Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898, 1972) was a genius engraver, who drew mathematical paradoxes, impossible constructions such as the Möbius ribbon or the Penrose triangle, fascinating abyssal settings, striking representations of infinity, etc.

His work, which seems to synthesize universal paradoxes, is very inspiring. In my opinion, we receive a generosity that invites us to be creative.

Some of my experiments with animated kaleidoscopes are more or less directly inspired by Escher’s work.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’17s, 2020).

Back to the place that resources us.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’12s, 2018).

We’re all taking the same stairs. We meet each other there, every morning and every evening. We’re pretending nothing.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’08s, 2019).

Collective stairway descent. Attempt to exhaust a Roman place.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’24s, 2017).

From the stone are born forms, which rise up to heaven, and finally resorb themselves.

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

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

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