Date: 5 May 2022, 19.00-20.00
Location: FOMU Antwerp, Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerp
Vue Brisée is an essay film on the colonial gaze and the magic lantern. Through collages and montages of photographic glass slides from catholic missions in Belgian Congo, the film stages a reversal of this gaze. Research and film work intertwine. The essay is a method as much as a poetics: editing and cutting became a way of writing. The essayist is caught between the immersion of the material and the oversight of the structure. She or he is in constant movement and 'this movement is as much an approaching as a distancing: approach with reserve, distance with desire'. (Didi-Huberman)
Hannes Verhoustraete is a filmmaker and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Arts at KASK School of Arts in Ghent.