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13 min. English.

A blind man reports on an eclipse, a light phenomenon that he perceives through senses that do not involve sight. He takes us by the hand and guides us through the dark, through this temporary event that transforms the world as we know it. In the midst of the darkness comes a presence, visible at the sudden fall of nighttime till the sun inevitably rises again. True to tradition, the camera captures what temporarily passes us by. It is akin to trying to project the sun into our home in order to admire and capture the great cosmic movements. In this encounter between work by visual artists Anouk De Clercq and Tom Callemin, light and darkness also meet. Their respective worlds continually find themselves in the realm of the barely visible, in black-and-white, in the fascination with what light can reveal.

Anouk De Clercq studied piano in Ghent and film at the Sint Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. Her works explore the audiovisual potential of computer language to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character. Her work has been shown in museums and festivals worldwide and she has received several awards. De Clercq is affiliated with the School of Arts University College Ghent as an artistic researcher and is a founding member of Auguste Orts.

Tom Callemin, born in 1991 in Ostend, Belgium, lives and works in Ghent. He studied photography and fine arts and works as a visual artist in photography and video. His work has been awarded and shown in solo exhibitions and has been included in several international group shows.

Production Auguste Orts. Production company Auguste Orts (Brussels, Belgium). Written and directed by Anouk De Clercq, Tom Callemin. Sound design Kwinten Van Laethem, Rémi Gerard. Sound Kwinten Van Laethem, Rémi Gerard. Production design Thomas De Brabanter. Assistant director Jana Coorevits.

World sales Auguste Orts


Anouk De Clercq: 2001: Whoosh (12 min.). 2002: Sonar (2 min.), Petit Palais (15 min.), Portal (14 min.). 2003: Building (12 min.). 2004: Kernwasser Wunderland (14 min.), Me+ (5 min.), Conductor (2 min.). 2005: Pang (Loop). 2007: Pixelspleen (Loop). 2008: Motion for Newton (Loop). 2009: Oops wrong planet (8 min.). 2010: Oh (8 min.). 2013: Swan Song (3 min.), Tears of Melancholy (2 min.), Thing (18 min.). 2015: Black (5 min.). 2016: Atlas (7 min.). 2017: It.

Tom Callemin: 2012: Brieven aan Crayon (40 min.). 2013: Portrait #2 (Loop). 2015: Portrait #4 (11 min.), Walk (4 min.). 2017: It.

Photo: © Anouk De Clercq, Tom Callemin

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