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White House

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In this video we see two men having a heated argument in front of a white house. In the end, one of the men is murdered. These scene seems to be an endless loop, but if you continue to watch, the shadows of the building and the men grow longer and longer. The men performed the scene seventy-five times, during which only the time of day changed. The time of this film corresponds to real time. The passing of time is a central theme in the work of video artist David Claerbout.

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Title White House
Material and technique Video, colour, sound
Object type
Video > Audio-visual work > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Duration (hour) 13
Duration (min) 27
Duration (sec) 53
Artists Artist: David Claerbout
Accession number 66
Credits Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (collection Stichting Van Beuningen/Peterich-fonds), 2006
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2006
Creation date in 2006
External exhibitions La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (2012)
Colour > Image > Technique > Material and technique
Sound > Technique > Material and technique

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David Claerbout

Kortrijk 1969

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...

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