Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes Grands travaux
From 2013 to 2016, the artist duo Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes have been our guests as associated artists. Now that these four years are drawing to a close, we are delighted to see the premiere of their second full-length film take place here at Beursschouwburg.
Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes spent a year with fourth-year Electrical Installations students at the Anneessens-Funck vocational school in Brussels. Grands travaux documents and stages that which gives shape to the lives of these youngsters: their practical assignments and classes at school, football, the ups and downs of their love lives, and the search for housing and employment.
± 1h 30min
NL / FR
Meet the artists after the film on 25/05
A film by Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes
With Mustafa Abbas, Mohamud Mohamed Abdi, Yunus Emre Ak, Ahmadou Oury Barry, Mamadou Diallo, Daniel Mampaxi Kiaku, Reza Gharibzadeh, Hamza Iqbal, Ilhan Izci, Achmed Xussein
Image Olivia Rochette
Sound Gerard-Jan Claes
Editing Dieter Diependaele
Sound editing Ingrid Simon, Sabrina Calmels
Sound mixing Thomas Gauder
Additional image Ruben Desiere
Additional sound recording Lennert De Taeye, Nina de Vroome
Advice Elias Grootaers
Presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Beursschouwburg
Production Savage Film/Bart Van Langendonck (Brussels)
Co-production Beursschouwburg, Scio Productions, Zéro de conduite
Supported by Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Belgian Tax Shelter, Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA European Commission, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
In association with Eyeworks
Supported by Kunstenfestivaldesarts
From 2013 until 2016 the Brussels-based directors Olivia Rochette (1987) and Gerard-Jan (1987) Claes are the Beursschouwburg’s artists in residence. They graduated in 2010 from the School of Arts - KASK with Because We Are Visual. This documentary allows the viewer to discover the world of public video journals. In 2012 they made the poetic documentary Rain about the transmission of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s contemporary choreography Rain to the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris. Besides Zéro de Conduite, they also co-founded Sabzian. This website is a collection of online reflections on cinema and maps, cinephile events in Belgium and surroundings. In 2014 they started shooting their second documentary with Savage Film: Grands travaux.