Villa Corthout

2001, 5-channel video installation, black & white, sound

In Villa Corthout, a boy (holding a guitar) is sitting on the diving-board of a swimming pool. A girl in a bathing suit is seen as though she has just stepped out of the water. The boy is playing a soft tune on his guitar. Divested of plot and narrative, Villa Corthout blurs the boundaries between an invented and an observed situation, between documentary and fiction. 

David Claerbout ©2024