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Jonathan Van Essche

The Second of August, 18:49 min, Color, Stereo, Belgium, 2014

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Visually innovative work

Graduated in september 2014, Jonathan Van Essche received his Masters degree for Audiovisual Arts at LUCA School of Arts and Design Brussels where he realised two short films: his thesis work The Second Of August as well as the short videoletter ROOM 517 made in Beijing, China, on an exchange trip.

Two boys and a girl drive to a forest, where they build a camp and spend the night. A simple undertaking. Just for the sake of it. This wordless ode to slowness, tranquility and intimacy reads as a page from a diary about a lost day that could’ve taken place anywhere, anytime.

LUCA School of Art and Design

Art and architecture teaching on the Sint-Lukas campus in Brussels stretches back more than 100 years.  The school offers master programmes of audio-visual arts, graphic design, photography and fine art. Alumni include a.o. Michael R. Roskam, Luc Tuymans, Stephan Vanfleteren.


The Second of August

Author's name: Jonathan Van EsscheDuration: 18:49 minSchool name: LUCA School of Art and DesignOriginal title: The Second of AugustYear of production: 2014Country of production: Belgium For more information about this video go to:

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