Ronse

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Ronse is the first part of a diptych, a visual essay on film shot alongside the school board chalk drawings of Dutch visual artist Bart Lodewijks. Ronse sets out with a superimposition of images. Lodewijks' technique – chalk drawings on architecture – is repeated in the aesthetic of Desmet: urban images over urban images, structure over structure, text over text. Before and after: we see drawings without chalk and chalk without drawings. Fractals; we see the city as a framework, the frames of the city. We see passages, the travelling shot shows the filmmaker as a passer-by. We see exteriors and interiors, flowers and heads: what is around the work is part of the work. Frames come and go; a wall, an alley, a truck create as many frameworks. Passers-by create the work as they wipe it out: they walk over, alongside and across. Distance by commitment; merely walking by, you are already in the middle.

Drawings

Bart Lodewijks

Camera

Robbrecht Desmet

Montage

Fairuz

Color Grading

Sebastien Koeppel at Stempel Films Brussels

Assistance

Koenraad Deblauwe

Graphic Design

Joris Kritis

Support

Flemish Government, Mondriaan Fonds NL, City of Ronse

Lab

Color By DeJonghe Kortrijk

Equipment

FXBox Brussels

Screenings

BFI London Film Festival, October 2014

International Film Festival Rotterdam, January 2014
ISELP Festival du Film sur l'Art, Brussels, October 2013
Courtisane Festival Gent, April 2013