Animated Cinema

Since 2011, I have been offering workshops for the production of animated films from paper cut, in various contexts, notably in media libraries, at the Maison des metallos, at the Forum des images, at the Museum of Man->Art636], at the Grand Palais... which I named “Animated Cinema”, not “Cartoon”, because the animation is made “at sight” and the shooting is in sequence. The presence of the hands in the animation carries to me a true poetic value, as one can find it in the puppet theater. These films are usually silent.

In this context, in order to boost the creative dynamic, I can also realize these “light” films. Mediation is a deep sharing of creativity. Here are some of the films I have made in these workshops.

Un film de Benoît Labourdette (1’38s, 2019).

Utopia in everyday life....

A film by Benoît Labourdette (0’54s, silent, 2019).

Everything turns away and turns on social networks.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (0’39s, silent, 2019).

Deconstructing sexism and prejudice is also a choice.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’08s, silent, 2019).

Younger generations are always more engaged than we think.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’04s, silent, 2019).

Reasoned bibliography of our relationship with future in 2019.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (0’54s, silent, 2019, pseudonym: Marc Z.).

Social networks benefit from everything, even human tragedies.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (0’20s, silent, 2019).

Is revolution still possible in the age of neuroscience?

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’04s, silent, 2018).

Abyss of pictorial representations over time.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’40s, silent, 2018).

Words and looks cross paths, not believing what they see.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’19s, silent, 2018).

Who is she, the one who must reinvent herself for the survival of all of us? What’s her name?

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’42s, 2018).

Work, potential factor of emancipation that can carry in itself its own reversal.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’11s, 2018).

When a roll of scotch revolts.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’48s, 2018).

Finding the core values of work.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’44s, 2018).

Life is freedom and love.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’26s, 2018, pseudonym: Bob).

Transmission is emulation, fertilization of the soul.

A film by Barbara Gougeon, Linda Fardon, Benoît Labourdette (1’21s, silent, 2018).

A chaste encounter.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’12s, silent, 2018).

We’re actors in our absurd world.

A film by Sylviane Bertrand and Benoît Labourdette (1’, silent, 2018).

A simple painting can create controversy in a couple.

A film by Sylviane Bertrand, Benoît Labourdette and Nordine Salhi (1’, silent, 2018).

Calligraphy of bodies, crossing a history of cinema, between black and white.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’24s, silent, 2018).

Musical and pictorial exchanges of looks, faces, sexes, bodies, times...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’24s, 2017).

A hidden princess, to be discovered in a book.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’42s, 2017).

The director of the library isn’t who you think he is.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’38s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Malcolm).

The face of racism are the words.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’23s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: A. A. A. A.)

Some of them manage to give up.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (55s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Aristide B.

The same ritual over and over again.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’, mute, 2017, pseudonym: Norbert).

Identity has other words in it.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (53s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: John B.).

Write the language differently, reinvent our place in the world.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’57s, mute, 2017, pseudonym: D8FH3NITZ).

Let’s clearly define things.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’38s, silent, 2017).

A so negative feeling...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’08s, silent, 2017).

Prepare for a troubled comeback.

A collective film directed by Benoît Labourdette (1’43s, silent, 2017, collective : Alice, Morgane, Romain, Benoît).

The meaning of life on earth, summarized by a few key words.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (34s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Marc).

Syllabic transformations with far-reaching consequences.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’32s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Elton).

Specific words that can lead to racism.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (42s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: J.P.S.).

Domination is exercised by imposing silence and institutionalized lies.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’04s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Luc Finstein).

Ragey writing can be beneficial.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’24s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Paul T.).

The construction of sensible reasoning is more complex than simplification.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’04s, silent, 2017).

Mysteries of Natural Beings.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (37s, silent, 2017).

Behind barks, utopia.

Un film de Benoît Labourdette (1’08s, muet, 2017).

To move your eyes, in words and in the world, is to create the landscape. A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’08s, silent, 2017).

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’22s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: The child).

Leafing through the old photographs of the collective unconscious is to return to oneself.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’55s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Bob Boss).

When nature brings us back to the Sacred.

A film by Benoît Labourdette and Cécile Nhoybouakong (1’17s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: C. B.)

A simple change of arrangement of letters can upset everything.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2 ’, silent, 2017, pseudonym: C. B.).

Gently remove the dark layers to return to light.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1 ’, mute, 2017, pseudonym: Bernard L.).

Words have meaning.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’48s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Abel A.).

Our simple alphabet is in itself of great diversity. This diversity is indispensable to every expression, every creation.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’30s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Albert D.).

Philosophy of techniques confronted with human sociology.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (53s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Stéphane G.).

“No one shall be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law.”

A film by Benoît Labourdette (37s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Papa).

Navigation in the meaning of fine words, of those who gather people.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’42s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Joset ’).

The spiral of a mind full of unanswered questions.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (39s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Jobo 12).

Flying over an imaginary city made of print characters.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’03s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Luc Agard).

Behind the little syrupy music, there are many questions about equality.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’30s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Emile C.).

To reconstitute the foundations of the ethics of our societies.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (41s, mute, 2017, pseudonym: Nelson).

Dislocated words are reformed by the hand of Man.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’02s, silent, 2017, pseudonym : Zorro).

The processes that lead to racism.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’19s, silent, 2017, pseudonym : Bob).

We can not open our eyes to the evidence.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’21s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Jean-Jacques).

To look at each other, to face our violence.

A film by Benoît Labourdette and Lucie Vedel (3’18s, mute, 2017).

In the fault of racism, even the simplest words no longer succeed in forming, the meaning of everything is lost.

A film by Benoît Labourdette and Lucie Vedel (36s, mute, 2017).

I love you a little, a lot, passionately...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’26s, silent, 2017).

Rebuild the maps of the domination systems.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’45s, silent, 2016).

Exploring his dreams at night

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’30s, silent, 2016).

A body-gaze, the human extends its senses.