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Leçon d’objet (Object Lesson)

Herman Asselberghs

video, color, French spoken (EN st), BE, 2024, 32’

With Leçon d’objet / Object Lesson, Herman Asselberghs shifts the focus from the portrayed to the camera used to create the portraits in Times 2. The setting is the school, the roles are assigned to the students. The title refers to the traditional teaching method of presenting an everyday object by naming its characteristics and properties. The close observation of a physical object can then lead to a better understanding of abstract concepts. This object lesson takes the camera as a starting point for a reflection on our handling of images, on paying attention and looking for attention, on the importance of time “wasted”.

Voice Victoire Karera Kampire
Image Thomas Verijke
Edit Mischa Dols
Sound Ismaël Iken
Color Sequences & Lettering Maaike Beuten
Words Herman Asselberghs
Color Grading Lennert De Taeye
Sound Mix Johan Vandermaelen
Voice Recording Joy Maurits
Text Editing & Translation Boris Belay & Victoire Karera Kampire
Excerpt from Women’s Camera by Gardi Deppi, Barbara Kasper, Brigitte Krause, Ingrid Opperman & Tamara Wyss, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1971
With Victoire Karera Kampire, Azra Sterckx, Gina Mercelis, Florian Saerens, Neill De Cock, Albina Gaitova, Maurice Luijten, Sirine Jendoubi, Penelope Gratacos, Abel Kleinblatt, Brahim Tall
Thanks to Michiel Van Wambeke, Arno Ringoet, Robin Grosemans, Gilles Vandaele, Hilde Van Gelder, Nicola Setari, Nancy Vansieleghem, Manon de Boer, Niels Van Tomme, Stefaan Van Hyfte, Rein De Wilde, Kris Van Beek, Robbrecht Desmet, Sofie Benoot, Peter-Jan Perquy, Pim Dings, Michel Kolenberg, Agna Smisdom, Kobe Asselberghs
Produced by Auguste Orts
Co-produced by argos centre for audiovisual arts
With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Friends of Auguste Orts Fund, On & For Production and Distribution, Intermedia Research Unit, LUCA School of Arts, Lieven Gevaert Centre, KU Leuven – UCLouvain
Leçon d’objet (Object Lesson) is part of the doctoral research project Film School Time, Intermedia Research Unit, LUCA School of Arts & Lieven Gevaert Centre, KU Leuven – UCLouvain