Church

Church: this is both the place of assembly, generally devoted to religious worship, and the human assembly itself, and by extension in Christianity, the whole of the believers in the same dogma. Whatever one thinks of it, churches are part of our cultural history, so some of my films are shot in churches and some texts refer to them.



A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’44s, 2016).

A sequence tour of the interior of the Basilica La Sagrada Família, by the architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona.

Recital by Karina Desbordes (soprano), Sylvie Lechevalier (piano) and Benoît Labourdette (video).

Eternal Russian melodies in a poetic visual universe drawn live on architecture thanks to video projection.On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8pm, at the Église écossaise de Paris (17 rue Bayard 75008 Paris), Karina Desbordes (soprano), Sylvie (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’11s, 2016).

Fantasy of the disappearance of religion.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’22s, 1998).

Ode to childbirth by a young adult.

Leslie entered this church, and she didn’t believe what she was told, despite her efforts.Instrumental music, 2018, 2’37s. By Benoît Labourdette (Arturia synthesizer).

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’40s, 2021).

Film comes, in the history of mankind, as a much more religious fact than one might have thought at first glance..André Bazin, in his article “Ontology of the photographic image” (1945), evokes in a very clear way the function of the original (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (12’56s, 2016). With Bénédicte Loyen.

Feverish dream in a baroque chapel. A vanitas with words.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’26s, 2013).

On the way to autofiction, a conversation between a father and his son, played by the same voice.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’44s, 2020).

Buildings have been constructed in connection with the sky. What did we lose?

Enter where the other is and search within yourself if, illuminated by the stained glass windows, contact with the afterlife is made.Instrumental music, 2018, 2’10s. By Benoît Labourdette (synthesizers and manufactured instrument, the “Turn me (...)

Collective film (1’37s, 2014).

Sentiments of abandonment...

Collective film (6’24s, 2014).

Inspirations in a place of spirituality.

A film by Marie (2’14s, 2009).

Keep a record of what you see from home and not what is in your home. Even if what we see from home seems banal to us, the important thing is to share our gaze.

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, (...)

A movie by Benoît Labourdette (3’24s, 2014).

Royaumont abbey : get there and rebuild it...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’43s, 2021).

Sometimes the pieces of the puzzle fit together like a piece of cake... you think you’re touching heaven.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’48s, 2016). With the voice of Bénédicte Loyen.

In Western society, the written language was invented again to name God. Our words carry weight of the religious, in spite of us. Seek to understand ...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’46s, 2019).

A religious building, what else is it but a metaphor experienced by the sincere visitor to be immersed in the flowering?

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’58s, 2020).

The black magic of statues, to sow fear in us... and thus prevent us from thinking, thus controlling our souls and our actions.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’42s, 2021).

Organic architecture from the sea.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’24s, 2019, muet).

Why do we let ourselves be photographed?Based on photos of Mark Neville published in Le Monde “M”.

Une messe triste, qui ne se passe pas comme prévu.Musique instrumentale, 2017, 2’3s. Improvisation de Benoît Labourdette (synthétiseurs).A sad mass, which doesn’t go as planned.Instrumental music, 2017, 2’03s. Improvisation of Benoît Labourdette (...)

Music album

Set of nine instrumental tracks composed and performed by Benoît Labourdette. The summer camp, studious and festive time, a universe that brings to a playful music.Download the whole album “Summer Camp” for free. Hiha (3’37s). Riri (3’04s). (...)

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