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. (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’53s, 2005).
Rediscover the world, between its real and imaginary dimensions, with a new shooting tool.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’00s, 2015).
Is the world began, or is it an imaginary space, built from a logical matrix ? Questions and answers at a simple crossroads.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’24s, 2015).
Exploration by word and image of the relationship between physical movement and writing.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’23s, 2020).
Place of life, what is it? More than a place, perhaps it’s the time in which one lives the things that are important to one’s self.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’47s, 2009).
Let’s imagine for a moment that this trash can is a bus...
A film by Benoît Labourdette (12’56s, 2016). With Bénédicte Loyen.
Feverish dream in a baroque chapel. A vanitas with words.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’56s, 2019).
A place visited today, empty, where I lived so many things a long time ago.
Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (3’46s, 2014).
Memories, drawned on walls, faces.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’18s, 2009).
Let’s imagine for a moment that this poster is a face...
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’58s, 2013).
Body, space and timeA body in the city at night. The body of the eye. The look of the body. The experience of coming and going, which is the breath of a city. Is the time in the city, is a chronological space in the perception that one has ? (...)
The algorithms, which are supposed to square our gaze, open us up to the unsuspected poetry of the world.Series of 27 photos, treated with the “seam carving” technique, which reveals a disturbing strangeness.The seam carving or intelligent (...)
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, (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’11s, 2005).
One of the first movies shot with mobile phone.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’59s, 2016).
Political commitment begins in look and name what we see.
Video Creation by Benoît Labourdette (2’40s, 2014).
The reality around us is far more fragmented space than it appears in the first instance.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’44s, 2013).
“Small child at the bottom of the back seat of the car, travel and night lights are not very real. With the help of tire, three minutes of travel on the street appear three long hours of contemplative abstract (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’49s, 2009).
Let’s imagine for a moment that these streets are canals...
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’05s, 2005).
The fascination of being able to film what happens in everyday life, thanks to the first mobile phones equipped with cameras.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’55s, 2016).
Visiting the dead is listening to their whispers.
Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 2013).
A simple Parisian sidewalk. We go, we go, in daily life. But are we sure we’ve been there at that time ? Do we remember our presence to the world and to others, in the everyday moments... that become extraordinary if we take a look on them. (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’15s, 2020).
A coconut shares her image problems: will she succeed in gaining confidence in her qualities?
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’38s, 2003).
“I parked my scooter, I lost my scooter. If someone found it, he can bring it to me.” Small musical and visual variation humorous.
Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 2013).
The reflection of the city in the windows of skyscrapers is a fascinating visual effect. These buildings, which usually dominate us, are, in the city itself, reduced to a single image, a fragile reflection, ephemeral, fragmented. Subtracting (...)
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 (11’17s, 2013).
In life, the most important things, whether happy or tragic, often happen by accident. The story of a man, not young, caught in the spiral of family repetition and humiliation experienced. It will commit the irreparable, although it will impose (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’33s, 2011).
The blind run in the streets.
Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (3’47s, 2014).
Humans make maps, marks, before go into action.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’00s, 1998).
Someone vomited on the sidewalk. The crowd walking avoiding the puddle of vomit. Someone feels the pain of one who was there a few minutes before, and vomited because he had too much. The pain of the (...)
Video creation by Benoît Labourdette (3’27s, 2014).
Materials and scales.
Series of photographs. Cubist faces thanks to the tears of torn up advertising postersOn the suggestion of the photographer Myriam Drosne, when a “paper face” appears to me in the city, its streets or its subways, I keepa photographic track of (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’11s, 2009).
Let’s imagine for a moment that fatigue 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.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’05s, 2009).
Let’s imagine for a moment that this street is the beginning of the world...
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’24s, 2009).
Our real, composed of the confrontation of beauty and drama. But the reality of others, too, who live on dramas and are exposed, in the eyes of all, at the moment when they are the most fragile.
The films are on the walls : cinema-walks in Seine Saint Denis (France). Sunday, October 25 and Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 18h. At dusk, guests are invited to stroll like no other, you will discover short films projected on the walls of the (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’41s, 2016).
The intimate perception of the inner voices of passing humans, which leads to a choice of life.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’37s, 2016).
Numbers structure music ; thus, well focused, one can hear the singular song of no. 46 of this street...
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’55s, 2009).
Let’s imagine for a moment that these air launchers are flame throwers...
A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’18s, 2011).
Invent a tale. Ground the story into reality. Why does the shape of the tale in 2011 ? Probably to make again metaphor, universal. A simple love story.
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 (...)
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 (...)
Shoot movies with mobile phones as of 2005, when cameras appear in phones, shoot movies with drones from 2013, when he sold quantities at Christmas, use standalone portable projectors to project movies in the streets, deflect the techniques of (...)