Let’s imagine a moment - Episode 12

Imaginons un instant - Episode 12 Let’s imagine for a moment that this hallway is a ski slope... }. A Benoît Laboudette film (1’59s, 2009)} thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
8 December 2009. Published by Leny Müh.

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

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

The principle of this investigation in the real is to build from an opening to the surrealist hazards that life proposes.

Today, a search to buy something rare: the salesman of a store advises me another store, I go there, I can’t find it. A security guard sends me to another store... I can’t find it. In these basements of the big city, where underground trains run, I meet people in a shop who dream about their ski holidays, buy their equipment, prepare their trips. All this is just a few seconds away from the mundane and mundane corridors of everyday life. It was therefore necessary to confront these dreams and reality, so close at heart!

“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.