David Claerbout uses light and time as his primary mediums and sees their effect as the foremost agents of communication. Architecture is frequently represented in his work, the tones are uniform and sombre. In this work by Claerbout, the image initially seems to have been frozen as if in a photograph. Only after a while do the subtle changes of light and shadow become apparent. The film’s 38 minutes correspond with the actual time needed for the sun to pass over that part of the facade. David Claerbout's work intensifies the spectator's perception: you are made aware that you are looking at an image.
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|Material and technique|
Video > Audio-visual work > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Duration (min) 38
|Accession number||BRL 2005-27 (MK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Han Nefkens H+F Mecenaat 2005|
|Collector||Collector / Han Nefkens|
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David Claerbout's work is often on the cusp of photography and film. In 2003, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum held a small exhibition of Claerbout's work and in...Bekijk het volledige profiel