Oh

video, b/w, 16:9, stereo, BE/FR, 2010, 08:00

Oh seeks to reanimate the ambitious, utopian spirit of renegade architect Etienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799). True to the spirit of the utopian architectural tradition Boullée is part of, he is probably best remembered today for one unrealized project in particular: the design for a gigantic sphere-shaped shrine dedicated to one of the founding fathers of modern science, Isaac Newton.
Although the historical reference to an unrealized architectural project adds a nostalgic, melancholy twist to Oh, De Clercq nevertheless stays true to her well-documented passion for images of futurity.
Oh sees the continuation of her singular ‘poétique de l’espace’ – a richly textured visual investigation of the allegorical tension between inside and outside, real and imaginary (‘virtual’), two- and three-dimensional, analogue and digital, immensity and intimacy.

Animation Tom Kluyskens
Sound Anton Aeki
Acoustics Johan Vandermaelen
Produced by Auguste Orts
Executive producer Marie Logie
Title design Tenfinger, Kate Houben
With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund, CERA Partners in Art, SCAM*Brouillon d’un rêve numérique, M HKA
Thank you Etienne-Louis Boullée, Dirk De Meyer, Xavier Douroux, Anne Pontegnie, Paul Robbrecht, Dieter Roelstraete
Distributed by Auguste Orts, LIMA

Awards
Special Mention, International Videofestival Videomedeja 2011 (CS)

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