In ‘Eclips’ Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven uses a disturbed fragment from Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic ‘L’Eclisse’. The film contains a scene in which actress Monica Vitti turns her back to the camera. Her turn is digitally slowed down and further manipulated by Van Kerckhoven. By pushing the contrasts in the images she creates exorcising figures, characterised by her own nervous graphic style. Vitti’s opponent in the film, Alain Delon, figures as an almost unrecognisable shadow in the superimposed images in which close-ups of a fish are the most impressive image. From time to time there is a moment of obstruction in which a void occurs. For Van Kerckhoven, images have the power to exorcise the forces behind the visible, the forces behind the conventions.

  • Format U-Matic(U-Matic (LoBand))
  • Color system PAL
  • Color col. and b&w
  • Year 1996
  • Duration 00:03:38
  • Artists