Lasting over thirteen hours, Claerbout's film shows two men engaged in a discussion against the back-drop of a neoclassical house in southern France. An act of violence is repeated and re-enacted more than seventy times over the course of the film. Dissolving the boundaries between photography and film, Claerbout’s work puts into question the reassuring stillness of photography and the inevitable narrative progress of the cinematic image.
Courtesy of the artist and Micheline Szwacjer Antwerp.


Filmmaker
David Claerbout
Premiere
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Country
Belgium
Year
2006
Medium
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Length
690’
Language