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Documentation of Unless Ever People - CARITAS FOR FREE SPACE, 2018

commissioned by Architekten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Halfway Demolition

An old pyschiatric clinic in Melle, Belgium. Already there since the turn of the twentieth century. Back then, a unique place, ahead of its time. (...) Its existence, however, had already suffered a first demolition. Yet, by considering this as a chance rather than a loss, an opening came into view. (...) And yet, the building stood there. The building existed. Except from that the building might turn the usual ideas around - might result in a change. Merely through its existence.(...)

The movie shows a single day. Zooming in. Zooming out. Voices in the background. Circulating ideas. Exchanging thoughts. And even here. Never in view. Yet viewed in imagination. The movie. A final moment. The moment of today. On the road to the moment of tomorrow. And the day after.

(Text: De Vylder Vinck Tailieu)

Winner of the Silver Lion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2018


25 min, HD, 2018

Video: U5

Sound: Vivian Wang
Text: Lieven de Cauter

Screening: La Biennale di Venezia, Central Pavilion Unless Ever People - Caritas for Freespace by Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

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