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Anouk de Clercq

Building collaboration with Joris Cool and Anton Aeki, 12:30, B/W, Stereo, BE, 2003

Sphinx Award

First prize went to the video which is creating sofisticated structure combining together visible and invisible, material and immaterial dimensions and builds architectural and imaginary unexpected space. (Jury members Piotr Krajewski and Zoran Naskovski)
Shafts of light and the camera are moving through the dark as in a glissando. Flat, sharply cut forms appear in black-and-white and high definition. They feel their way along expanses of wall, opening up storeys, windows and doors, and break down on floors, stairs and columns. In this way, according to a controlled choreography upheld by the music of Antoni Aeki, a truly architectural experience is created on the screen. Like a constructivist audiovisual mobile, the building reveals itself and is being documented as in an architect’s dream. In other words: as a spatial and atmospheric starting point for users to start leaving their marks on it.
‘Building’ is inspired by the new concert hall in Bruges and thereby also pays homage to the work of Robbrecht and Daem, the Belgian architects’ collective which is well known for such exploits as the new Boymans van Beuningen Museum building in Rotterdam and the AUE pavilions in Almere.