The publication of audiovisual archives asks many questions about the meaning of documents. Publishing a video archive on a Web site, for example, is a re-contextualisation. The loss of cultural references needed to understand a document implies the necessity to recontextualise documents. This means adding elements, such as titles, descriptions and other information. This paper analyzes the case of a video published by Ina on its Web platform Ina.fr and its Blog, the Blognote. The video, dated 1st January 1947, is a report envisioning a future when surveillance cameras would be installed on the streets in Paris. These two instances of publication offer two different views on the editorialization of video archives.

Video Archives, Recontextualization, Remediation, Semiotics
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2012.jethc011
VIEW Journal
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 1, No 1 (2012); 61-66

Treleani, Matteo, & Mussou, Claude. (2012). Retelling the Past with Broadcast Archives: Context Makes Sense. VIEW Journal, 1(1), 61–66. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2012.jethc011