Luminous object

Luminous object A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’42s, 2019). “When the eye, emerging from the darkness, suddenly sees a luminous object, it will seem much larger at first sight than in the long run.” Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks (optical). thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’42s, 2019).
18 March 2019. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

“When the eye, emerging from the darkness, suddenly sees a luminous object, it will seem much larger at first sight than in the long run.” Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks (optical).

Film made as an echo to the film Light in a Window, shot twenty years earlier.

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I make short films as a painter makes paintings, usually in a lonely way, away from academic practices of making cinema. Some films are made in a very spontaneous way, others can take years to mature. I explore the meeting between the image and the world. These are experimental works, which often also tell stories...