Hans Op de Beeck is a multi-disciplinary artist from Belgium. His film ‘Staging Silence (2)’ is an amazing journey through many public places the artist has experienced. As he explains In his site it is “based around abstract, archetypal settings that lingered in (his) memory … memory images are disproportionate mixtures of concrete information and fantasies, and in this film they materialize before the spectator’s eyes through anonymous tinkering and improvising hands. Arms and hands appear and disappear at random, manipulating banal objects, scale representations and artificial lighting into alienating yet recognizable locations. These places are no more or less than animated decors for possible stories, evocative visual propositions to the spectator”.
The film is beautifully accompanied by a music composed especially for it by Scanner (UK), who was inspired by the images in its creation.