Window

Window. © Benoît Labourdette.

A window is an opening. This opening is mainly considered in the architectural sense, but it is also psychological, symbolic, historical, rhetorical, financial, anatomical, computer-related... windows can be found in all areas of life. Moreover, it is quite possible that you are reading this text on a computer whose operating system is called “Windows”!

Since 2009, I have been proposing to many people to make films “By my window”, in the sense of an opening towards oneself and towards others, by sharing the sensible.

My work of artistic creation and mediation could be seen as a process of discovery and opening of windows, one’s own, for oneself and for others, in a double movement of mutual enrichment. The moving screenings, which opens windows in the walls of cities, are the most obvious incarnation of this.

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Twenty-six films made in three days.Since 2006, barely a year after the appearance of cameras in mobile phones, I teach at the School of Cinema ESAV Toulouse for students in their final year of implementation, offering a “Pocket Films (...)

A film co-directed by Alain Fleischer and Benoît Labourdette (18’01s, 2016). Music by Benoît Labourdette.

An UAV in the Picasso Museum in Paris just before its reopening in 2014. An unusual visit to a place such that you will never see it again. And Picasso speaks...

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 Benoît Labourdette (4’15s, 2020).

The paradox of knowing there’s so much we don’t know. IssueCan a film be a philosophical support? I.e. to be a tool to open up to the activity of thinking about the world. I think so.

Travelling screening as part of the Valence Script Festival

Travelling projection in the old town of Valence of a selection of films “By my window”.The International Festival of Valence - Scriptwriters and Composers could not take place in April 2020 due to the confinement. A partnership has been (...)

Collective film (2’43s, 2018).

Objects rise.

Audiovisual workshop with drone for young inhabitants of the city of the Navigators in Choisy-le-Roi, as part of a multidisciplinary artistic project.As part of the Urban Renewal project in Choisy-le-Roi, several successive actions took place (...)

Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (2’16s, 2014).

Lights at night.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (9’28s, 2016).

Sensitive sharing of therapeutic indications to fight against fear, this kind of fear present inside of each.

Collective film (3’19s, 2018).

The little object people of a building courtyard.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’58s, 2015).

A meeting of missing persons in a deconstructed place in transformation. Reminiscences of voices and breaths. Exploding of architectural elements, tables, chairs, windows, lamps...

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 (7’30s, 2019).

Digital things whisper their existence in our ears.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’25s, 2010).

Hands, or rather the hand, is a subject that matters to movies shot with handheld cameras : the camera in one hand, that films the other hand.

Video Creation by Benoît Labourdette (2’17s, 2014).

Enter somewhere. Not so simple...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’06s, 1999-2019).

A contemplative journey through the energy of light, between nature and electronics.

Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (3’51s, 2014).

The invention of landscape.

Collective film (1’56s, 2016).

From the end of the world, from the end of time, crossings on a terrace.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’09s, 2018).

A film can be like a spiritual, philosophical object, a text that accompanies our lives and teaches us new things every time we watch it.

Newspaper article.

Interview of Benoît Labourdette on the back of the Breton newspaper Le Télégramme, about the platform By my window, by Guenaëlle Daujon..Link to the article on Le Télégramme :https://www.letelegramme.fr/france/benoit-labourdette-nous-sommes-tous-des-pra

Collective film (6’15s, 2020)

Like a little story of writing and looking, from paper to screens.

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

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

The fémis (National School of picture and sound, Paris - France) offers a “Summer School”, which is each year a documentary filmmaking course during two months for students from around the world.I assure the animation of the beginning of the (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette film (1’59s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this building is a cream cake...

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.

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. (...)

Video platform

On 1 April 2020, during the period of confinement in France, I opened the video contribution platform www.parmafenetre.fr..Following the numerous feedbacks I received, creating these films, as much as watching them, did a lot of good to those (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’04s, 2013).

I had always felt guilty for the first time that I had cheated in class. No more.

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

When an architecture made of glass reveals its intrinsic abstraction.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’44s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this street is a safe deposit box...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’12s, 2014).

Facets of a vision of the feminine, fragmentary.

Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’16s, 2010).

The trip, since the invention of the train, is a very dangerous mechanical operation. So musics, mechanical also. The landscape it also is filled with these mechanisms. Mechanisms at all levels.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’11s, 2012).

The metaphor for the journey of life of a human being through a visual journey “kaleidoscopic” in a building.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (10’06s, 2015). With Marion Geerebaert.

After the death was sown into arbitrariness, a young woman comes back to haunt her mate.

Interview with Benoît Labourdette about self-portrait, in “Lightnings”, the Digital Magazine of Écla (avril 2016).Link to the article on the website of the lightnings Journal : http://eclairs.aquitaine.fr/se-mett... “Get naked” (interview with (...)

Essay, by Emmanuel Vergès

In the construction of cultural proposals, focus attention on the lived and shared experience. Short essay on the philosophy of action and the function of art.Benoît Labourdette’s work, between By my window and street projections, makes me think (...)

To shoot from our homes, not to shoot our homes. Film what we see from your window and tell an important memory about this image, to share it with others we don’t know. Dare to let ourselves be surprised by the movement of our own thought, and (...)

Since 2009, through workshops and filmmaking workshops that I lead, I propose, among others, the following work: shooting through a window, and tell a souvenir in clip. Many movies, beautiful, strong, and have been made​​. From time to time, as (...)

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