Because of the mechanical nature of its technical function, photography is for me a matter of time rather than a visual matter : in its silver salts, or its pixels today, it is time which is captured, preserved, reinvented at every glance. Time of life, time of vision, time of poetry.
Painting is the original material of plastic work, which is intimately connected with photography, because it also contains the time of its gesture and its imagination.
Artistic installation, the existence in space and time of artistic forms is crucial because it is the way in which the work is modified by its relation to the spectator.
These practices interact with my work as a filmmaker, have always intermingled.
Series of photographs taken at the Domain of Chamarande (Essonne, France) on January 1, 2021.
A year standing.The sun in the trees, illuminating the earth, water and nature of which we are a part, on this first day of a new year, fills me with wonder and brings me these wishes, inspired by the words of my friends. I recite them to (...)
A table is a support, made up of several elements that make it capable of supporting the weight of other objects. But above all, etymologically, the table is the support for writing. Writing this word is therefore an almost original mise en (...)
Everything is organized around the void, or rather in the void. Writing is an adventure, a mysterious journey.
This particular tension, open or not, or even this fear sometimes linked to desire, which the characters themselves seem to express through their respective postures.
A word that expresses the encounter, the most powerful emotion, how to write it itself?
The six letters that make up the word “couple” have a hard time fitting together, and even end up forming other words.
Write the word “color” with multi-colored letters.
Revisit the principles of four-colour printing, with inks and ashes. Fifteen “numerical paintings”.Mechanical colour reproduction does not use the same primary colours as in painting. There are only three: Red, Green and Blue. On computer (...)
Listen to the people around you and write down some of their words.
The intersection of the bodies of certain letters is the nature of this writing.
How a single word, the most important of words, reveals different facets only through the way it is written.
It is forbidden for the lines to touch each other. And yet they dialogue, all the more so.
The letters of these words must be in each other, for they have been asked. They seek their freedom there.
These letters must touch each other, without mixing their bodies.
Where the intersection between the letters is no exception, the word that at first seemed to flee takes its reason.
Here the letters do not touch, which does not take anything away from the depth of their dialogue; it is courteous love.
The letters of these words are necessarily linked, by the line.
Words are discovered, stripped, met in the adventure of their freehand writing.
Calligraphic explorations, unique words inspiring their form of drawing.
A face projected on a face, or the mise en abîme of the identity. Images that stay in the headDuring a workshop day that I conducted as part of the Master Digital Media of the University of Grenoble in November 2016, I photographed the (...)
Series of photographs. Cubist faces thanks to the tears of torn up advertising postersOn the suggestion of the photographer Myriam Drosne, when a “paper face” appears to me in the city, its streets or its subways, I keepa photographic track of (...)
Film by Benoît Labourdette (8’34s, 2016).
Documentary on the painting exhibition “The wire” by Benoît Labourdette, Paris, October 2016.
Series of 100 paintings by Benoît Labourdette (acrylic and mixed media on canvas) format of 100x100cm in format 12x12cm, 2016.Exhibition in the studio of the artist in the fourth quarter 2016.«Initially, I had a film project : work inside the (...)
Show of the video installation « In excelsis » (Jean-Philippe Poirée-Ville, Maëlla-Mickaëlle Maréchal, Benoît Labourdette) in the “Engaged Documentary Festival” - Bretenoux and Teyssieu (Lot - France). At the initiative of Carole Contant, September 25, (...)
Series of 25 paintings on paper 50x65cm.“The coal consumed in the fireplace, which has lasted all spring, is now used to, at the time of the arrival of the summer, write the sensation of time that has gone, a revival that promises, engraving (...)
Series of photographs. Variation on the experience of a Parisian sidewalk.Shoot with the body, the hand that triggers the camera being an integral part of the optical system. Its presence before / with the objective diffracts the light rays to (...)
Video installation in 4 screens : human body - vegetable sculptures - video (a project by Jean-Philippe Poirée-Ville, Maëlla-Mickaëlle Maréchal, Benoît Labourdette).Four circular screens, looping: The installation is visible online.Here it is in (...)
Personal exhibition of recent video works.La Veranda, an exhibition place for young digital creation in the Centre region of France (a structure of the association Plan libre créations) proposes a solo exhibition of my recent video work, 18 and (...)
Video-vegetal installation.Into the International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur Loire, the landscape architect Jean-Philippe Poirée-Ville has created a vegetable sculpture, in a basement, as a large liana levitating in the dark. I worked on (...)
Series of photographs.The long obturation photographs at night with camera movements produce drawings, often very aesthetic visual universe, because of the continuity of the lines thus formed, which produce a visual “automatic” almost harmony. (...)
Series of photographs.A long pause, in the early evening in June, along the fence that covers the work of the Forum des Halles in Paris. A short course, just trace the beginnings of a project... the long break is one of my watchwords, I (...)
A “Photo Booth” machine with interactive marketing hit me. I made this series of photos into a movie. But in reality, the photos are already in the film series, it is not necessary to change the (...)
For a few months at the end of 2010, I am committed to photographing cameras to observe the machines through which we observed in our knowledge everywhere and all the time. This has produced this series of 52 photographs. Dare to face the eye (...)
In everyday life, all of a sudden, our eye settles on something, and follows it...
Series of photographs.Advertising posters on the walls of cities and transport corridors are to me an extremely aggressive visual factor. I’ve always been dreaming of cities with no evidence other than the architecture itself.On November 8th, (...)
The algorithms, which are supposed to square our gaze, open us up to the unsuspected poetry of the world.Series of 27 photos, treated with the “seam carving” technique, which reveals a disturbing strangeness.The seam carving or intelligent (...)
Series of photographs. An impromptu kiss ... Parisian tradition? And how our gaze transforms it.One morning in 2007, among the white-collar workers who run to their offices in the towers of the Parisian business district of La Défense, a scene (...)
A roll of 35mm film after it rained in the street in front of my home in 1998, recording dead leaves on its sensitive surface, using a Minolta camera and a 50mm lens. These dead leaves seem to be inscribed in the human world, on their asphalt, (...)