Films byTexts by Olivia Rochette
FILM
Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette, 2019, 53’

Mitten follows the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, the performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, based on the six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach.

FILM
Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette, 2012, 83’

On 25th May 2011 the world-renowned Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris presented Rain, its first ever performance of a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The filmmakers Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes followed the rehearsal process from the auditions to the opening performance.

FILM
Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette, 2010, 48’

In Because We Are Visual Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes immerse themselves into the world of public video journals. The Internet and its online communities intend to bring people closer together and to connect them.

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11.01.2017

Grands travaux might be considered a tentative cartography of the vocational school Anneessens-Funck. We mapped the various spaces of a place where the fragments of a disintegrated city converge. Just like with Because We Are Visual and Rain, constructing Grands travaux was closely related to a tension between inside and outside, between private and public space, between darkness and light... Essentially, Grands travaux is about how we might create new spaces in film. It’s a flowing geography, a movement through the polymorphous spaces inhabited by the boys.”

ARTICLE NL EN
11.01.2017

“Je zou Grands travaux kunnen beschouwen als een poging tot cartografie van de beroepsschool Anneessens-Funck. We brengen al de verschillende ruimtes in kaart van een plek waar de Brusselse verbrokkeling convergeert. Net als bij Because We Are Visual en Rain is de opbouw van Grands travaux sterk verbonden aan een spanningsveld tussen binnen en buiten, tussen private en openbare ruimte, tussen donker en licht … In se gaat Grands travaux over hoe we in film nieuwe ruimtes kunnen creëren. De film is een vloeiende geografie, een beweging door de veelvormige leefruimtes van de jongeren.”