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 (1’10s, 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 themselves over time ? Or rather, if we (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 reflection, ephemeral, fragmented. Subtracting (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 pieces of posters. No more commercials, but (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 in 1991, etc.. But one of its reality is that in (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 offers an overwhelming views of the (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 the car and as an entry in the (...)

Video loop by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 (1’10s, 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 of camera. This is not his first goal (which is (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 opening on the “depth” of the person, thus (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 opening to a view of the inside of a body. As a (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 with the wind, with superimposing / subtraction (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 subtraction of (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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.

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 Breton takes a universal (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 fleetingly.

Loop video Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 architectural (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 extraordinary if we take a look on them. (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 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 architecture, and human beings, unique, (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 2013).

A digital tribute to the first Lumière films, with these references.

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 2013).

A bridge over the Marne. Classic about the Impressionist painters. Reinterpreted in my own way, in addition and subtraction of pixels of different times.