Anouk de Clercq
collaboration with Joris Cool and Ryoji Ikeda, 15:00, B/W, Stereo
A high electronic tone demands our attention and sparks off a journey through a computer-drawn space. We land up in a minimalist landscape dominated by the suggestion that something is out there in the distance. The horizon allows us a first glimpse of rectangles which, when we come closer, define buildings as in a city, or walls as in an indoor space. Rhythmically and temporized to the music by Ryoji Ikeda, we are being steered through the representation, after which the next image is already twinkling seductively in the distance. This contemplative and absorbing work was made for a presentation by the belgian fashion designer Bruno Pieters at the Petit Palais in paris. The combination of music, visual art, fashion, choreography and architecture is typical of the work of anouk de clercq, and of a generation of eclectic artists and designers from flanders who, since the 1990s, have been successful in finding an international podium.