Let’s imagine a moment - Episode 19

Imaginons un instant - Episode 19 A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’09s, 2010). Let’s imagine for a moment that the sky is red... thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
4 January 2010. Published by Leny Müh.

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

After the passage from 2009 to 2010, I asked myself the question of our extraterrestrial origin. It is not impossible, it is one of the theories of our existence on earth, that we are the offspring of a meteorite, which, having arrived on earth, would have brought the elements of the chemical reaction to the starting point of life’s existence.

“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.