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David Claerbout / Johnen Galerie, Berlin / Gallery Weekend Berlin 2008

May 12, 2008

For the Gallery Weekend Berlin, Johnen Gallery Berlin presents two videos by the Belgian artist David Claerbout. The first one, entitled “The Algier’s section of a happy moment” shows a small football pitch on a roof top of the Kasbah of Algier. A group of older spectators watches a few younger Maghrebs who have just interrupted their match while one of them feeds seagulls. This moment was caught from numerous perspectives in hundreds of photographs. The second one, “Long Goodbye” is a movement’s video study. At dusk, a woman steps out of a door onto a back porch. She discovers the camera, smiles and waves goodbye. David Claerbout was born in Kortrijk, Belgium in 1969. He lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. May 4, 2008.

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