Conductor

Conductor

Anouk De Clercq

video, b/w, 4:3, stereo, BE, 2004, 02'22"

A lightning conductor appears as a musical conductor for the cloud cover.
At the core of an increasingly threatening blaze of fire and a whistling wind, a minuscule light has final call, until the violence of heaven discharges abruptly and the lightning conductor throws it all off-screen.
This video was made in the framework of title safe II, a project by Walter Verdin in which he invites artists to make a short video with 125bpm as a rhythmic rule.

Produced by Corban & Portapak

Conductor

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

International Film Festival Kaunas (LT), Dec 8 Argos Brussel (BE), Sep 24 – Oct 8 Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Antwerpen (BE), Sep 2 – Oct 9, 2016 Metro Kino Kulturhaus Vienna (AT), May 27, 2016 — 21:00 Goldkante Bochum (DE), Jan 20, 2016 — 20:00 Festival International du Film de La Roche sur Yon (FR), Oct 18, 2014 Viewmaster Projects Maastricht (NL), Oct 10 – Nov 9, 2014 Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva (CH), Jul 23 – Sep 8, 2013 Art Brussels - ING Brussel (BE), Apr 19-22, 2012 Lowlands Biddinghuizen (NL), Aug 19-21, 2011 Arenberg Brussel (BE), Jun 4, 2011 — 10:00-13:00 M HKA Antwerp (BE), Dec 9-19, 2010 World Expo Shanghai (CN), Sep 19-25, 2010 Chinese European Art Center Xiamen (CN), Sep 25 – Oct 16, 2009 Canvas (BE), Mar 30, 2009 International Film Festival Ankara (TR), Mar 19-22, 2009 Van Moerkerke Collection Oostende (BE), Jan 17 – Apr 1, 2009 Canvas (BE), Apr 18, 2008 — 20:00 Vanmoerkerke Collection Oostende (BE), Feb 18, 2008 Intro/Outro (BE), Dec 9, 2007 – Jan 19, 2008 Telic Arts Exchange Los Angeles (US), Dec 8, 2007 – Jan 19, 2008 CASZuidas Amsterdam (NL), Oct 1, 2007 – Oct 1, 2008 Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas Amsterdam (NL), Jul 19 – Aug 15, 2007 National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation St-Petersburg (RU), Jul 19 – Aug 15, 2007 National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation St. Petersburg (RU), Jun 1 – Jul 14, 2007 (in)visible sounds Amsterdam (NL), Apr 14 – May 20, 2007 KW14 's Hertogenbosch (NL), Apr 13 – May 20, 2007 Espace Piano Nobile Geneva (CH), Mar 22 – May 12, 2007 Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos Burgos (ES), Feb 2 – Mar 17, 2007 Cinema Nova Brussels (BE), Oct 7, 2006 Les Nuits Blanches Paris (FR), Sep 21, 2006 Cinematiek, Filmtheater 't Hoogt Utrecht (NL), Sep 20 – Oct 1, 2006 Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique Montreal (CA), Sep 20 – Oct 1, 2006 Art+Communication Riga (LV), Jun 10, 2006 Photo Espana Madrid (ES), Jun 3-18, 2006 Whitstable Museum Whitstable (GB), Jun 2-26, 2006 Holland Festival Amsterdam (NL), May 27 – Jun 30, 2006 BIG M (NL), Feb 4 – Mar 18, 2006 Backstage/Montevideo Amsterdam (NL), Jan 17, 2006 — 20:30 SAFN gallery Reykjavik (IS), Jan 14 – Feb 5, 2006 Crown Gallery Brussels (BE), Dec 3, 2005 – Jan 14, 2006 Lineart Gent (BE), Nov 26, 2005 Instants Vidéos Aix-en-Provence (FR), Nov 26, 2005 LOOP Barcelona (ES), Nov 10-16, 2005 Artefact Festival Leuven (BE), Nov 10-13, 2005 Roshd International Film Festival Teheran (IR), Oct 6-10, 2005 FIAC Paris (FR), Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2005 Videomedeja Novi Sad (CS), Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2005 Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló Castelló (ES), Jul 8 – Sep 18, 2005 Images Contre Nature Marseille (FR), Jun 10-12, 2005 Paysages Electroniques Lille (FR), Jun 8, 2005 – Jun 13, 2008 International Short Film Festival Hamburg (DE), May 12, 2005 Victorian Circus - Brakke Grond Amsterdam (NL), May 12-15, 2005 Courtisane Festival Ghent (BE), Apr 15-18, 2005 Art Brussels (BE), Apr 15-18, 2005 Festival Internacional de Video i Arts Digitals Girona (ES), Nov 5, 2004 Limelight Filmhuis Kortrijk (BE), Oct 3-27, 2004 Dexia Art Center Brussels (BE), Oct 3-27, 2004 Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunsten 2003 Ghent (BE), Jul 7 – Aug 29, 2004 Limelight Filmhuis Kortijk (BE), Jul 7 – Aug 29, 2004 SMAK Gent (BE), May 8, 2004