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Exhibition: David Claerbout

24 February 2018 until 5 May 2018
Talbot Rice Gallery

David Claerbout is an internationally acclaimed video artist, known for his subtle manipulation of images and their not-so-simple construction.

This exhibition presents six major works from the past 10 years. Including ‘Radio Piece (Hong Kong)’ (2015) and ‘Travel’ (1996 – 2013) which demonstrate Claerbout’s engagement with the possibilities of new imaging technologies and the changing parameters of represented space. ‘The Quiet Shore’ (2011) offers images of a sandy beach in Brittany known for its strong tides and the villas that inspired Hitchcock’s house in Psycho.

Claerbout’s newest work, ‘The Pure Necessity’ (2016) enters a world of animation that is familiar to many of us. In it he has painstakingly re-animated the animals that are portrayed by the much-loved characters in Disney’s 1967 film The Jungle Book.

This exhibition concludes Talbot Rice Gallery’s year long season of film and is curated to coincide with the homecoming of Rachel Maclean’s vivid Scotland + Venice installation, ‘Spite Your Face’.

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David Claerbout. The Pure Necessity, 2016. Courtesy the Artist.

David Claerbout. The Pure Necessity, 2016. Courtesy the Artist.