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