Blue Screen

The original Blue Screen events are on hold for the time being. See the archive at the bottom of this page to read more about the past Blue Screen events. We are looking forward to pick up where we left, whenever it is possible again, with an evening around the work of Katja Mater. Regarding the current regulations we can’t come together physically and we decided to take this as a chance to look closely at what is happening behind the closed doors of Level Five. With pleasure we dove into the diverse mix of moving image works that are made within our studio walls. We discovered kinship in vision, complementing researches and exciting formal experiments that we wanted to put in dialogue with each other. Every month we will highlight a selection of video works that are made by artists from Level Five in a film program on this website. Each program will be followed by an online Q&A where you can join the conversation around the works with the artists.

Blue Screen Online #5

desespiegles, Jolien Naeyaert & Anne Philippe


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Online conversation with the artists

06.04.2021 at 7:30PM

For the fifth edition of Blue Screen Online, we will continue with two video works made in conversation by Anne Philippe (FR) & Jolien Naeyaert (BE).

Anne & Jolien are both visual artists, architects and teachers-researchers in architecture schools in France and Belgium. Since 2013, their collaboration under the name ‘desespiegles’ focuses on transdisciplinary projects about new ways of approaching territories (Festival Utopia, Residency at the Azores). During the lockdown period, they exchanged about sixty videoletters, shot from their Belgian room in Brussels and French room in Northern Brittany.

Their approach on the creation of visual material, is part of a writing process at distance, of which the first episode was related to the particular situation of the lockdown. The game of sliding from one language to another, from one culture to another, the relation to the image as a reversed mirror, opens up their project to a collective intimacy.

Blue Screen is a monthly screening program focussing on film and video works by visual artists. The program is initiated by Chloé Malcotti and Emma van der Put and takes place at Level Five, a cooperative artist studio in the centre of Brussels.

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