David Claerbout – Publication

David Claerbout’s large-scale film projections are characterized by their extremely slow-motion image sequences that are created using computer-generated methods. Moving images freeze into still images. The themes of transience and stasis, and above all the majestic, unwavering nature of time, take on their own aesthetic in Claerbout’s visual language. Based on this, the American art historian Russell Ferguson analyzes David Claerbout’s relationship to contemporary photography in his essay and explains his extremely precise working process, which often takes years. In a conversation with Thomas D. Trummer, David Claerbout talks about his philosophy and his perception of the world and the present, in particular against the background of the installations shown at the Kunsthaus Bregenz.

Edited by Thomas D. Trummer, Kunsthaus Bregenz
Graphic Design: Yvonne Quirmbach, Berlin
An essay by Russell Ferguson and a conversation between Thomas D. Trummer and David Claerbout
German / English
Hardcover, ca. 20.3 x 25.3 cm
approx. 128 pages
Date of publication: February 2019
Distribution: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne



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