Swan Song

Swan Song
Anouk De Clercq
3'00'' video comp. b&w
2013 | Brussels, Belgium
RVM · PyR Festival 2014

Swan Song is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song. What song does a pixel sing before it fades?

Co-authors: Anouk De Clercq, Jerry Galle & Anton Aeki

Anouk De Clercq
Anouk De Clercq

1971 | Ghent, Belgium

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Anouk De Clercq studied piano in Ghent and film at the Sint Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. Her films explore the audiovisual potential of computer language to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character.

She has received several awards, including an award from the Future Imprint International Animation Competition, Taipei (2003), the International Backup Award New Media in Film, Weimar (2004) and the Illy Prize at Art Brussels (2005).

Her works have been shown in Tate Modern, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement, among others.

Anouk De Clercq is affiliated to KASK, School of Arts University College Ghent as an artistic researcher.

Lives in Brussels, Belgium.   +info