V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Élevage de poussière

V' 13

Élevage de poussière

Dust Breeding

Sarah Vanagt
B, 2013
Documentaries, 47min, eOF

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Élevage de poussière

Sarah Vanagt
B, 2013
Documentaries, 47min, eOF

Screenplay: 
Sarah Vanagt
Sound: 
Sarah Vanagt
Camera: 
Sarah Vanagt
Editor: 
Effi Weiss

Production: 
Balthasar
Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles (CVB)
World Sales: 
Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles (CVB)
Format: 
BetaSP
Color

What is the value of images as objective testimonies of a conflict? Can we believe what we see? In her new work, Sarah Vanagt turns her attention to an important chapter in recent European history: the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. The artist examines obstacles to reconstructing a war that is nevertheless well documented. She has started from a simple movement of the hand – a pencil being rubbed on a sheet of paper placed over an object – and adapted this “revelatory” rubbing process to the courtroom. ÉLEVAGE DE POUSSIÈRE offers a penetrating account of her exploration. Measuring the gap between the facts, the material proof of these facts, the images that represent them and their interpretation, she attempts to decipher the secret language formed by traces of war. Sharpening her eye until it becomes a microscope lens, Vanagt reveals a landscape of details inviting us to look at things differently.

In the presence of Sarah Vanagt.

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