Just before Wolf opened its doors for the first time, a curious cinema soulmate, artist Anouk de Clercq, stepped into our raw space and did an interview with us. Over the years, we had a great many conversations about cinema and cultural spaces and utopias and we can‘t wait to help celebrate the launch of this labour of love book, alongside some rare and beautiful 16mm films. Thank you Anouk for this exciting investigation into Kino in all its current and future forms from around the world.
– Where is Cinema? –
This book is compiled of portraits of film initiatives from around the world, interwoven with conversations with adventurers who have rebooted movie theatres or built them up from the ground, in the hope that it can be an inspiring compendium for future cinema builders, filmmakers, film curators and film lovers.
Anouk De Clercq in conversation with Verena von Stackelberg, Ana López Ortego and Daniel Bejarano, Ilona Jurkonytė and Ugnė Marija Andrijauskaitė, Adam Pugh, Thomas Liu and Silja Espolin Johnson, Erika Balsom, Beatrice Gibson, María Palacios Cruz and Ben Rivers, Heather Lane and Mia Ferm.
– Anouk De Clercq –
Anouk De Clercq explores the potential of audiovisual language to create possible worlds. She is interested in what lies behind ‘reality’ or in between the visible and the imaginary.
She has received several awards, including the Illy Prize at Art Brussels in 2005 and a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in 2014. Her work has been shown in Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MAXXI, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Berlinale, Ars Electronica, among others.
Anouk De Clercq is affiliated to the School of Arts University College Ghent as an artistic researcher. She is a founding member of Auguste Orts and is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde.