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400Blows

Anouk De Clercq

35mm transferred to video, color, stereo, BE, 2009, 2’30’‘

Commissioned by arteconomy and De Walhoeve (a centre for children who can’t live at home), the artwork includes a movie, a series of stills and a publication. Starting point was "Les 400 Coups", the movie François Truffaut made exactly 50 years ago. In the 2009-version, a boy is running in a landscape: it’s not clear where he comes from or where he’s going, but he seems to liberate himself.

Image Jo Vermaercke
Soundtrack Noisereduction
Performance Felix De Clerck
Costume Ann Weckx
Initiated by De Walhoeve & arteconomy
Produced by Auguste Orts
With the support of the Flemish authorities, Jint, Kodak, Vanmoerkerke collection, Rotary International, Ace Digital House

400Blows has been on display at the following locations:

LOFT – Raum für Kunst und Gegenwart Ansbach, (DE) Jul 29–Oct 28 2012 Filmer à Tout Prix (Flagey) Brussel, (BE) Saturday, Nov 12 2011