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Oh

Anouk De Clercq

HD video, b/w, 16:9, stereo, BE, 2010, 8’

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Although the historical reference to an unrealized architectural project adds a nostalgic, melancholy twist to Oh, De Clercq nevertheless stays true to her well-documented passion for images of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

Oh has been on display at the following locations:

Filmoteca Madrid, (ES) Saturday, Dec 15 2018 OMSI Portland, (US) Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 S1 Portland, (US) Jun 8–Jun 9 2018 The Institute for Architecture and Media Graz, (AT) Thursday, Apr 12 2018 Argos Brussel, (BE) Sep 24–Oct 8 2017 Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Antwerpen, (BE) Sep 2–Oct 9 2016 Metro Kino Kulturhaus Vienna, (AT) Friday, May 27 2016 Goldkante Bochum, (DE) Wednesday, Jan 20 2016 STRP Eindhoven, (NL) Mar 20–Mar 29 2015 TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto, (CA) Sunday, Feb 1 2015 Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art Riga, (LT) Sep 4–Sep 27 2014 Kanuti Gildi Saal Tallinn, (EE) Thursday, Feb 27 2014 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, (FI) Monday, Feb 24 2014 Centquatre Paris, (FR) Saturday, Jun 15 2013 Wyspa Institute of Art Gdansk, (PL) May 24–Oct 13 2013 Sonica festival Ljubljana, (SI) Nov 27–Nov 30 2012 Passage Rogier Brussel, (BE) Wednesday, Sep 26 2012 Screen Festival Barcelona, (ES) Tuesday, May 22 2012 Videomedeja Novi Sad, (CS) Dec 16–Dec 18 2011 Off and Free Film Festival Seoel, (KR) Nov 17–Nov 23 2011 Fluxus Belo Horizonte, (BR) Nov 8 2011–Jan 6 2012 Bozar Brussel, (BE) Saturday, Sep 24 2011 Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussel, (BE) Sep 22–Nov 19 2011 Buda Kortrijk, (BE) Thursday, Sep 22 2011 25 FPS Zagreb, (HR) Thursday, Sep 22 2011 Film Festival Split, (HR) Sep 10–Sep 17 2011 Experimental Film and Video Festival Seoul, (KR) Tuesday, Sep 6 2011 Ars Electronica Linz, (AT) Aug 31–Sep 6 2011 Images Contre Nature Marseille, (FR) Jul 13–Jul 15 2011 European Media Art Festival Osnabruck, (DE) Apr 27–May 1 2011 IFFR Rotterdam, (NL) Jan 28–Jan 29 2011 M HKA Antwerpen, (BE) May 21–Aug 22 2010 Faux Mouvement Centre d'Art Contemporain Metz, (FR) May 10–Sep 5 2010