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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Antonin De Bemels

Antonin DE BEMELS (1975, Belgium) makes short films and videos in which he combines various media and genres (images, dance, music) into a new whole.


(all short) Dimanche n’est pas loin… (1995), Janus (1997), Phalange (1997), Trois jours et des poussières (1998), The Blue Room (1998), Scrub Solo 1-3 (1999-2001), Idiot’s Brew (2002), Peau Pierre (2002), A Silly Dance (2003), Il s’agit (2003), Au quart de tour (2004), Landslips (2004), Light Body Corpuscles (2005), Se fondre (2006), Mouthface (2008), La malédiction du Bonhomme Daniel (2010), MUCUS (uncacheable) (2019), PLEXUS (idle mode) (2019), HUMUS (multiplexing) (2019)

Antonin De Bemels at IFFR

  • HUMUS (multiplexing)

    Between figurative and abstract, this one-man show is like Busby Berkeley for the digital age.

    • Short & Mid-length
  • Scrub Solo 1: Soloneliness

    Manipulated slow-motion VJ dance.

    • main programme short
  • Light Body Corpuscles

    Perfect merger of dance and editing makes your head and eyes spin.

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • Scrub Solo 2: disolation

    Slow motion and digital ‘scratched’ pictures of a solo-dance performance.

    • main programme short
  • Mouthface

    Energetic music video to the song On the Floor by Michael Fakesch, in which glances speak volumes.

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • Idiot’s Brew

    Put some flour and a small amount of water, or any other kind of fluid, in a bowl, add all the odd stuff that goes through your mind and knead all this together with your hands, until you obtain a homogenous mixture. You don’t necessarily have to eat or drink the result.

    • exploding cinema
  • Peau Pierre

    The cold nakedness of moving bodies, imprisoned in an aura of light and movement.

    • main programme short
  • Il s’agit

    There is no emotion, only movement and rhythm.

    • short films
  • Au quart de tour

    Flashy visual animation constructs and deconstructs a dancer and a choreography.

    • Short!
  • Scrub Solo 3: Soliloquy

    Whirlwind frame scratch in which dancer Bud Blumenthal takes on almost Baconian forms.

    • main programme short