Oh seeks to reanimate the ambitious, utopian spirit of renegade architect Etienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799). True to the spirit of the utopian architectural tradition Boullée is part of, he is probably best remembered today for one unrealized project in particular: the design for a gigantic sphere-shaped shrine dedicated to one of the founding fathers of modern science, Isaac Newton (1784).
Although the historical reference to an unrealized architectural project adds a nostalgic, melancholy twist to Oh, De Clercq nevertheless stays true to her well-documented passion for images of futurity. Oh sees the continuation of De Clercq’s singular ‘poétique de l’espace’ – a richly textured visual investigation of the allegorical tension between inside and outside, real and imaginary (‘virtual’), two- and three-dimensional, analogue and digital, immensity and intimacy.
Oh received a special mention at Videomedeja Festival 2011 (CS).
Animation Tom Kluyskens
Sound Anton Aeki
Acoustics Johan Vandermaelen
Produced by Auguste Orts
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, CERA Partners in Art, M HKA, SCAM*Brouillon d’un rêve numérique