“In our modern, technology-driven environment, it is no longer obvious what is hard fact and what is fiction, what is real and what is a performance. Phenomena such as 'Second Life' on the Internet or the biased and manipulated news coverage in many media make the line between real and virtual, between truth and lie a vague one. We humans are addicted to stories and illusions that may help us to deal with our own insignificance and mortality. Plastic surgery disguises the real age of a body and virtual existence even disguises the entire physical individual. The Western world slowly seems to be landing more credence to staged reality than to life itself. But then what exactly is that reality?”
Hans Op de Beeck: "Extensions"
Hans Op de Beeck: "Extensions", trailer (Centraal Museum Utrecht)
“A gently paced film animation – a boundless wander through imaginary cities. This long adventure is responded to by Aperghis' music.
Composition: Georges Aperghis
Animationfilm: Hans Op de Beeck, Bruno Hardt, Klaas Verpoest
Computer Music Production: Sebastien RouxMusical
Conductor: Georges-Elie Octors
A production of ICTUS and OPERA DE LILLE”
site de l’artiste / artist’s website: http://www.hansopdebeeck.com/
+ liens / + links:
vidéo: “The Building” @ saatchi-gallery