Hand studies

Hands, or rather the hand, is a subject that matters to movies shot with handheld cameras : the camera in one hand, that films the other hand.

With mobile phones, filming his feet was a recurring figure, because when turned on the phone, in a horizontal position, we see his feet. On the other hand, with a digital camera that is facing you, it is vertical when it turned on. So often the other hand appears in the image.

This hand can become a topic.

Blood on the hands... who can pretend not to have some, even indirectly? Film by Benoît Labourdette (2’21s, 2010).

Invisible war. Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’39s, 2010).

At night, memories emerge. As in a dream, gestures are back in the hands, without even one noticing. It is our body that “records”, that stores, that enrolled in our memory, ’reviewing the film’ the day. Film by Benoît Labourdette (2’06s, (...)

A tree in the middle of a street. It’s simple and banal. But if we explore its surface, its bark, we discover stories. All the stories that took place around, including the tree retains traces, etched on him, like so many tattoos. Love, venue, (...)

In a corridor of the Paris metro, only urban universe, fruit emerge from tiled walls. Film by Benoît Labourdette (2’06s, 2010).

Everyone runs, goes about his occupations, his work, his sport, his body, his loves, his delay, its all his time, some on foot, others by car, bicycle, light clothing, or city. And if, at the top of all this turmoil, a great hand had all this, (...)

All is only a game. Communicate with fellow via digital networks is part of the game. Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’38s, 2010).

Under the cobblestones, the beach ! A desire for freedom, for fulfillment, which today actually exists, but is only an image. Film by Benoît Labourdette (2’03s, 2010).

The trip, since the invention of the train, is a very dangerous mechanical operation. So musics, mechanical also. The landscape it also is filled with these mechanisms. Mechanisms at all levels. Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’16s, (...)

The violence of the images and the violence of the relationship to the images, through the deadly ’road-movie’ with one hand. Film Benoît Labourdette (3’02s, 2010).

Hands, or rather the hand, is a subject that matters to movies shot with handheld cameras : the camera in one hand, that films the other hand. A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’25s, 2010).