les prisonniers, en short et pour la plupart torse nu, ont le droit de passer une demi-heure par jour. Si une bagarre éclate entre deux détenus, les autres se jettent à terre, les bras au-dessus de la tête. Ils savent ce qui les attend. Le gardien va hurler un avertissement avant de se mettre à tirer avec des balles en caoutchouc. Les images sont muettes. La caméra et l’arme sont côte à côte. Champ visuel et champ de tir coïncident.

"A film composed of images from prisons. Quotes from fiction films and documentaries as well as footage from surveillance cameras. A look at the new control technologies, at personal identification devices, electronic ankle bracelets, electronic tracking devices. The cinema has always been attracted to prisons. Today's prisons are full of video surveillance cameras. These images are unedited and monotonous; as neither time nor space is compressed, they are particularly well-suited to conveying the state of inactivity into which prisoners are placed as a punitive measure. The surveillance cameras show the norm and reckon with deviations from it. Clips from films by Genet and Bresson. Here the prison appears as a site of sexual infraction, a site where human beings must create themselves as people and as a workers. In "Un Chant d'amour" by Jean Genet, the guard looks in on inmates in their cells and sees them masturbating. The inmates are aware that they are being watched and thus become performers in a peep show. The protagonist in Bresson's "Un Condamné à mort s'est échapp turns the objects of imprisonment into the tools of his escape. These topoi appear in many prison films. In newer prisons, in contrast, contemporary video surveillance technology aims at demystification."
- Harun Farocki

Thématique