artist / participant
Opening: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 6 pm
David Claerbout is developing a new work, Olympia, for the imposing 20-metre-high Boiler House of the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art. This will continue the exhibition series inaugurated by Roman Signer’s Kitfox Experimental: once a year, KINDL invites one artist to realise a single, site-specific intervention for the Boiler House.
Born in 1969, the Belgian artist David Claerbout creates video installations of suggestive slowness. Through his precise compositions, the flow of time becomes almost physically tangible. The artist draws his material from historical photographs, reconstructed or computer-generated images and his own film sequences, adeptly weaving them together into a contemplation of time and perception.
With Olympia, Claerbout realises his largest ever site-specific work in Berlin.