• David Claerbout at BFI London Film Festival 2017

    BFI Southbank, NFT3 London October 14, 2017 at 9:20pm www.bfi.org.uk
    David Claerbout at BFI London Film Festival 2017

    Film still: David Claerbout, Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016

     

     

    David Claerbout's work Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity is included in this year's BFI London Film Festival.

     

    "A hypnotic and lyrical reworking of The Jungle Book, that removes its anthropomorphism and its human characters to give the animals back their dignity. The artist redrew all the animated animals and deconstructed the narrative arc to render it eventless, thus giving the impression of watching the animals in their natural surroundings and unaware of any human presence. The effect is one of rekindling a fond memory of childhood, but with the shades of commercial and cultural exploitation removed."

    Helen de Witt, bfi.org.uk

  • Screening of David Claerbout's Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity

    Cinema Zuid, Antwerp August 5, 2017 at 7 PM www.cinemazuid.be
    Screening of David Claerbout's Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity

    Film still: David Claerbout, Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016

     

    Cinema Zuid in Antwerp will present an exclusive screening of David Claerbout's work Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016.

     

    Die reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity is a color animated cartoon by David Claerbout, based on the classic 1967 animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. The 60-minute-long film follows the tradition of the frame-by-frame animation, re-creating the historical characters with the most faithful precision. Claerbout's film focuses exclusively on the animals: Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear, Kaa the snake, among others. Although the 1967 film depicted them as speaking animals, well-known for their witty dialogues, dances and jokes, they are here seen as “realistic” animals without any anthropomorphic characteristics. Claerbout represents them wandering in the jungle, drinking from a water spring, sleeping on tree branches, observing one another. Each of their movements is followed with precision and duration, giving the spectator the opportunity to observe every detail of the drawings. The title of Clearbout's work refers to the famous song, Bare Necessities, performed by Baloo in the 1967 film.

     

  • David Claerbout And Gabriel Kuri Included In Art Basel Unlimited 2017

    Messe Basel, Basel June 15 – 18, 2017 www.artbasel.com
  • David Claerbout: Olympia

    Schaulager, Basel Through October 22, 2017 www.schaulager.org
    David Claerbout: Olympia

    David Claerbout, Olympia (The Real Time Disintegration Into Ruins Of The Berlin Olympic Stadium Over The Course Of A Thousand Years), 2016

    Single-channel video installation (color, silent, HD animation), duration 1000 years

    Film still

  • David Claerbout in conversation with J.J. Charlesworth

    Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona March 15, 2017 at 3pm www.fundaciotapies.org
    David Claerbout in conversation with J.J. Charlesworth

    David Claerbout

    Olympia (The Real Time Disintegration Into Ruins Of The Berlin Olympic Stadium Over The Course Of A Thousand Years), 2016
    Two-channel video installation (color, stereo sound, HD animation)

    Duration: 1000 years
    Exhibition view: KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2016

  • David Claerbout: Olympia

    MUHKA, Antwerp From April 28, 2017 www.muhka.be
    David Claerbout: Olympia
    David Claerbout
    Olympia (The Real Time Disintegration Into Ruins Of The Berlin Olympic Stadium Over The Course Of A Thousand Years), 2016 (film still)
    Single-channel video installation (color, silent, HD animation)
    Duration: 1000 years
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