Chloë Delanghe

Magic, a portrait of Joris

2018 colour, digitised VHS and 8mm, 15'

In Magic, a portrait of Joris images sourced from different periods in time, are brought together. Worn out VHS footage filmed by the artists father is placed besides the images the artist filmed herself on 8mm. Both have the same subject, the boy as a son, for the other it is her brother. The desire to look and record is one and the same, however the shape it then assumes differs. By connecting images of then and now a new narrative of remembering is opened.

  • EMAF European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück (April 2019) DE (international premiere)
  • Kunsthal Extracity (September 2018) BE
  • Beursschouwburg (2018) BE (avant premiere)

The space that surrounds us, portraits of proximity’ text by Nina de Vroome on Magic, a portrait of Joris.

with the support of FLACC workplace for visual artists and Kunstendecreet