Words

Calligraphic explorations, unique words inspiring their form of drawing.

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, based on an idea by Nassera Tamer (2’25s, 2020).

Love we live it, it guides us or overwhelms us, we enjoy it or suffer from it... but by the way, what is it, exactly?

A film by Benoît Labourdette and Lucie Vedel (3’18s, mute, 2017).

In the fault of racism, even the simplest words no longer succeed in forming, the meaning of everything is lost.

Where the intersection between the letters is no exception, the word that at first seemed to flee takes its reason.

How a single word, the most important of words, reveals different facets only through the way it is written.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’48s, 2013).

One day a train. Chopped audiovisual form, from which emerge childhood memories, confrontation with the self-forgetfulness.

Listen to the people around you and write down some of their words.

The letters of these words are necessarily linked, by the line.

The letters of these words must be in each other, for they have been asked. They seek their freedom there.

The six letters that make up the word “couple” have a hard time fitting together, and even end up forming other words.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’32s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Elton).

Specific words that can lead to racism.

We are in a society of words, and in a society of images. Citizens have become producers and broadcasters of their images, as well as being spectators. The images and their circulations modify in depth the psychosocial dimension of our lives. (...)

“Let’s imagine for a moment that this broom is a human being”, “let’s imagine for a moment that this pavement is a sun”, “let’s imagine for a moment that the night doesn’t exist”... in everyday life, incongruous and surrealistic visions of the world. (...)

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