Unseen Sound, the first solo exhibition of Belgian artist David Claerbout in Russia, will feature four video works at the intersection of photography and film that immerse the viewer in a state of expanded vision.
The works in the exhibition explore the space left outside the frame of every shot, as attractive as it is unreachable. The video Sections of a Happy Moment (2007) focuses on a captured moment of a street volleyball game somewhere in China. Its sequel, The Algiers' Sections of a Happy Moment (2008) was shot on a football field on the rooftop of a building. The protagonists of The Quiet Shore (2011) and the “сonfetti” piece (2015–2018; the only color work in the exhibition) are little boys: in the first work, a boy is the source of an invisible sound that draws everyone’s attention; in the second, he is its victim.
Claerbout’s solo exhibitions have taken place in museums across Europe and the USA, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou (Paris), and the Neue Pinakothek (Munich). In 2013, his video Travel was screened at the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
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