Moon in the water

Film by Benoît Labourdette (2’45s, 2014).
12 June 2014. Published by Benoît Labourdette.
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Dialogue between a haiku of Ueda Chôshû and organic-generative kaleidoscopes images made with reality.


How to combine text and cinematic space ? What is sensation, perception, sensitive ? Why images, words and sounds, whether concrete, do they open the doors of the imagination ?

Haiku is working with words, precisely at this intersection between meaning, emotion and imagination.

Experience among a kaleidoscope taken from the real and a haiku by Ueda Chôshû.

Was it into a thousand pieces
it is still there -
the moon in the water !

Ueda Choshu (1852-1932)


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 cinematic explorations.