David Claerbout at MACS, Grand-Hornu

David Claerbout participates in the exhibition Les Fabriques du cœur et leur usage, the 20th anniversary exhibition of the MACS. The exhibition focuses on memory and imagination and how it can inspire the unique vision of each spectator. Claerbout will show his multi-channel video work The Close (2022), which brings together a reconstruction of amateur film, circa 1920, and a digital 3D rendering of that footage. Intended as a short, emotional history of the camera, The Close reflects on what Claerbout refers to as 'dark optics,' a profound if chaotic recalibration of the beliefs we share regarding image, information, and language.

October 23, 2022 - March 19, 2023