Sidewalk

Sidewalk 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.

Technical

Multiplications, additions, subtractions of pixels on four layers on a paved surface bounded by poles, for visual work on the issue of human presence : some are black shadows that darken the scene by their passage, some holes light that illuminate the scene and others.
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18 June 2013. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

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.

Technical

Multiplications, additions, subtractions of pixels on four layers on a paved surface bounded by poles, for visual work on the issue of human presence : some are black shadows that darken the scene by their passage, some holes light that illuminate the scene and others.

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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.