Coincidentally with his solo exhibition Confetti at Annet Gelink gallery, David Claerbout will give a lecture at Eye Filmmuseum, Cinema 2.
Born in 1969, for the past twenty years Claerbout has developed a body of work combining film, painting, and photography. His films progress exceptionally slowly, in a literal display of the passing of time that explicitly resists any form of narrative. This unorthodoxy is also reflected in the lecture itself. In the other half of this two-parter, he throws a stone into the pond of documentary cinema. The subject is “dark optics,” the term Claerbout uses to refer to image creation without lenses, cameras or any other optical or digital tool. Rather than being a record of something in reality, the resulting imagery exists only as a mental phenomenon.
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