David Claerbout creates a reality that does not actually exist. A virtual world in which every detail must be right, otherwise the video images would instantly lose their credibility.
When a photograph is taken, the decisions with regard to the location, the season and the time of day are predetermined. But with a digital image the artist himself always needs to play ‘God’.
Transformations take place in slow motion. ‘I sculpt with duration’, says Claerbout. Duration to him is something else than time: ‘duration is not an autonomous phenomenon, but is always in the middle of something.’