Let’s imagine a moment - Episode 11

Imaginons un instant - Episode 11 Let’s imagine for a moment that cars don’t exist... } A Benoît Labourdette film (1’54s, 2009)} thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
1 December 2009. Published by Leny Müh.

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

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

I realize that the theme of life on earth also returns almost automatically as soon as we look around us. The theme of the possibility of life on earth, and the question of our existence. It is amazing how, in everyday life, which seems obvious, in reality, as soon as you ask a small question, the essential questions come up.

The question of form, which I’m reworking. Frames, camera axes, etc. Important. And I’m thinking that I need to clarify the work on the narrative structure.

“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.