Video, b/w, 4:3, stereo, English text, BE, 2002, 14'

Portal unfolds a space where you can drop your guard: a rhythmical, geometrical landscape, a soothing place made from sloping shapes and whispering sounds. Anouk De Clercq depicts an ‘interior landscape’, a mental space built of cool shades of grey and fathomless horizons, rotating, tilting and caressing. An exploration of the limits of the utopian and the inner nature, in a longing for a place of enlightenment: ‘here never alone’.

The video was made on the occasion of Secret Gardens, a concept of centre for the arts Buda Kunstencentrum and cultural manifestation Anno’02, for which several artists had been assigned to design a secret garden at various locations in the city of Kortrijk.

Animation Joris Cool
Sound Anton Aeki
Produced by Portapak, Buda Kunstencentrum
Thank you Joost Fonteyne
Distributed by Auguste Orts, LIMA, Light Cone

Honorable Mention, Future Imprint International Animation Competition 2003 (TW)

Previously on display at the following locations