My films are streamed here (often with English subtitles). Between experimentation and narration, I often work in series.
In all fields of artistic expression, the series is an important figure, because it makes it possible to express a principle, to explore a large number of facets of a subject or an object. Cinema, considered as an art form, can, as we know, greatly benefit artists and spectators alike from this deepening.
For researchers and documentalists, link to a “raw” archive of video files from this website.
What is a “documentary” ? A singular look on the world, on reality. Any film, any work, offers a vision of the world, whether through fiction or not. Moreover, some documentaries include fiction, and vice versa. So why differentiate these two (...)
I make short films as a painter makes paintings, usually in a lonely way, away from academic practices of making cinema. Some films are made in a very spontaneous way, others can take years to mature. I explore the meeting between the image and (...)
Kaleidoscope offers a very “organic” vision. As a visual metaphor of cell division, it opens up a field of perceptions and emotions, far beyond the ornamental it might seem at first glance. This figure has always concerned me, I offer you (...)
The “experimental cinema” is a practice of audiovisual creation which explores the audiovisual forms and their artistic devices, of creation and diffusion. We make films, installations, performances. The stake is not to “tell a story”, but to make (...)
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 (...)
The Polyamory series consists of very short films that challenge assumptions about love. These are graphic works linked to synthetic texts, with scientific or testimonial value. Love is a subject that is as much overused as it is little (...)
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a philosopher, engineer and mathematician of genius. Among other major scientific and philosophical advances, he invented and built the first mechanical calculating machine in 1645, thus laying the concrete (...)
Films shooted exclusively with drones, to explore the political, philosophical and aesthetic dimensions to which these machines with automated look can invite us to think.
The films gathered here were made in a collaborative way in 2019 as part of the participatory artistic action DIA LOG, which accompanies the changes in the Les Navigateurs district of Choisy-le-Roi. Immersed in the eyes of the children of the (...)
Within the framework of professional trainings, educational workshops and other cultural activities, I regularly propose the production of collective films. Strong moments of group formation, sharing of imagination. Here is the principle: in (...)
Video installation. These are one-minute videos to be broadcast repeatedly on black surfaces. Work on the sensation of the landscape, the project to transmit an immediate impression. As a mix between Lumière and impressionist paintings ... made (...)
Since 2009, through workshops and filmmaking workshops that I lead, I propose, among others, the following work: shooting through a window, and tell a souvenir in clip. Many movies, beautiful, strong, and have been made. From time to time, as (...)
To shoot from our homes, not to shoot our homes. Film what we see from your window and tell an important memory about this image, to share it with others we don’t know. Dare to let ourselves be surprised by the movement of our own thought, and (...)
Hands, or rather the hand, is a subject that matters to movies shot with handheld cameras : the camera in one hand, that films the other hand. With mobile phones, filming his feet was a recurring figure, because when turned on the phone, in a (...)
I’ve directed six feature films. They are singular films, each made with an atypical approach. They are shown publicly from time to time, in a dimension of exceptional encounter, as is that with a live performance. They can be viewed in their (...)
“Identicals, the daily impressions” : impressions of everyday life, short episodes, less than 2 minutes, kinds “look at stopping” the fleeting moments, which, if one stops for a moment, reveal their depth. The starting point of my use of video (...)
How real is it? Between the reality of everyday life and the information given by the media, which also describes a distant reality, clashes occur, which produce our reality. Films that work on how these two real clash. How? Inverting the course (...)
“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. (...)
In 2000, I designed a series of 12 films to be broadcasted in loops in different precise ways. “2D” Aesthetics of these purely plastic and infographic films is set in relation to the fact that the television screens at the time have lost their (...)
You will find here some traces of the diffusion of Benoît Labourdette’s films off the Internet: exhibitions, screenings, festivals... coming and past. Non-exhaustive list.