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1070 Brussels, Belgium

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:

St Joost School of Art and Design Breda, (NL) Thursday, Sep 8 2022 Dom Tramwajarza Poznan, (PL) Sunday, Jul 3 2022 Short Waves Festival Poznan, (PL) Wednesday, Jun 15 2022 Hollywood Theatre Portland, (US) Wednesday, Mar 30 2022 Anita Astoria, (US) Friday, Mar 25 2022 REDCAT Los Angeles, (US) Monday, Mar 25 2019 Festival International du Film sur l'Art Montreal, (CA) Saturday, Mar 23 2019 Musée National des Beaux-Arts Quebec, (CA) Thursday, Mar 21 2019 LUCA School of Arts Brussels, (BE) Monday, Dec 17 2018 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 Ghent, (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