Portal

Portal

Anouk De Clercq

video, b/w, 16:9, stereo, BE, 2002, 14'

Portal unfolds a space where you can drop your guard: a rhythmical, geometrical landscape, a soothing place made from sloping shapes and whispering sounds. Anouk De Clercq depicts an ‘interior landscape’, a mental space built of cool shades of grey and fathomless horizons, rotating, tilting and caressing. An exploration of the limits of the utopian and the inner nature, in a longing for a place of enlightenment: “here never alone”.
The video was made on the occasion of Secret Gardens, a concept of centre for the arts Limelight (now Buda Kunstencentrum) and cultural manifestation Anno’02, for which several artists had been assigned to design a secret garden at various locations in the city of Kortrijk.

Animation Joris Cool
Music Anton Aeki
Produced by Limelight & Portapak

Portal

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto (CA), Feb 1, 2015 — 18:30 Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (IL), Nov 29 – Dec 4, 2006 Cumbria Institute of the Arts Carlisle (GB), Oct 26-27, 2006 Les Yeux La Nuit Nancy (FR), May 23, 2006 Zebrastraat Gent (BE), Apr 1 – Jun 8, 2006 FRAC Basse-Normandie Caen (FR), Jan 19, 2006 SAFN gallery Reykjavik (IS), Jan 14 – Feb 5, 2006 Instants Vidéos Aix-en-Provence (FR), Nov 26, 2005 Campus Ceria Brussels (BE), Oct 15, 2005 Argos Brussels (BE), Oct 13-22, 2005 Videomedeja Novi Sad (CS), Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2005 Itau Cultural Institute Belo Horizonte (BR), Jul 6-28, 2005 Festival International du Film de La Rochelle La Rochelle (FR), Jul 1-11, 2005 M HKA Antwerpen (BE), Oct 23, 2004 — 21:00 Limelight Filmhuis Kortrijk (BE), Oct 3-27, 2004 Sonic Acts Amsterdam (NL), Sep 23-25, 2004 Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Electronique Montreal (CA), Sep 20-27, 2004 Beeldruis Ruiselede (BE), Aug 7 – Sep 5, 2004 ICA London (GB), Aug 5, 2004 Future Imprint International Animation Competition Taipei (TW), Apr 16 – May 14, 2004 Bizart Shanghai (CN), Feb 17-27, 2004 Argos Brussels (BE), Oct 17-25, 2003 Galerie Rachel Haferkampf Cologne (DE), Sep 19-26, 2003 Bozar, Prix Jeune Peinture Belge Brussels (BE), Jun 25 – Sep 7, 2003 Smart Project Space Amsterdam (NL), May 6, 2003 — 20:00 WRO Art Centre Wroclaw (PL), Apr 30 – May 4, 2003 European Media Art Festival Osnabrück (DE), Apr 23-27, 2003 De Balie Amsterdam (NL), Mar 13-14, 2003 Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), Mar 1-13, 2003 Cultuurcentrum Strombeek (BE), Feb 14 – Mar 9, 2003 IFFR Rotterdam (NL), Jan 22 – Feb 2, 2003 Secret Gardens Kortrijk (BE), Aug 23 – Sep 7, 2002