Let’s imagine a moment - Episode 15

Imaginons un instant - Episode 15 A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’47s, 2009). Let’s imagine for a moment that this chair is a movie theater... thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
14 December 2009. Published by Leny Müh.

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

Here is the desire to meet a place, a potential place, a brand new place, in which there has not yet been a lot of things. A place of promise, which asked me the question of cinema. And the question of life and the place of cinema, precisely. In a theater like this, you can make cinema beat.

A place linked to Zinc / ECM Friche la Belle de mai in Marseille (Emmanuel Vergès, Claire Duport, Céline Berthoumieux).

“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.