Exist

What is an image ? To answer this question, the first question to ask is: Why do we see? How do we see? What do we see? Keeping it simple: at the bottom of our eye, there is a “sensitive area”, which sends information to the brain, which (...)

A film by Richard Texier and Benoît Labourdette (8’51s, 2014).

Film Richard Texier’s paintings with a drone...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’54s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that cars don’t exist...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’43s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this train doesn’t exist anymore...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’27s, 2018).

Discovering in the materiality of the world that a work of art is not what it seems.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’11s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that fatigue doesn’t exist...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (53s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: John B.).

Write the language differently, reinvent our place in the world.

Training day and co-construction of educational tools to work on self-image, designed in collaboration between theMaison de l’image (Noémie Rubat du Mérac, project manager) and Benoît Labourdette. April 26, 2018. Summary of the day on the website (...)

I published the article “Lives in Pictures” in the June 2016 issue of the Spirit Journal on the theme “Power of Images”. Issue edited by Carole Desbarats. Presentation text of the article “Lives in Pictures” Smartphones and digital platforms have (...)

From the point of view of perception, a film is only an illusion formed by our brain from visual and auditory stimuli. Images seen can produce sounds and vice versa. Each person mentally constructs a different film from the same film seen. Thus (...)

Collective film (4’42s, 2016).

Exist? In time, in space, in poetry... in the image?

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’05s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that the night doesn’t exist...

A film by Benoît Labourdette, 4 minutes, 2009, digital, Scope 2.35, Color, stereo.

We meet a homeless in the street and we forget, one minute later.

If it stays in the bottom of my computer, I might as well say that it doesn’t exist, at all. And it will never exist, that’s one of the natures of digital.

Because of the mechanical nature of its technical function, photography is for me a matter of time rather than a visual matter : in its silver salts, or its pixels today, it is time which is captured, preserved, reinvented at every glance. Time (...)

Collection of poems. Musical inspiration and graphic matter. It is the matter of a sound associated with the matter of the writing with the hand which give birth to the text. The sound is no longer there, it is behind the existence of the line. (...)

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