Hand studies 2

Etude pour mains 2 Film Benoît Labourdette (3’02s, 2010). The violence of the images and the violence of the relationship to the images, through the deadly ’road-movie’ with one hand. thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
Film Benoît Labourdette (3’02s, 2010).
17 July 2010. Published by Leny Müh.

The violence of the images and the violence of the relationship to the images, through the deadly ’road-movie’ with one hand.

The hand confronts characters, in a context half-country, half-suburb. The power of click, the power to act on the images, the power to act on the world, remote but so concretely, just with the hand. A hand that eats images...

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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.