Interactive cinema project, 2013
In dialogue with the film Last Room by Pierre Carniaux
The Dépli project proposes a new form of cinematographic experience: a navigation through the shots and space-time of the movie Last Room, filmed in Japan by Pierre Carniaux. A “playable movie”, in which the viewer operates, through his gestures, another part of the film writing. The film’s space-time is treated as a seamless on-going matter in which the spectator navigates, through a tactile interface that involves him physically. This navigation can be felt as the path of a body and a gaze : moving within temporality, sliding or mixing from one shot to another, playing variations of the shot’s speed… Using an interface on tablet, Dépli can be showed and played in movie theaters, exhibitions or at home.
The film Last Room deals with the relationships between shared and intimate, the spoken word and the landscape. It combines stories shot in hotel rooms, and the collective history around the abandoned island of Gunkanjima. Dépli and Last Room form a diptych that uses the same footage for a movie’s linear and playable versions, questioning the movie viewer’s way of looking, his status and his practice.
In February 2013, the film editor, producer and distributor Shellac will publish a collector box including the film DVD, the Dépli iPad application and a critical booklet.