David Claerbout was born in 1969, in Kortrijk, Belgium, and lives and works in Antwerp and Berlin. Using photography, video, and digital-editing tools, Claerbout creates large-scale installations that provoke questions of time, memory, and truth.
A natural draftsman, Claerbout was an adult before he realized that drawing could allow him to develop more complex concepts. Claerbout creates immersive installations that offer audiences alternative readings of a moment, and involve the manipulation of moving and still images. These works, which can take several years to complete, investigate the passage of time and the concept of the in-between state of duration.