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Lambert Crickxstraat 30
1070 Brussels, Belgium

Concrete & Samples III Carrara

Aglaia Konrad

16mm transferred to video, color, 4:3, no sound, BE/AT, 2010, 19’

Concrete & Samples I, II, III is a series of 16mm films on sculptural architecture. What the buildings and site in all films have in common is the idea of ‘architecture as sculpture’ and a very distinct use of concrete that seem to depart from the free form of the whole in a sculptural manner. In the absence of a traditional narrative, it is the space itself, that takes the role of the protagonist, while the camera proposes a narration through its travel and observation.
The film Concrete & Samples III Carrara, shows the marble quarry; within its ‘sculpted’ landscape, its temporary architecture and art-historical references form a more radical complement, to the two churches.

An artist book Carrara presents a text by Angelika Stepken and photographs taken in the Carrara region between 2008 and 2010 during shooting of Concrete & Samples III Carrara. The book is published by Roma publications and designed by Roger Willems & Aglaia Konrad. It won the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011.

Image Sébastien Koeppel
Editing Aglaia Konrad, Fairuz
Colorgrading Sébastien Koeppel
Produced by Auguste Orts
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Villa Romana Florence, Atelier Graphoui, LUCA School of Arts & Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts & Culture

Concrete & Samples III Carrara has been on display at the following locations:

Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, (DK) Mar 4–Aug 21 2022 Musée des Beaux-Arts Rennes, (FR) Jun 12–Aug 29 2021 Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren, (DE) Oct 27 2019–Feb 16 2020 University campus art gallery Altoona, (US) Jun 22–Jul 31 2017 Le Printemps de septembre Toulouse, (FR) Jun 1–Sep 17 2017 Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, (DE) Apr 8–Sep 24 2017 Museum M Leuven, (BE) Apr 29–Sep 18 2016 Cinematek Brussel, (BE) Monday, Oct 20 2014 Cinematek Brussel, (BE) Friday, Oct 17 2014 Cinematek Brussel, (BE) Thursday, Oct 16 2014 Sitterwerk Sankt-Gallen, (CH) Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 Courtisane Gent, (BE) Sunday, Apr 6 2014 MK Gallery Milton Keynes, (GB) Thursday, Feb 13 2014 Les Inattendus Lyon, (FR) Thursday, Jan 30 2014 H. Teirlinckhuis. Gemeentelijk Museum en Galerie Beersel, (BE) Mar 24–May 5 2013 Off off cinema Gent, (BE) Monday, Mar 18 2013 Videonale Bonn, (DE) Feb 15–Apr 7 2013 Temporary Gallery Cologne, (DE) Dec 10–Dec 12 2012 Centre for Visual Arts Sainsbury, (GB) Oct 19–Nov 11 2012 Kaskcinema Gent, (BE) Thursday, Sep 27 2012 Espace Piano Nobile Genève, (CH) Sep 21–Oct 27 2012 40mcube Rennes, (FR) Sep 15–Dec 9 2012 Camera Austria Graz, (AT) Tuesday, May 22 2012 Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Paris, (FR) Wednesday, Apr 11 2012 Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussel, (BE) Mar 8–Apr 21 2012 W139 Amsterdam, (NL) Friday, Dec 2 2011 Fundació Antoni Tàpies Barcelona, (ES) Oct 8 2011–Feb 5 2012 Villa Romana Firenze, (IT) Sep 30–Nov 6 2011 Bozar Brussel, (BE) Saturday, Sep 24 2011 Fotofestival Mannheim, (DE) Sep 10–Nov 6 2011 Media City Windsor, (CA) May 24–May 28 2011 Images Festival Toronto, (CA) Friday, Apr 8 2011 Media 10 10 Festival du Court Métrage Namur, (BE) Nov 16–Nov 20 2010