Warburgballetten (2003-2006)

Video Installation for 1 projector
38.00 min. (loop)
HDV – color – no sound

Produktion & realization: Koen Theys
Assistants: Stijn Heirbout, Peter Claes
Thanks to: Frank Theys
Co-production: Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap

Warburgballetten was inspired by the life and work of Aby Warburg (1866-1929). It is an homage to this founder of iconography.
The image is divided in two parts: a smaller one on the left, with figures from (mainly) renaissance paintings; and a bigger part on the right, with figures from propaganda posters that were made during World War I. All these figures are cut out from their original background, and placed in a more abstract landscape formed by a thick fog. Sometimes a lightning appears.