On David Claerbout
Venue: Lecture Hall
Claerbout animates time so that the photograph no longer embodies the past and film no longer stands for the here and now. He deprives photographs of their static quality through digital manipulation. He deprives film of its movement by slowing down human movements and accelerating the natural sequence of light and dark; by the unbearable repetition of the same sequence; by showing the same scene over and over again from a different viewpoint.