De Bemels, Antonin

Antonin De Bemels is a belgian video artist. He directed several experimental videos which were presented at various international festivals worldwide. De Bemels studied from 1993 to 1997 at the department of Communication and Narration of the Ecole de Recherche Graphique (ERG) in Brussels. The films that he made shortly before graduating already consisted of a questioning of the frame. They revealed a genuine fascination for the importance of a single image and tried to unravel the meaning contained in an unmoving image. The fixed frame is central to the work: it offers the viewer the possibility to focus completely on the gesture, to zoom in on the unstable movements and the multiplication of the body. After experimenting with the possibilities of celluloid and the mechanics that the super-8 camera offers, De Bemels’s work is now very much concerned with the medium of video.


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