David Claerbout, Moments réflexifs – Valérie Lamontagne, David Claerbout : le spectre du temps

[Spring 2005]

This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

The author considers David Claerbout’s work in relation to the overlapping histories of cinema and photography and suggests that the etymological and perceptive frictions that have developed between these media form the crux of the artistry of is installations. Indeed it is this dialogic relationship between photographic and cinematic language, with their past and present temporal logics, and different material qualities, that are seen at play in these video installation works.