Capturing Time, Mapping the Moment

Feb. 12, 2008 - Feb. 17, 2008

Artefact Festival,STUK Kunstcentrum, Leuven, Belgium

Group Exhibition, This year's theme is Capturing Time - Mapping the Moment, bringing the question of media specificity to the art and literary world's never-ending fascination with time/space relationships. This year's festival is packed with installations, performances, and special projects that "try to capture, record or reconstruct a certain moment, a space or an emotion" by "look[ing] into the relations and differences between human, machine or digital memories; between a personal and a collective memory." The list of exhibiting artists includes Jim Campbell, Harun Farocki, Spencer Finch, and Jennifer & Kevin McCoy and performers include Audiostore / Eavesdropper, Champ d'Action, Machinefabriek, Milanese, Modeselektor, and others.

Works Shown

Traffic #1: Our Second Date

2004, Installation with video projection

Each of these tabletop miniature kinetic sculptures involves two linked narratives. In Second Date, one harrative is a small-scale recreation of a scene from the film Week End by Jean Luc Godard. The other is a tableau portraying the artists themselves in the act of watching the film on a small- screen: a live video feed of the cinematic recreation appears on their screen. In the gallery space, a video sequence cuts back and forth between images of the artists in their viewing environment and images of the film scene they are watching. All of the films involve car culture and its portrayal in cinema.