Driven by an interest on visual devices that are at the crossroads of two typolgies of images: the fixed physical image and the animated digital image, Pia Philippe and myself asked ourselves, what makes us so attracted by them?
We conducted this reflexive cascade, placing the experimentation in the center of our process. Researching in reverse of our usual creative program: starting from the making, to go towards the intention. We limited our practical research to a single mechanism: the Jacob’s ladder. Usually used as a game, it belongs to these astute, captivating and inspiring objects. We imagined some new systems which could be relevant in a lot of different area Edition/Set Design/Object Design..) The form we decided to explore in large scale used this mechanism in order to experiment the fragility of an instant: materialized by the stealthy image which is composed and decomposed at each stage of the transitional sequencing of a still image to another still image.