Rose Minitel
Olivier Cheval (FR)
Rose Minitel
Film -

In the early 1980s, Brocatella sang the praises of telematics to her friend Niño, who knew nothing about it. However, her work as an employee for the “Minitel rose”* bored her and failed to keep her mind off her ex, Electra. But perhaps love lies at the end of a click. Rose Minitel recounts in three days and seven songs the fantastic and tragic destiny of one of the first victims of those traps that telematics set for lonely hearts. This tragedy about solitude and its virtual assuaging through computer networks is recounted in my musical, which was performed in a studio with Minitels that were reconnected for the event, thanks to a media archaeology laboratory.

  • The Minitel was a French precursor of the Internet, an online Videotex service which quickly developed a flourishing porn activity, the “Minitel rose”
Olivier Cheval
Olivier Cheval France
Promotion Michelangelo Antonioni

Born in 1988, Olivier Cheval studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, creating video installations there in 2015 centred on video-surveillance, war imagery and terror in the imagination. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, with a PhD in the aesthetics of cinema, he also writes regularly about film, the visual arts and cinema, notably for the periodical Trafic. He is also the author of the book Le Partage de la douleur. Une impolitique du film, published in November 2018 by De L’Incidence Éditeur. In 2018 and 2019, he shot his first two films at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Le Songe de Lady Hamilton and Rose Minitel.

  • Scénario: Olivier Cheval
  • Image: Victor Zebo
  • Son: Jules Valeur
  • Montage image: Olivier Cheval, Félix Rehm
  • Montage son: Romain Ozanne
  • Mixage: Romain Ozanne
  • Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains est né de la volonté du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication d’implanter dans le nord de la France, un établissement supérieur d’enseignement artistique d’un type nouveau, pôle d’excellence d’envergure nationale et internationale, dont les références furent exprimées par quelques formules telles que « un IRCAM des arts plastiques » ou encore « une villa Médicis high-tech ».

Sa pédagogie, principalement fondée sur la production d’œuvres de toute sorte dont le point commun est l’intégration de techniques audiovisuelles professionnelles, en fait un lieu de production, d’expérimentation et de diffusion totalement inédit.

Source: http://www.lefresnoy.net/fr/Le-Fresnoy/presentation
  • PAMAL (Preservation & Art – Media Archaeology Lab) Le PAMAL (Preservation & Art – Media Archaeology Lab) est une unité de recherche de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon.
Fondé en 2013, le PAMAL est composé en 2019 de Stéphane Bizet, Lionel Broye, Armandine Chasle, Emmanuel Guez, Marie Molins et Morgane Stricot.