Yellow fumes and thunderous noise: Wim Catrysse’s triple-screen video ‘Outward-bound’

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It isn’t always fun to be a gallery assistant. I pity the people at VidalCuglietta (Brussels), for instance, having to bear that continuous, thunderous noise of Wim Catrysse‘s new video Outward-bound: a powerful triple-screen video shot over a 12-day period at a sulfur mining site on the flanks of the Kawah Ijen volcano in Java. The images are impressive, but the sound is quite overwhelming too. In his text about Outward-bound Dieter Roelstraete, the newly appointed curator of MCA, Chicago, draws comparisons to Steve McQueen’s Gravesend2001: A space odyssey and Caspar David Friedrich‘s paintings. Do drop by, if you’re in the Dansaert area, for your Christmas shopping. Outward-bound is on view till December 23.


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