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David Claerbout
 
The works of Belgian artist David Claerbout (*1969) are marked by an interrogation of time as an artistic medium. Inspired both by phenomenology and by Gilles Deleuze's writings on the image and cinema (“The Time-Image” and “The Movement-Image,” 1983), he has developed a kind of “photography in movement,” a “still movement,” into which he introduces narrative elements.
Navigating between the still and the moving image, between photographic and digital techniques, Claerbout produces works that are not easy to “consume”: looking at his work means spending enough time waiting for things to happen—an experience of duration which provides the viewer both the conditions and the desire to re-think what narration and story-telling can be in face of the image and its current technologies.

See also Thierry Davila: Shadow Pieces (David Claerbout).
 

 
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press
This publication documents the first iteration of Belgian artist David Claerbout's project Olympia, a digital simulation of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

2008
French edition
JRP|Editions
€40.00 €25.00
Reference monograph (available in English edition).

2008
English edition
JRP|Editions
The artistís first comprehensive monograph, with specially commissioned essays, as well as numerous reproductions and, for the first time, the preparatory drawings for the films and installations.