Let’s imagine a moment - Episode 18

Imaginons un instant - Episode 18 A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’49s, 2009). Let’s imagine for a moment that these streets are canals... thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’49s, 2009).
19 December 2009. Published by Leny Müh.

Let’s imagine for a moment that these streets are canals...

Sometimes at night, you can imagine a very different reality from what it seems to be. The solid becomes liquid, the urban becomes riverine. The dream of another city, Venice in the suburbs of Paris, seems to be coming true...

“Let’s imagine for a moment that this broom is a human being”, “let’s imagine for a moment that this pavement is a sun”, “let’s imagine for a moment that the night doesn’t exist”... in everyday life, incongruous and surrealistic visions of the world. Twenty and one sequence shots, shot in 2009, in which I film myself, as I travel through life’s peregrinations, imagining by words a fiction based on the reality I am crossing. I made this series with an innovative tool, the “Zoom Q3”, the first pocket camera equipped with an excellent quality microphone. It was this camera that invited me to do a work (...)