In his works, David Claerbout (*1969, lives in Antwerp) combines the ephemeral quality of film with the capacity offered by photography to freeze a moment in time. Both media are united by his use of digital technology. He interweaves present, past and future into images of everyday scenes that display a strong pictorial quality, in which our notion of time becomes elastic. The notion of time takes a central position, but Claerbout also questions the concepts of reality, memory, truth and fiction.
The images possess a certain theatricality and demand a great amount of attention from the visitor. Claerbout even seems to show that this attention affects the events that develop before our eyes.