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On Tempelhofer Feld

Tempelhofer Feld, the former inner-city airport of Berlin, has for several years been the stage for an ongoing contestation at all levels of society. The question of what to do with such an immense open space of four square kilometers in the middle of the city has unleashed an unprecedented chain of actions and reactions.
On Tempelhofer Feld does not formulate yet another alternative design for the field. Instead, it searches for a nuanced and multilayered interpretation by means of a photographic documentation of the site and conversations with academics and spatial professionals. By going through the field’s recent history, situating it in the context of Berlin’s turbulent past, laying out the socio-demographic situation of the surrounding neighborhoods, focusing on urban development, and discussing master plans that “weren’t meant to be,” On Tempelhofer Feld reflects on the interaction between spatial practice and pressing societal concerns.

 
 
Photography concept and realisation
in cooperation with Wouter De Raeve
Published by Spector Books

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Blue Birth

A documentary (54′) about Gust Van den Berghe’s arduous coming of age in bringing his feature film Blue Bird (2011) to life.

After the success of Van den Berghe’s first feature, the young director is eager to realize a second film, Blue Bird (Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2011). Quite impulsively he leaves for far away Togo with only a small team and a minimal budget. When at the start of production a member of his crew suddenly dies, accomplishing his endeavor seems nearly impossible.
By reconstructing the making of Blue Bird, Blue Birth reveals the interwoven journey of Gust and his fictional characters.
 
 
Written, directed and edited
Premiered at the Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2015
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Plot Pool

A video for Sarah&Charles’ solo exhibition An Unbelievable Truth at Netwerk Aalst. The video portrays the working proces of their previous film Plot Hole blending several locations, moments in time and rushes of Plot Hole into one chain of events. Fictious subtitles add suspense and meaning, further stimulating the imagination of the viewer.
 
 
Written, filmed & edited
in cooperation with Sarah&Charles
Images by Kristof Vrancken

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Strip it down (BBrince)

The alter ego BBrince is a descendant of the Youtube Age, using a variety of consumer cameras, found footage, glitches and artifacts, and a Do-It-Yourself attitude as tools for his creations.

This music video for the Brussels based duo Bright Entity recycles images produced by the infomercial channel Juwelo, transferring their value from commercial to cultural.



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Passages

A poster series in the framework of the lecture program État des Lieux. A lecture by Lieven De Cauter brought the work ‘Passages’ by Walter Benjamin in relation to the shopping malls of today. During the event posters were handed out which portray three locations in the North of Brussels were new shopping malls are planned to be build.
 
 
Photography concept and realisation
in cooperation with Wouter De Raeve.
Presented at État des Lieux, Galerie Bortier.
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État des lieux

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État des Lieux was a “reflective intervention” in various public spaces in Brussels, Belgium. It explored how philosophers, sociologists and other thinkers could enlighten our understanding of public space.

For every of the 6 events a specific scenography was created by BC-architects & studies which incorporated a video or photography concept, related to the location and the subject of the lecture.
 
 
Video/photography concept and realisation
(in cooperation with BC-architects and Wouter De Raeve)
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Tempelhofer Feld I-V

Five books in an edition of three produced at the end of the research program AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz. They gather the considerable quantity of photographic material and interviews on Tempelhofer Feld, produced during the residency.
 
 
Photography concept and realisation
(in cooperation with Wouter De Raeve)
Presented at Galerie Valerie Traan Antwerp 2013-2014
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Hobo

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In celebration of 20 years existence of the in Brussels located day center for the homeless Hobo five participants were photographically documented.
The project included a video testimony of several participants.
 
 
Photography concept and realisation
Presented at Daarkom, Brussels 2012
Video work presented at Beurschouwburg, Brussels 2012

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Painted Sky (BBrince)

The alter ego BBrince is a descendant of the Youtube Age, using a variety of consumer cameras, found footage, glitches and artefacts, and a Do-It-Yourself attitude as tools for his creations.

This music video for the single Painted Sky by Belgian band Tape Tum portrays the crossing of masculine gender norms. The use of different image qualities imitates a montage of found (internet) footage – known as a fanvid. This idea is reinforced by the launch of several commissioned fanvids after the release of the music video.
 
 
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Garageview

A project by Laura Muyldermans and Wouter De Raeve that experiments and observes the interface between the private, public, closed and open character of urban space.

Out of a garage in Graystraat in Brussels several actions took place, from basic interventions such as lighting the garage to a dance performance, aiming to intervene with everyday life of the passers-by. The research, actions, and interventions were captured on video and shown in three films presented to the public on site. The observations and conclusions were presented in a booklet illustrated by stills of the films.
 
 
Video concept and realisation
in cooperation with Laura Muyldermans and Wouter De Raeve

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Circles (BBrince)

The alter ego BBrince is a descendant of the Youtube Age, using a variety of consumer cameras, found footage, glitches and artefacts, and a Do-It-Yourself attitude as tools for his creations.

Circles is a music video for the Austrian-Venezuelan Brussels based duo Different Fountains filmed in the streets of Brussels and starring the fictitious outcast Madam May. May tries to connect with a world of strangers, including them in her creations.

 
 
Concept, directed and edited
in cooperation with Siet Rae
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