Let’s imagine for a moment

“Let’s imagine for a moment that this broom is a human being”, “let’s imagine for a moment that this pavement is a sun”, “let’s imagine for a moment that the night doesn’t exist”... in everyday life, incongruous and surrealistic visions of the world.

Twenty and one sequence shots, shot in 2009, in which I film myself, as I travel through life’s peregrinations, imagining by words a fiction based on the reality I am crossing.

I made this series with an innovative tool, the “Zoom Q3”, the first pocket camera equipped with an excellent quality microphone. It was this camera that invited me to do a work on the recording of the live voice in daily life.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’17s, 2010).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this shuttle is full of travelers... .

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’20s, 2010).

Let’s imagine for a moment that these stairs and escalators are rivals...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’09s, 2010).

Let’s imagine for a moment that the sky is red...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’49s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that these streets are canals...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’05s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this street is the beginning of the world...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’27s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this corridor is underwater...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’47s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this chair is a movie theater...

A film by Benoît Labourdette film (1’59s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this building is a cream cake...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’55s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that these air launchers are flame throwers...

A film by Benoît Laboudette (1’59s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this hallway is a ski slope...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’54s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that cars don’t exist...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’11s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that fatigue doesn’t exist...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’43s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this train doesn’t exist anymore...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’41s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this tree is a real tree...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’18s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this poster is a face...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’47s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this trash can is a bus...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’59s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this wall is a lawn...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’41s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this radiator is a wall...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’44s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this street is a safe deposit box...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’47s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this wall is outside... .

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’05s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that the night doesn’t exist...