Vocal strings

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’31s, 2012).
28 December 2012. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

From the eroticism of the musical instrument.

Warning: This film presents a character that might offend young audiences.

A body / musical instrument : one follows the other, as the musical instrument operates with the body, it is put into resonance by the body which plays. So the musical instrument intrinsically has sensual dimension, we may decline it. Photographer Man Ray has proposed, in 1924, with his photograph “The Ingres’s violin”, a representation, that has founded a new way of representing / look at the body :

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This photograph, therefore, changes the way we look, and led me unconsciously watching this violin crossed one night in front of a shop in Liège (Belgium) otherwise, and to make this short film. It is only after that I realized the influence of this photography on this film, but it is obvious.

(film shot in Liege - Belgium)

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 the world. These are experimental works, which often also tell stories...