Six Questions

Six questions: Anouk De Clercq

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Anouk De Clercq.

Artist Anouk De Clercq
Lives in Brussels / works in various places
Website http://www.portapak.be

How do you describe your own art practice?

I’m in love with cinema, music, literature, architecture and light, and in my work I try to bring this all together into one experience.

Conductor, still from video, 2004 © Anouk De Clercq

What was your first experience with art?

Playing the piano when I was 4 and then dismantling it with my grandmother “to make the sound come out better”.

Black, still from 35mm film, 2015 © Anouk De Clercq

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Reading, boating, hiking in remote areas of the world.

Oops wrong planet, still from video, 2009 © Anouk De Clercq

What do you need in order to create your work?

Books and a vista. And a computer.

Thing, still from video, 2013 © Anouk De Clercq

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m finishing “Atlas”, a film with images generated by an electron microscope, exploring space at the tiniest scale. It will premiere at the solo exhibition I’m preparing for Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, opening September 2. I’m also working on a book with Chantal Pattyn and preparing two new films.

Atlas, still from 16mm film, 2016 © Anouk De Clercq

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

“Ears, Nose and Throat”, a short film by Kevin Jerome Everson. Refreshingly original and a sensitive approach to a chilling eye-witness report of the cold-blooded murder of an innocent black man.

Oh, still from video, 2010 © Anouk De Clercq

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