Das muss man erst mal aussprechen können

Fiction/Documentary, 12 minutes
(International title: Some Things Are Hard to Say)

Basti searches for his lost love Davide, caught between memory and present, navigating a world that is not set up for him to move freely in this melancholy yet hopeful short film. (synopsis by Anoushka Ratnarajah for VQFF)

Written & Directed
Produced by Untitled Production, Hilife Cinematography and Modem Studio
Supported by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Premiered at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2021

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Of Not Such Great Importance

Fiction/Documentary, 19 minutes

Davide has come to Germany to escape the depressing state of his home country, Italy. In Berlin, he takes a job putting up posters. But when the ill health of his mother confronts him with existential questions, he finds himself in a state of uncertainty and indecision. Should he keep postering forever or change his course now? Stay or move back? Order a marinara or a capricciosa?

Written & Directed
Produced by Untitled Production, Hilife Cinematography and Colectivo Colmena
Winner of the Kryzstof Szot Award Lublin Film Festival 2019 (PL), Jury & Audience Award Ongezien Kort 2020 (BE), Best Short Film Award Working Title Film Festival 2020 (IT)
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On Tempelhofer Feld

A photography/architecture publication – Two Volumes: 120 pp., text book + 320 pp. picture book

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.
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

Photography

Blue Birth

Documentary, 54 minutes

After the succes of his first feature film saluted at Cannes, Little Baby Jesus of Flandr, director Gust Van den Berghe travels to Africa to film a parable inspired by Maurice Maeterlinck’s hundred year old theatre play L’oiseau bleu. Bewildered by their way of living, he casts the members of a local village from the hinterland of Togo and confidently starts production of his film. But tragic events will turn the villagers against him and change the course of the project drastically. Until what point can one defy circumstances in name of an artistic vision? A story in the form of a thriller taking place in a remarkable African dreamscape.

Written, directed and edited
Premiered at the Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2015

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Plot Pool

An experimental documentary for artist duo Sarah&Charles’ solo exhibition An Unbelievable Truth, 20 minutes (loop)

Plot Pool portrays the working process of Sarah&Charles previous film Plot Hole blending several locations, moments in time and rushes of their film into one chain of events. Fictious subtitles add suspense, 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 – Bright Entity (BBrince)

Music Video by alter ego BBrince

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

Concept, directed and edited

Music Video

État des lieux

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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Photography

Hobo

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 – Tape Tum (BBrince)

Music Video by alter ego BBrince

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.

A music video for the single Painted Sky by Belgian band Tape Tum. The video relates the song’s lyrics to a ‘discovery of queerness’ by presenting a montage of several fictional fanvids. This idea is reinforced by the launch of several commissioned fanvids for the song after the release of the music video.

Concept, directed and edited

Music Video

Circles – Different Fountains (BBrince)

Music Video by alter ego BBrince

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.

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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Incruste

Experimental Fiction/Hybrid, 12 minutes

For Jacoba High school feels like a place where everybody is constantly observed and judged by others. Popularity is highly acclaimed and no friends are certain. By experiencing this small world through the eye of a cell phone the spectator connects to the fragile world of a 12- year old but becomes a voyeur and judge at the same time.

Directed, filmed & edited
With Jacoba Cuppens, Zoë Derks & Anna Franziska Jaeger

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