Hand studies 8

Etude pour mains 8 Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’31s, 2010). 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, hatred, boredom, separations... thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’31s, 2010).
4 August 2010. Published by Leny Müh.

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, hatred, boredom, separations...

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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.