Tree

The tree, a perennial plant, is much more mobile than we think. It is very strong to approach a tree. This life form runs through a number of my films.



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 collective film directed by Benoît Labourdette (1’43s, silent, 2017, collective : Alice, Morgane, Romain, Benoît).

The meaning of life on earth, summarized by a few key words.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’55s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Bob Boss).

When nature brings us back to the Sacred.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (0’54s, silent, 2019, pseudonym: Marc Z.).

Social networks benefit from everything, even human tragedies.

Series of photographs taken at the Domain of Chamarande (Essonne, France) on January 1, 2021.

A year standing. The sun in the trees, illuminating the earth, water and nature of which we are a part, on this first day of a new year, fills me with wonder and brings me these wishes, inspired by the words of my friends. I recite them to (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’26s, 2020).

Folds and folds of souls, architectures and life itself, made of synesthetic resonance. Gilles Deleuze adding to Leibniz.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’01s, 2021).

To see oneself in front of the roots of a tree.

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 2013).

A bridge over the Marne. Classic about the Impressionist painters. Reinterpreted in my own way, in addition and subtraction of pixels of different times.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’20s, 2021).

What is inhabiting?

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’41s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this tree is a real tree...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’05s, 2020).

A simple stroll can be an invitation to an immediate dazzling journey.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’59s, 2016).

Political commitment begins in look and name what we see.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’09s, 2021).

The hand that accompanies, the hand that reveals, the hand that touches.

Collective film (1’37s, 2014).

Sentiments of abandonment...

A collective film, initiated and edited by Benoît Labourdette (1h01’, 2009-2020).

Look out your window at home, and think of an important memory. This collective film is composed of 44 videos (among 500 made) shot by people in France, Algeria and Tunisia, between 2009 and 2013, in creative workshops led by Benoît Labourdette. (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’56s, 2019).

A place visited today, empty, where I lived so many things a long time ago.

A film by Françoise Simpère and Benoît Labourdette (6’38s, 2020).

A walk, an intimate dialogue with oneself and with nature, a path to find oneself, to be in the world. A film born from a dialogue between images and text.

Un film de Laura (0’43s, 2009).

Simple description of her bedroom window.

A film by Tristan (0’05s, 2009).

So beautiful fragile poetry of the lack of inspiration.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’27s, 2015).

Children’s games in the rain. Danger lurks.

Collective film (4’34s, 2016).

In nature, objects share their digital experiences.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’31s, 2018).

Contemplating the world through a lens that multiplies it may mean finding oneself in front of oneself, feeling that one is part of the world, and rebuilding oneself in this way.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’37s, 2015).

Living the rustle of the world, between vegetal force, air power, and organization, speech and human culture, beyond the borders of all kinds.

Collective film (3’02s, 2015).

Hands of humans from all over the world are talking through their tattoos, to music in a building by Le Corbusier.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (37s, silent, 2017).

Behind barks, utopia.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’33s, 2021).

Myopia can be triggered by trauma. We are left with poetry.

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 (1’17s, 2020).

The implacable and secular logic of the administration, the cement of our societies.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’55s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that these air launchers are flame throwers...

Benoît Labourdette’s movies in a travelling projection program in Arras (France). In the context of the manifestation of contemporary art “Call for air” in Arras, I proposed a travelling screening of a selection of my films. Projections on walls, (...)

Collective film (4’11s, 2016).

In a park, games of seduction of things at pivotal moments in their lives.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’40s , 2015).

Poetics of road signs in mountainous areas.

A film by Benoît Labourdette - text by Sonia Leplat (1’28s, 2021).

Thinking, overthinking...

Collective film (3’, 2013).

[At the water’s edge, we confide in each other.]

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’21s, 2019).

When an architecture made of glass reveals its intrinsic abstraction.

Series of photographs. Variation on the experience of a Parisian sidewalk. Shoot with the body, the hand that triggers the camera being an integral part of the optical system. Its presence before / with the objective diffracts the light rays to (...)

Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’31s, 2010).

A tree in the middle of a street. It’s simple and banal. But if we explore its surface, its bark, we discover stories. All the stories that took place around, including the tree retains traces, etched on him, like so many tattoos. Love, venue, (...)

Un film de Christopher (0’50s, 2009).

Almost without comment, the image speaks alone, its deep and simple language.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (8’33s, 2012).

A little piece of nature in the middle of the city is a microcosm of nature impulses of life. Love, the mix of bodies, dramas, reunion, always. Crosses of stories on feelings and bodies.

Collective film (1’51s, 2019).

Post the images in 360°, literally.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’41s, 2016).

The intimate perception of the inner voices of passing humans, which leads to a choice of life.

Collective film (3’27s, 2015).

In nature, objects sing to give themselves courage.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’41s, 2021).

Even when cut, the life of a tree is transmitted and multiplied.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’36s, 2018).

Contemplative quest for meaning in an abandoned summer camp.

Lying down, not being able to move, but turning your head, trying to look behind you. Instrumental music, 2017,2’19s. Improvisation of Benoît Labourdette (synthesizers). Improvisation realized under private seing on January (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’21s, 2020).

A fire that burns us, captured by nature.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’31s, 2021).

At times, time and space are reversed.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’08s, silent, 2017).

Prepare for a troubled comeback.

Shoot movies with mobile phones as of 2005, when cameras appear in phones, shoot movies with drones from 2013, when he sold quantities at Christmas, use standalone portable projectors to project movies in the streets, deflect the techniques of (...)

Musical creations, often improvised, usually made with an analog synthesizer, in public or private. For improvisations, the general principle is to play a single instrument, to create the whole sound live. No pre-existing rhythm on which to (...)

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