Building

video, b/w, 4:3, stereo, BE, 2003, 12:00

Shafts of light and the camera are moving through the dark as in a glissando. Flat, sharply cut forms appear in black-and-white and high definition. They feel their way along expanses of wall, opening up storeys, windows and doors, and break down on floors, stairs and columns. In this way, according to a controlled choreography upheld by the music of Anton Aeki, a truly architectural experience is created on the screen. Like a constructivist audiovisual mobile, the building reveals itself and is being documented as in an architect’s dream. in other words: as a spatial and atmospheric starting point for users to start leaving their marks on it.

Building is inspired by the new concerthall in Bruges and thereby also pays homage to the work of Robbrecht & Daem, the Belgian architects’ collective which is well known for such exploits as the new Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam and the Aue-pavilions for Documenta IX in Kassel.

Animation Joris Cool
Sound Anton Aeki
Produced by Portapak, Concertgebouw Brugge
Thank you Robbrecht & Daem, Lieven Bertels, Bart De Sitter
Distributed by Auguste Orts, LIMA

Awards

International Backup.Award New Media in Film 2004 (DE)
Sphinx Award, International Videofestival Videomedeja 2004 (RS)
First Prize, Courtisane Festival for Short Film, Video and New Media 2004 (BE)

In the public collection of

Centre Pompidou
Collection of the Flemish Authorities
Concertgebouw Brugge
Argos centre for art and media

Previously on display at the following locations