Swan Song

Swan Song

Anouk De Clercq, Jerry Galle & Anton Aeki

video, b/w, 4:3, stereo, 3', BE, 2013

Swan Song is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song. What song does a pixel sing before it fades?

Animation Anouk De Clercq & Jerry Galle
Sound Anton Aeki
Produced by Auguste Orts & MartiensGoHome

Swan Song

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

Intermediaciones Medellin (CO), Oct 4-7, 2016 Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Antwerpen (BE), Sep 2 – Oct 9, 2016 Whitechapel Gallery London (GB), Jun 24-25, 2016 Metro Kino Kulturhaus Vienna (AT), May 27, 2016 — 21:00 California Institute of the Arts Los Angeles (US), Jan 27, 2016 Goldkante Bochum (DE), Jan 20, 2016 — 20:00 Instants Video Marseile (FR), Nov 21-22, 2015 Suburban PS Rotterdam (NL), Aug 18-31, 2015 Eye Amsterdam (NL), Jun 2, 2015 Sphinx Gent (BE), Apr 1, 2015 TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto (CA), Feb 1, 2015 — 18:30 European Media Studies Potsdam (DE), Dec 2, 2014 Les Rencontres Internationales Berlin (DE), Jun 5, 2014 — 18:00 Les Rencontres Internationales Paris (FR), Mar 1, 2014 Punto y Raya Festival Reykjavik (IS), Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2014 Klub Katarakt Hamburg (DE), Jan 18, 2014 Kaskcinema Gent (BE), Dec 5, 2013 Antimatter Victoria (CA), Oct 18 – Nov 3, 2013 BFI Film Festival London (GB), Oct 12, 2013 Ikono On Air Festival Berlin (DE), Sep 6-29, 2013 New Horizons Wroclaw (PL), Jul 18-28, 2013 International Short Film Festival Hamburg (DE), Jun 7-9, 2013 Videoex Zurich (CH), May 25 – Jun 2, 2013 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (DE), May 3, 2013 European Media Art Festival Osnabruck (DE), Apr 24-28, 2013 Courtisane Gent (BE), Apr 17-21, 2013 Museum M Leuven (BE), Mar 28, 2013 — 20:00 Ann Arbor Film Festival Michigan (US), Mar 21, 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Jan 26-27, 2013 Beursschouwburg Brussel (BE), Dec 20, 2012