One of the most interesting and famous video-artists in the international scenario and researcher into the relationship between time and the film medium (film and photography), in performance at the Mart in Rovereto.
Claerbout’s works outline to what extent recent visive language have made it possible to separate photographic time as a category of perception, from actual photography, understood as a technique for producing images. The artist crosses and merges still images with moving images: he re-processes every part of analogical photographic images to create apparently narrative digital compositions, capable of altering our perception of images, time and reality.
The exhibition at MART – the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto – offers an anthology of about ten films produced by the artist from the 1990s (Kindergarten Antonio Sant’Elia 1932, made in 1998, where the landscape of a photograph, digitally manipulated, results in imperceptible luminous vibration) to his most recent films, such as The American Room, made in 2009: the dilated sequence of a single scene, produced from a series of photographs. The catalog, which is being published in Italian and English, contains contributions from Saretto Cincinelli, Sergio Mah, Philippe Dubois, J.J. Charlesworth and Thomas D. Trummer.