Hand studies 4

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

Under the cobblestones, the beach ! A desire for freedom, for fulfillment, which today actually exists, but is only an image.

Hand gliding on the image, seeking to grasp it, to live it, but nothing no longer starts. Utopia remains a utopia of glossy paper. The body has almost disappear. Yet the hand is part of a body made of flesh, bones and blood, but it has more than one meaning, almost more than the feel of smooth surfaces, so a last meaning that gives it more to the cold.

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.