The work of Laurent d’Ursel might be considered a metonymy of art history, an amalgam of references from the domains of literature, painting and all the crossbreeds and the iconoclasts from the past century. Diverting linguistic elements into objects he strengthens the ties between literature and visual arts. In this video a young couple is filmed painting a plastered wall, meanwhile a contextualising text is read out in the background. There is a text hanging in front of the lens – a perpetuum mobile collage of words and letters. The way detailed images are focused upon turns into a game with fragmented words and phrases, in their new context they make out a whole story of their own. This results in a multidimensional composition of language and image.

  • Jaar 2002-2005
  • Duur 00:05:31
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    Gesproken: French
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