Director: Anouk De Clercq

Belgium, 2004, 2 minutes

In Conductor, a lightning conductor appears as a musical conductor for the cloud cover. At the core of an increasingly threatening blaze of fire and a whistling wind, a minuscule light has final call, until the violence of heaven discharges abruptly and the lightning conductor throws it all off-screen. This film by Anouk le Clerq has been screened in film festivals, art galleries, museums and other institutions both in Europe and abroad. Amongst them is the National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, the Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Germany), Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève (Switzerland), the Chinese European Arts Centre (Xiamen, China) and elsewhere.

About the director:

Anouk De Clercq explores the potential of audiovisual language to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character. She has received several awards, including the Illy Prize at Art Brussels in 2005 and a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in 2014. Her work has been shown in Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MAXXI, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ars Electronica, among others. Anouk De Clercq is affiliated to the School of Arts University College Ghent as an artistic researcher. Anouk De Clercq is a founding member of Auguste Orts and is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde.

Section: Conversation between Anouk de Clerq and Emilija Škarnulytė