Impressionnism

Video installation. These are one-minute videos to be broadcast repeatedly on black surfaces. Work on the sensation of the landscape, the project to transmit an immediate impression. As a mix between Lumière and impressionist paintings ... made of pixels. Four image layers, whose pixels are subtracted from each other, a mostly black image with objects and bodies are revealed when they are shifted from each other : this is the time that makes the image.

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). The clouds move slowly, if you look at the sky for a brief moment, but seem to go very quickly if you take the time to look. The relativity of perceived time... And if we superimpose the pictures of (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). The reflection of the city in the windows of skyscrapers is a fascinating visual effect. These buildings, which usually dominate us, are, in the city itself, reduced to a single image, a fragile (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). Sometimes, in the Paris metro, thanks to work, the walls are stripped of their posters for a facelift. So, during the time of repair, there are still traces, such as scratches that make the ancient (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). The Pont Neuf, in addition to its architectural history (the oldest bridge in Paris), has an artistic history : its packaging by Christo in 1985, the film “The Lovers on the Pont Neuf” by Leos Carax (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). At the end of the afternoon, the shadows are long, which can be interesting for the subtraction of pixels. This station platform in the Paris suburbs is unique it is surelevé over the city, and thus (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). The modernization of subway platforms in Paris (France) consists of the installation of glass barriers on the quayside. As a screen so that opens and closes each time underground. The entrance is in (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). In a “city”, a popular area of the city near Marseille, makes buildings aligned, there are actions, artistic and social: making jam, building street furniture ... a small party in the heart of everyday (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). Raindrops on the window of a moving train. Plan sets a moving object. Metaphor of cinema: the film set in the device records the movement of the world before. In fact, a train is technically a kind (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). People sitting, working in a small office, with the background the street behind the window. The superposition of four times by subtracting the pixels can give, if you look at a single character, an (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). This small park is located next door to me. For years, every time I go there, I am concerned about this bit of wall damaged, with the apparent behind the plaster bricks that fell long ago. As an (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). An installation of Japanese bowls, lamps installed to decorate the countryside, in the context of “Encounters documentary film” in Mellionnec (Brittany - France). The movement of these white balls (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). A train station, on the day of going on holiday, is a very ephemeral space in my opinion, to be revealed in the truth of what is humanly play, lends itself well to the visual processing of (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). Human beings to the descent of a train. Each figure shows that passes through its movement in the layers of the image, which was hidden there.

Video loop Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). Railway buildings designed to accommodate the movement of trains, can be taken as a metaphor of the film projector. With the subtraction of pixels in four layers, the platform of the small station (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). The Eiffel Tower, visible monument if any, if it visually subtracted from itself becomes invisible, except if the viewer is small head movements, which show her figure (...)

Video loop Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). A hall, a reception. By visual subtraction of four superimposed shots made one after the other, humans mutate in remains of their presence, ie become almost absent, revealing the edges of the immutable (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). A simple Parisian sidewalk. We go, we go, in daily life. But are we sure we’ve been there at that time ? Do we remember our presence to the world and to others, in the everyday moments... that become (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). The view of a single metro corridor, with the same principle of visual overlay of four times, in which the pixels are subtracted, added, multiplied, divided, to show as “edges” of time, on the edges of (...)

A digital tribute to the first Lumière films, with these references. Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 2013).

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10, 2013). A bridge over the Marne. Classic about the Impressionist painters. Reinterpreted in my own way, in addition and subtraction of pixels of different (...)