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David Claerbout
White House (2006)
Photo Credit: Mathias Boudry
Courtesy the artist and Galleries Hauser & Wirth Zürich London, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Yvon Lambert, Paris New York, Micheline Szwacjer Antwerp
single channel widescreen video projection
13 hours 27 min

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White House

Artists: David Claerbout

Dates: Oct 6th 2006 - Nov 4th 2006

Venue: BPB at University of Brighton Gallery

For Brighton Photo Biennial, Antwerp-based artist David Claerbout premiered a new work, White House (2006) at University of Brighton Gallery.

Lasting over thirteen hours, Claerbout's film depicts two men engaged in a discussion against the back-drop of a neoclassical house in southern France. An act of violence is repeated and re-enacted seventy times over the course of the film.

Dissolving the boundaries between photography and film, Claerbout’s work puts into question the reassuring stillness of photography and the inevitable narrative progress of the cinematic image. His film and photography installations disorient the viewer by endowing still images with movement and by slowing or even halting the cinematic passage of time.

A University of Brighton Gallery Exhibition in association with Brighton Photo Biennial.

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