“Innovation” is a singularly overused word, which is often used to justify change for change’s sake, the new without thinking. Innovation is often linked to ephemeral and superficial fashions.
But innovation (i.e. “introducing something new into something established”, its first use from the 14th Century onwards being in the legal field) is in my opinion a fundamental and vital dynamic: it is a listening to the evolution of the world, to adapt our projects to it, whether in personal, professional, social, material, spiritual or artistic constructions; it is a necessity to be alive, i.e. in movement.
Innovation is not to be confused with disruption, which is the most radical form. Innovation is an energy of renewal, of invention, of creation. Innovation is the energy of change necessary for life. Its value is only very rarely recognized at first glance, because no one has the criteria for judging it yet. Innovation is indispensable, but requires open-mindedness in order to be welcomed.
Legal, historical, technological, economic and political elements.
“Piracy is a danger for creation, infringers must be punished”: this is the commonly accepted discourse, which directs points of view, regulatory and professional choices. And yet, the very people who hold this discourse contradict it in their (...)
How to set in motion an approach open to cultural rights, that is to say, to put more democracy in the projects and the relationship with the public? A good way to start is to analyze your project according to the 8 cultural rights proposed by (...)
Professional meeting led by Benoît Labourdette (duration: 1h35’).
How can we draw inspiration for the future of film exhibition from innovative projects carried out during the period of confinement in 2020?Professional meeting led by Benoît Labourdette, filmmaker, educator, expert in new media and cultural (...)
Chomo (1907-1999) quotes. “We are not on the earth to make money, eat and have sex. We are on the earth to evolve.” “Before, we mimicked, in art, the truth (reality). Now, we have understood, I have understood that we can represent dreams. I (...)
Participation in a roundtable on innovation in dissemination approaches.The Moulin d’Andé, “Center of cultural meetings”, is a place of poetry, of creation, where artists come for a long time to revitalize and create. A little corner of paradise? (...)
In my work, it’s the same, I invent methods and tools. And this produces things, by themselves, almost. So I invent, and the works are the traces of these inventions.
The Arts Centre Enghien Les Bains / digital Scriptures, an important place of digital creation in France, proposed Saturday, December 2, 2012, the first workshop for animation movie... with mobile phone ! Designed with and led by Benoît (...)
Day of reflection and common development of innovative projects, for cinema operators and mediators.The ACRIRA and the GRAC (Rhône Alpes region), within the framework of their “Ciné Lab # 6”asked me to participate in the animation of a day of (...)
Accepting that maybe some people will never want to talk to us again. Accepting to be afraid and to be rejected, because we are accomplishing a “mission”, of which nobody, not even ourselves, know the goal. This is not seeking to be loved at all! (...)
Post-confinement cultural action project.
Itinerant projections on city walls, in the neighbourhood around a cinema, to experience again the happiness of shared projection, without any fear of health, thanks to the outside and the easy respect of social distancing. The film is also an (...)
Stage de 5 semaines (formation en présentiel, à distance ou mixte).
Cette formation approfondie proposée par le CEFPF, dont le formateur référent est Benoît Labourdette, permet l’appropriation des nouveaux langages, technologies et pratiques de l’audiovisuel numérique, dans une perspective de construction (...)
43rd Grenoble Open Air Short Film Festival : film analysis course.
The Grenoble Open Air Short Film Festival always starts with a two-day course. For the 43rd edition of the festival in 2020, the workshop is animated by Benoît Labourdette, and takes place in video, on the theme “Short film, digital and 21st (...)
March 10, 2010, invited by Serge Tisseron, I made a speech at iconic College INA, on the theme “The mobile phone is it the future of cinema?”.Text about the interventionThe phone is in almost any pocket at all times. Who forgets his cell (...)
Roundtable / lectures on the issues of creation in the digital age.Rouen, 2 December 2014. I participated in the roundtable / lectures as an artist and cultural player. It is obvious, digital upset the issues of artistic creation, whether from (...)
At the invitation of the UFFEJ Britanny (Laurence Dabosville), I proposed a day of training for project managers “Smugglers images” of the Britanny region (France), on the potential of the “mobile projection.” Issues of the training * Why is the (...)
Training for the Institut Français Region East Europe
To take into account the evolution of the use of moving images, in order to conceive adapted cultural proposals, motivating for the public, and in the missions of the Institut Français.Training day animated by Benoît Labourdette, within the (...)
The Cinematheque of Martigues offers a program of films by Benoît Labourdette. “From the sensitive to the camera”Benoît Labourdette’s film program, from April 1 to 15, 2017, as part of the exhibition “Films in the Pockets”.Presentation textTo (...)
What methodology should be adopted to build cultural projects that have the capacity to tame uncertainty and thus become more deeply rooted in their objectives? Methodological proposal, based on the thesis of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the (...)
Photographs, paintings, drawings, assemblies and texts by Benoît Labourdette (unless otherwise stated).