22 Mar REDCAT presents Anouk de Clercq: Future Images
On View: March 25, 2019, 8:30pm
“Emerging from a universe of primordial darkness, her images oscillate in the space between the formed and formless, creating and disintegrating in subtle worlds of emanating light.” —Richard Ashrowan
As a conjurer of imaginary, semi-abstract worlds that are uncannily rooted in our physical reality, Belgian artist Anouk de Clercq has forged a unique cinematic language that explores the unstable outer boundaries of human vision. Employing technologies such as computer animation, 3D scanning, and even an electron microscope, de Clercq’s visual universe feels both intimate and infinite, rich with philosophical reference points. This is a rare U.S. appearance for de Clercq, whose category-defying work has been presented at Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, and many others. For her first show in Los Angeles, she will screen a selection of visually stunning, monochrome films that investigate our tenuous relationship to the spaces that surround us, and the role our subjectivity plays in their construction.
In person: Anouk de Clercq
Anouk De Clercq explores the potential of audiovisual language to create possible worlds. She is interested in what lies behind ‘reality’ or in between the visible and the imaginary. She has received several awards, including the Illy Prize at Art Brussels in 2005 and a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in 2014. Her work has been shown in Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MAXXI, Centre d’ Art Contempora in Genève, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ars Electronica, among others. Anouk De Clercq is affiliated to the School of Arts University College Ghent as an artistic researcher. She’s a founding member of Auguste Orts and is represented by Gallery Sofie Vande Velde. Curated by Mark Toscano, with Steve Anker and Bérénice Reyna.
Curated by Mark Toscano, with Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.