Hans Op de Beeck: Drifting

31 October 2007 - 31 October 2007

Argos, Brussels, BE

Drifting is a narrative video in which the viewer hears an old man, off-screen, saying farewell to his beloved; as becomes clear from his account, she committed suicide when they were both still young. At the end of his life, the narrator tries to get everything together. He speaks about the tragedy, but also about her inconceivable beauty, which he carries with him. But at the end of his discourse, it becomes clear that his beloved was more than just a lover. The video depicts ‘small’ actions of some figures in dark stylised surroundings. Op De Beeck wrote the text in 2004 and completed an English-spoken version at the occasion of the monograph Hans on the Beeck: On Vanishing.