In the work of Wim Cartrysse a strong fascination with the human body and its relation to its space becomes apparent. In his past life as a theatre actor he discovered the possibilities and the power of physical performance as a direct gateway to the spectator’s world of experience. With his video installations he elaborates on this and by simple means he explores the limitations and extremes of body language. The same goes for ’Tied’, in which a faceless man is desperately clinging to a narrow space, tied in a web of elastic bands. The walls are flexible and they force him into difficult positions. The camera registers this intensely physical battle from above, remaining a passive witness, however, just as the spectator, immersing with a feeling of disorientation and alienation. (description provided by the artist)

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

  • Formaat miniDV(miniDV)
  • Kleursysteem PAL
  • Kleur col.
  • Jaar 2002
  • Duur 00:11:00
  • Kunstenaars