Hold your right

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’57s, 2005).
15 July 2005. Published by Leny Müh.
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Movement of the human gaze, gaze of the machines, movement of the world...

An experimental sequence shot on spatial aberrations due to the sensors of mobile phones. On an electronic music in serial style by myself. This film was shot in 2005, long before the French presidential elections of May 2007. It can be seen, retrospectively, as a sort of reflexive allegory on political developments. His title refers to Jean-Luc Godard (1987), “Soigne ta droite”, which, too, retrospectively illuminates the movements of French political opinion.

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...