From 14-09-2000 until 15-10-2000

Sophie Whettnall (B), David Claerbout (B), Jeroen Offerman (NL)

During the 18th World Wide Video Festival the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts will show the work of three young Belgian and Dutch artists. In their work they explore the fraught terrain between still and moving images.

Kindergarten Antonio Sant’Elia

Since 1996 David Claerbout (b. 1969, B) has chiefly been making video works that reveal a specific line of approach to the electronic and digital medium. By digitally processing old photographic material he creates a totally new approach to the moving and still projected image. Two works will be shown 'Untitled (Carl et Julie)' (2000) and Kindergarten Antonio Sant’Elia, 1932 (1998).

Road Stretch

Sophie Whettnall
(b. 1973, B, winner of the New Painting Prize, 1999) shows 'Road Stretch' (2000), 'Homme Debout' (2000) and 'Scenes d'Attente' (1999). On the three large panels of 'Scenes d'Attente' there is nothing other to be seen than the audience in a concert hall waiting for the performance. The performance never comes, because after several minutes of expectant buzzing follows the applause, and the hall empties. Now and then the image freezes, so that the viewer gets a 'snapshot'.

Jeroen Offerman
(NL) shows 'The Great Escape' (1999). This video installation refers to landscape paintings from the Romantic era, such as the works of Kaspar David Friedrich. Nature and humankind are the two important elements in these paintings. 'The Great Escape' has been described as a painting with movement and sound. Offerman himself describes the work as an ode to the 'extraterrestrial life comes to earth to save humankind from self-destruction' kind of science fiction films.