RE:VOIR is a video label for classic and contemporary experimental cinema. The collection currently comprises over seventy titles, including films from the Dadaist, Surrealist and Letterist movements, as well as films from the American avant-garde, film diaries, arthouse features, animated works and hand-painted films. RE:VOIR is devoted to giving a wider audience access to a relatively unknown yet rich and diverse body of cinema, and to disseminating the major works of experimental film at the highest possible quality. Each release receives rigorous attention and extensive preparation, and yields an object of enduring integrity and quality for collection, discovery, and reflection. Most films are accompanied by a booklet of explanatory texts, sometimes including unpublished writing by the filmmaker, which can take the form of an entire book to allow the audience to properly contextualize the film, as with the releases of Walden and Lost Lost Lost by Jonas Mekas, Recreation by Robert Breer, Tom Tom, the Piper’s Son by Ken Jacobs and Rameau’s Nephew by Michael Snow.
The Flicker sweeps away reality, transports us into another environment and acts as a sort of instrument of perceptual experimentation. The filmmaker himself considers it as a kind of science fiction film which, instead of entering us into strange worlds – which have everything to do with this world and the development of conventional narrative structures –, proposes to transport us into a totally different dimension which is abstract and structured in a manner radically different from our environment.