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, 2010).
The memory of a day, of a life maybe, in some imperceptible gestures with one hand raised there. All the drama, or all the joys, parading in the inner sensations of our body. Visible, as the emerged part of an iceberg, in the nerve impulses flowing hand.
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.