Anouk De Clercq (°1971, BE) explores in her practice the potential of audiovisual language to create possible worlds. Fascinated by what lies behind ‘reality’ or in between the visible and the imaginary, her work takes the shape of film, video and text.
In this artist talk, De Clercq provides an insight into her practice and the work included in the exhibition Wired for Empathy: The video installation One is ‘a film, a performance, a 21st century protest song, a call to action, a pledge, a commitment, a solemn undertaking, a summoning of consciousness, an instruction, a stand against mindlessness and distraction, an art of limits, an active silence, a difficult love. And an invitation. To drink in the vibrancy of life at all scales. To embrace complexity and attend to our world with a befitting vibrancy of feeling.’
The work of Anouk De Clercq has been shown in Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MAXXI, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ars Electronica, among others, and received several awards, including the Illy Prize at Art Brussels in 2005 and a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in 2014. Anouk De Clercq is a guest professor at the School of Arts / University College Ghent and a founding member of Auguste Orts.
- In the context of Artefact: Wired for Empathy
- i.c.w. Interactieve Media – SLAC/Beeldende & Audiovisuele Kunst
- Talk: Dutch spoken.