Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) is considered the father of “optical art”. These are abstract creations, based on the illusion of depth and movement, thanks to a very precise work on geometry and human perception. He made abstraction in art playful and joyful.
I have had an intimate connection with his work since I was a child, when his works were very present in the public space. His radicality, fully assumed for the simple visual combinatorics, gives me the confidence to explore forms of expression that are a priori cold and mechanical, but which carry poetry and life, such as kaleidoscopes for example.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’55s, 2018).
The effect of submission relationships on the brain.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’05s, 2019).
The functions and necessities of art, which is not a luxury, but life and our very nature. Quotes from Paul Klee.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’04s, 2019).
In the skin of a fragile insect at night. Based on a haiku by Ôshima Ryôta (1716-1784).
A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’09s, 2019).
Tribute seen from the sky to the work of Victor Vasarely.
Projection on the ten screens of EP7 - The digital dance hall (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France) of a selection of films by Benoît Labourdette shot with a drone (18-minute loop video), along with other works chosen by the Mobile Camera Club (...)
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 (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’55s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: Bob Boss).
When nature brings us back to the Sacred.