NOT THERE

[curator: Dirk Deblauwe, Courtisane]


What's there and what's not. About presence and absence, the limits of our sight and the freedom of imagination.

Cell
(Volker Schreiner (DE), 2006, 4'27")
Cell is a controlled montage of images with the noise of television screens in dark living rooms. An experiment in which visual beauty is the most essential part.

Futur Antérieur (a.k.a. Disciples of the Heinous Path - Part 1: The Pain of Everyone)
(Herman Asselberghs (BE), 2007, 15'00")
Herman Asselberghs' Futur Antérieur is, for the most part, a decidedly 'anti-retinal' affair: it consists of fifteen minutes of utter, stifling blackness filled with noise and an occasional glimmer of distant, shimmering twilight. Nothing points to anything, and there are no signs of meaning to be gleaned from its abysmal eventlessness in any way, 'till ...

Energie!
(Thorsten Fleisch (DE), 2007, 5'00")
An uncontrolled high voltage discharge of approx. 30,000 volts exposes photographic paper which is then arranged in time to create new visual systems of electron organization.

Black and White Trypps Number Three
(Ben Russel (US), 2007, 12’00”)
How do fans experience the showcase of their favorite band Lightning Bolt? Ben Russell focuses on a couple of people in the front row. A hypnotic experience on the ecstasy, the sweat and becoming one with the music.

The Coming Race
(Ben Rivers (Ireland), 2005, 5'00")
Thousands of people climb a rocky mountain terrain. The destination and purpose of their ascension remains unclear. A vague, mysterious and unsettling pilgrimage...

Magnetic Movie
(Semiconductor (UK), 2007, 5’00”)
The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries . Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?

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