The Algiers' Sections of a Happy Moment

  • 2008
  • Film
  • 37 minutes

In Algiers, sections of a happy moment (2008), time is suspended, yet the fragmentation of space – the multiplication of viewpoints and framing – is purified by a temporal dilation. Here, the viewer is ‘omniscient’, one is able to see an action from all angles in that precise momentAnother major layer to Claerbout’s photographic video works is sound. Claerbout himself often refers to his work as “audio pieces embedded in video.” Travel (1996-2013) is a work that was inspired by, and ultimately born from the soundtrack – a synthesised therapeutic music score composed by French composer Eric Breton, designed to reduce stress and induce sleep.

© Adagp, Paris, 2018. Courtesy galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris © Adagp, Paris, 2018. Courtesy galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris © Adagp, Paris, 2018. Courtesy galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

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