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 questioned in its foundations, even by philosophy. We often end up confusing love and passion, love and jealousy, love and possession… The question of love relationships is one of my subjects of research and documentation: reading numerous authors and direct exchanges with some (ethnologists, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, neurologists, philosophers, artists), multiple lived experiences, collection of testimonies.
Today, love relationships are mainly associated with the dogma of the monogamous couple, regardless of sexual preference. It is clear that this model is failing in some way. The reality is much more complex, everyone knows it, lives it, in their emotions, in their experiences, whether they are assumed or not. How can we question and deconstruct what turns out to be an ideology, which often locks us unconsciously into a lie about ourselves and blocks our fulfilment? How can we cultivate loving relationships that are ethical, generous, honest, deep, lasting and joyful?
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’28s, 2020).
Sexuality, that intimate space that we experience as natural and spontaneous, is in fact largely constructed by our culture. For more sexual fulfillment, a first exercise in deconstructing codes, in the sequel to Martin Page and his book “Beyond (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’55s, 2020).
The couple seems to be an evidence in the construction of love and family. Let’s lift the veil on its true history.
A film by Benoît Labourdette, based on an idea by Nassera Tamer (2’25s, 2020).
Love we live it, it guides us or overwhelms us, we enjoy it or suffer from it... but by the way, what is it, exactly?
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’20s, 2019).
The disorder, the inner disorder caused by the love break-ups are in no way diminished by plural love...
A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’08s, 2019).
In 1816, Charles Fourier, in his text “The new world of love”, provides scientific proof that the couple, the only form of love legitimized by Western society, necessarily leads to situations of selfishness, lies and betrayal, which are at the (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’04s, 2019).
How to turn the deepest jealousy into the most invested love?
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’38s, 2019).
Many lovers? How to manage the schedule?
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’00s, 2019).
How a love disappointment leads to even more love.