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Swan Song

Anouk De Clercq, Jerry Galle & Anton Aeki

video, b/w, 4:3, stereo, 3’, BE, 2013

Swan Song is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song. What song does a pixel sing before it fades away?

Animation Anouk De Clercq & Jerry Galle
Sound Anton Aeki
Produced by Auguste Orts & MartiensGoHome

Swan Song has been on display at the following locations:

De Grote Post Oostende, (BE) Sunday, Mar 4 2018 International Film Festival Kaunas, (LT) Friday, Dec 8 2017 Argos Brussel, (BE) Sep 24–Oct 8 2017 Intermediaciones Medellin, (CO) Oct 4–Oct 7 2016 Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Antwerpen, (BE) Sep 2–Oct 9 2016 Whitechapel Gallery London, (GB) Jun 24–Jun 25 2016 Metro Kino Kulturhaus Vienna, (AT) Friday, May 27 2016 California Institute of the Arts Los Angeles, (US) Wednesday, Jan 27 2016 Goldkante Bochum, (DE) Wednesday, Jan 20 2016 Instants Video Marseile, (FR) Nov 21–Nov 22 2015 Suburban PS Rotterdam, (NL) Aug 18–Aug 31 2015 Eye Amsterdam, (NL) Tuesday, Jun 2 2015 Sphinx Gent, (BE) Wednesday, Apr 1 2015 TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto, (CA) Sunday, Feb 1 2015 European Media Studies Potsdam, (DE) Tuesday, Dec 2 2014 Les Rencontres Internationales Berlin, (DE) Thursday, Jun 5 2014 Les Rencontres Internationales Paris, (FR) Saturday, Mar 1 2014 Punto y Raya Festival Reykjavik, (IS) Jan 30–Feb 2 2014 Klub Katarakt Hamburg, (DE) Saturday, Jan 18 2014 Kaskcinema Gent, (BE) Thursday, Dec 5 2013 Antimatter Victoria, (CA) Oct 18–Nov 3 2013 BFI Film Festival London, (GB) Saturday, Oct 12 2013 Ikono On Air Festival Berlin, (DE) Sep 6–Sep 29 2013 New Horizons Wroclaw, (PL) Jul 18–Jul 28 2013 International Short Film Festival Hamburg, (DE) Jun 7–Jun 9 2013 Videoex Zurich, (CH) May 25–Jun 2 2013 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, (DE) Friday, May 3 2013 European Media Art Festival Osnabruck, (DE) Apr 24–Apr 28 2013 Courtisane Gent, (BE) Apr 17–Apr 21 2013 Museum M Leuven, (BE) Thursday, Mar 28 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival Michigan, (US) Thursday, Mar 21 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam, (NL) Jan 26–Jan 27 2013 Beursschouwburg Brussel, (BE) Thursday, Dec 20 2012