Abstraction

Abstraction is a philosophical, artistic, computer and psychological concept. In psychology, it is the ability to mentally construct conceptual objects, i.e. objects that do not exist in reality. It is one of the essential points of difference between homo sapiens and other animal species. In computer science, it is a representation in a high-level language, which brings together in an intelligible way a large number of low-level operations, we speak of an “abstraction layer”. In art, it is about representations that do not seek to represent reality. In philosophy, it is the production of a concept. My creative work often concerns abstraction, in these different meanings.



Revisit the principles of four-colour printing, with inks and ashes. Fifteen “numerical paintings”. Mechanical colour reproduction does not use the same primary colours as in painting. There are only three: Red, Green and Blue. On computer (...)

Series of 100 paintings by Benoît Labourdette (acrylic and mixed media on canvas) format of 100x100cm in format 12x12cm, 2016. Exhibition in the studio of the artist in the fourth quarter 2016. «Initially, I had a film project : work inside the (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (9’54s, 2014).

A mystery of the act of painting, unveiled with Richard Texier.

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (2’14s, 2000).

Lateral travelling.

Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (3’50s, 2013).

What is architecture, what is a place, how do you envisage ?

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’06s, 2020).

Light is what gives existence.

Video-vegetal installation. Into the International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur Loire, the landscape architect Jean-Philippe Poirée-Ville has created a vegetable sculpture, in a basement, as a large liana levitating in the dark. I worked on (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’57s, 2005).

Movement of the human gaze, gaze of the machines, movement of the world...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’59s, 2018).

Looking at our journey, floor by floor, is not so nostalgic; it is also to decipher it in order to better draw the continuation of the journey.

Film by Benoît Labourdette (2’45s, 2014).

Dialogue between a haiku of Ueda Chôshû and organic-generative kaleidoscopes images made with reality.

January 16, 2015, showing of a film series program Kaleidoscopes, interspersed with texts I say during projection. Sessions organized by the association Small lantern, also organizer of the Festival Slice of life in Olonne sur Mer (France). (...)

Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (3’20s, 2014).

The position of the body in architecture is an eternal question for me.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’28s, silent, 2020).

Mise en abyme of the presence of human bodies as abstractions, through time, techniques and cultures.

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (5’40s, 2000).

Speaking words is like drawing your own life line.

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’, 2000).

Primitive motion pictures.

Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (3’43s, 2014).

A voice emerges from the field of image and sound.

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (2’05s, 2000).

Primitive motion pictures.

Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (3’36s, 2014).

Portions of a building, which transform the bodies of humans who cross.

Collective film and installation coordinated by Benoît Labourdette (8’19s, 2019-2021).

Video installation based on a collective film made by the artists themselves to present their work. As part of Lil’Art 2019. With : Jolanta Anton, Brigitte Badier, Lorka Berger-Campagne, Michèle Coudert, Véronique De Lavau, Thierry Deléage, (...)

Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (2’58s, 2014).

The small trace left on a surface, on a “skin”, is perhaps the most important thing there is.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’22s, 2018).

The mysteries and paradoxes of justice, like so many traces of electric movements forgotten in the past.

To take full ownership of digital as a tool for audiovisual production, as a language for self-expression, it is necessary, in my point of view, to considered it in the concrete of its materiality, to no longer represent it as an abstraction, (...)

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