Anouk de Clercq’s film is a hyper-precise dissection of architectural structures, inspired by the works of the Belgian architects’ collective Robbrecht & Daem. Accompanied by Anton Aeki’s glimmering score, minimalist silhouettes of windows, doors, staircases, floors and columns emerge from darkness, constructing a fictitious architecture in the mind of the viewer. The controlled choreography never exposes the full extent of the building, while the unconfined emptiness is reminiscent to places without traces of human existence – ranging from server farms to automated factories and real estate speculation objects.
Anouk de Clercq *1971, lives and works in Berlin.
The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons
presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of ancient and medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach using the methodology of deconstruction and the possibilities of contemporary film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.
Curated by Robert Seidel | www.robertseidel.com
13.02. – 28.02.2018
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily: 4 pm – 2 am