Building

Building

Anouk De Clercq

video, b/w, 4:3, stereo, BE, 2003, 12'

Shafts of light and the camera are moving through the dark as in a glissando. Flat, sharply cut forms appear in black-and-white and high definition. They feel their way along expanses of wall, opening up storeys, windows and doors, and break down on floors, stairs and columns.
In this way, according to a controlled choreography upheld by the music of Anton Aeki, a truly architectural experience is created on the screen. Like a constructivist audiovisual mobile, the building reveals itself and is being documented as in an architect's dream. In other words: as a spatial and atmospheric starting point for users to start leaving their marks on it.
Building is inspired by the new concerthall in Bruges and thereby also pays homage to the work of Robbrecht and Daem, the belgian architects' collective which is well known for such exploits as the new Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam and the Aue-pavilions for Documenta IX in Kassel.

Animation Joris Cool
Music Anton Aeki
Produced by Concertgebouw Brugge & Portapak

Building

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

GDM CINEMA Milan (IT), Mar 23 Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Antwerpen (BE), Sep 2 – Oct 9, 2016 Metro Kino Kulturhaus Vienna (AT), May 27, 2016 — 21:00 Goldkante Bochum (DE), Jan 20, 2016 — 20:00 Filmmuseum Munich (DE), Apr 25, 2015 WORM Rotterdam (NL), Feb 11, 2015 TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto (CA), Feb 1, 2015 — 18:30 European Media Studies Potsdam (DE), Dec 2, 2014 Todays Art Tokyo (JP), Nov 22-24, 2014 Kanuti Gildi Saal Tallinn (EE), Feb 27, 2014 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki (FI), Feb 24, 2014 National Centre for Contemporary Arts Moscow (RU), Jan 30 – Mar 16, 2014 21er Haus Vienna (AT), Jun 12, 2013 OT301 Amsterdam (NL), Sep 14-16, 2012 Museumnacht Amsterdam (NL), Sep 1, 2012 Tetem Enschede (NL), May 24 – Jul 8, 2012 Art Brussels - ING Brussel (BE), Apr 19-22, 2012 De Loketten Brussel (BE), Mar 21 – Jul 11, 2012 Koldo Mitxelena San Sebastian (ES), Oct 27, 2011 – Jan 27, 2012 Mostravideo Belo Horizonte (BR), Jun 8, 2011 De Mijlpaal Heusden-Zolder (BE), Nov 7, 2010 – Jan 16, 2011 Festival Vivo arte.mov Porto Alegre (BR), Nov 3-7, 2010 Centre Pompidou Paris (FR), Oct 21 – Nov 23, 2009 Beyond Media Florence (IT), Jul 9-17, 2009 Petersburg Amsterdam (NL), Jul 4 – Sep 11, 2009 Filmhuis Den Haag (NL), Jun 25, 2009 Lux Nijmegen (NL), Jun 9, 2009 Tate Modern London (GB), Oct 1, 2008 — 18:30 Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts Bishkek (KG), Sep 23-26, 2008 Vidéoformes Clermont-Ferrand (FR), Mar 12-30, 2008 Telic Arts Exchange Los Angeles (US), Dec 8, 2007 – Jan 19, 2008 Argos Brussels (BE), Nov 1, 2007 — 20:30 le Kiosque Mayenne (FR), Oct 6, 2007 — 20:00 CASZuidas Amsterdam (NL), Oct 1, 2007 – Oct 1, 2008 Bios Athens (GR), Sep 13, 2007 — 17:30 Cineboards Rotterdam (NL), Aug 17-18, 2007 Espace Piano Nobile Geneva (CH), Mar 22 – May 12, 2007 Melkweg Amsterdam (NL), Jan 7, 2007 Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique Montreal (CA), Sep 20 – Oct 1, 2006 Musée des Beaux Arts Caen (FR), May 20, 2006 ARTE (FR), Mar 14, 2006 — 00:30 Backstage/Montevideo Amsterdam (NL), Jan 17, 2006 — 20:30 SAFN gallery Reykjavik (IS), Jan 14 – Feb 5, 2006 Instants Vidéos Aix-en-Provence (FR), Nov 26, 2005 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid (ES), Nov 10 – Dec 18, 2005 Videomedeja Novi Sad (CS), Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2005 Cultuurcentrum Hasselt (BE), Sep 24, 2005 Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens Deurle (BE), Sep 1 – Oct 23, 2005 Chauvel Cinema Sydney (AU), Aug 31, 2005 Astigmatic International Music Festival Gdynia (PL), Aug 5-7, 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 Hartware Medienkunstverein Dortmund (DE), Jun 24, 2005 — 20:00 Het Langhuis Zwolle (NL), Jun 15, 2005 WRO Art Centre Wroclaw (PL), May 11-15, 2005 Art Brussels (BE), Apr 15-18, 2005 TANK.tv Birmingham (GB), Apr 13, 2005 TANK.tv Manchester (GB), Apr 7, 2005 Le Forum des Images Paris (FR), Apr 5-10, 2005 FRAC Basse-Normandie Caen (FR), Mar 21, 2005 — 21:00 The Horse Hospital London (GB), Mar 5, 2005 Try Out Festival Gent (BE), Feb 13, 2005 Avanto Festival Helsinki (FI), Nov 18-21, 2004 Visionaria Siena (IT), Nov 2-6, 2004 Videotage Hong Kong (HK), Oct 30 – Nov 20, 2004 Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin Paris (FR), Oct 28 – Nov 7, 2004 Cyberdeco Perth (AU), Oct 21, 2004 Argos Brussels (BE), Oct 15-23, 2004 Backup Festival Weimar (DE), Oct 7-10, 2004 Limelight Filmhuis Kortrijk (BE), Oct 3-27, 2004 Videomedeja Novi Sad (CS), Oct 1-3, 2004 Media Art Festival Friesland Leeuwarden (NA), Sep 18 – Oct 2, 2004 Interferenze Turin (IT), Aug 27-28, 2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival Edinburgh (GB), Aug 18-29, 2004 Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), Aug 16-28, 2004 ICA London (GB), Aug 5, 2004 Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunsten 2003 Ghent (BE), Jul 7 – Aug 29, 2004 Dendy Opera Quays Sydney (AU), Jun 22-25, 2004 Vlaams Architectuur Instituut Antwerpen (BE), Jun 10, 2004 World Wide Video Festival Amsterdam (NL), Jun 10-20, 2004 Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Centre Istanbul (TR), May 6 – Jun 13, 2004 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (DE), May 5-10, 2004 Courtisane Gent (BE), Apr 30 – May 2, 2004 Thailand New Media Art Festival Bangkok (TH), Mar 20-28, 2004 Vidéoformes Clermont-Ferrand (FR), Mar 16-20, 2004 Lux Nijmegen (NL), Feb 29, 2004 Transmediale Berlin (DE), Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2004 International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Jan 21 – Feb 1, 2004 Interfilm Berlin (DE), Nov 4-9, 2003 Galerie Rachel Haferkampf Cologne (DE), Sep 19-26, 2003 Bozar Brussels (BE), Sep 2, 2003 Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), Aug 18 – Sep 3, 2003