Boom Boom Bloom
Archival Pigment print on Photo Rag Bright white paper 310gsm, in artist frame
61 x 43,5 cm
Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artists on certificate
about this work
On the occasion of Bozar, Brussels 100th anniversary, Anouk De Clercq created a video installation on the facade of the art centre with 100 unique flowers, each blooming in colourful bursts. For this edition, Anouk worked with graphic designer Michaël Bussaer to create a still image that overlays 50 of these flowers to create a new one – in honour of Bozar director Sophie Lauwers who passed away earlier this year.
Flowers are never just flowers. We look to these bursts of colour and joy when the world turns dark. And the darker the turn, the more significance our flowers assume. They are dissidence of the highest, most beautiful order.
about 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. Her recent work is based on the utopian idea of ‘radical empathy’.
Her work has been shown in institutions such as Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; MAXXI, Rome; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; BOZAR, Brussels; as well as film festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam; Berlinale, Berlin; and Ars Electronica, Linz.
She is a founding member of Auguste Orts, On & For Production and Distribution and initiator of Monokino.
She is affiliated to the School of Arts University College Ghent as a visiting professor.
You can discover more of Anouk De Clercq’s work on her own website.