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Ce que la caméra peut faire (dire) aux techniques : La médiation cinématographique et le destinataire (trouble) du geste

Abstract : Is a gesture, when filmed, still just like any other? What impact might the presence of a camera have during a technical activity and, from a heuristic perspective, what can it help us learn? This paper will explore such questions --regularly discussed in audiovisual anthropology--, by paying attention to some specific gestures filmed during an investigation about French violin makers. By considering movie-making as a mediation process, we intend to show that the camera’s presence brings about the virtual occurrence of a rather blurry spectator of the sequence being filmed, thereby increasing the actor’s reflexive stance on his or her own gestures. This, in turn, tends to reinforce the ritual aspects lingering behind each and every physical activity. In other words, by bringing about the presence of a virtual observer (in some ways comparable to the invisible recipient of any ritual), the camera tends to increase the gesture’s expressiveness at the expense of its functional dimension.
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Baptiste Buob. Ce que la caméra peut faire (dire) aux techniques : La médiation cinématographique et le destinataire (trouble) du geste. Images du travail, travail des images, Université de Poitiers, 2017, Le travail des images dans la démarche de recherche. Analyse réflexive et compréhension de l'objet, ⟨10.4000/itti.1055⟩. ⟨hal-01480342v2⟩



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