Anyone who regularly travels on the Amsterdam metro line will by now know the work of artist David Claerbout. In his ‘Weather Engine’, a monumental digital artwork above Amsterdam Central Station’s metro hall, one can see a representation of the weather forecast of the following day.
Later this week, during the Amsterdam Art Weekend and International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Claerbout will give a ‘Master Talk’ about his work. Meanwhile, at the Annet Gelink Gallery, a new film installation by Claerbout will be on display: ‘Confetti’.
Using film and digital photography, David Claerbout explores the conceptual impact of the passing of time. He describes himself as ‘an advocate for the background’. In his work, the stage that traditionally serves as a background gets the leading part. During his master talk Claerbout will describe this process and illustrate it with examples from his own work.
Lecture: IDFA – Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA: Master Talk David Claerbout – Dark Optics, EYE Filmmuseum, 24th November, 2-3.30 pm.
Opening: ‘Confetti’, David Claerbout, Annet Gelink Gallery, Laurierstraat 187-189, Amsterdam, 23th November, 5-9 pm.
Image: David Claerbout, Confetti (still 63) – Courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery
‘Master Talk’ and new work by David Claerbout