EN - A lightning conductor appears as a musical conductor for the cloud cover. At the core of an increasingly threatening blaze of fire and a whistling wind, a minuscule light has final call, until the violence of heaven discharges abruptly and the lightning conductor throws it all off-screen.


Title Conductor
Original title Conductor
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation , Experimental
Genre Digital animation
Year 2004
World première / first public presentation 2004-05-07


Technical specs

Running time film 3'
Release format Digital file
Aspect ratio 4:3
Sound format Stereo
Colour Black-white
Available in 2D


Production partners Corban & Portapak


2018: OMSI Portland (US); Light Cone - Les Voûtes Paris (FR)

2017: International Film Festival Kaunas (LT); Argos Brussels (BE)

2016: Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Antwerp (BE); Metro Kino Kulturhaus Vienna (AT); Goldkante Bochum (DE)

2014: Festival International du Film de La Roche sur Yon (FR); Viewmaster Projects Maastricht (NL)

2013: Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva (CH)

2012: Art Brussels - ING Brussels (BE)

2011: Lowlands Biddinghuizen (NL); Arenberg Brussels (BE)

2010: M HKA Antwerp (BE); World Expo Shanghai (CN)

2009: Chinese European Art Center Xiamen (CN); Canvas (BE); International Film Festival Ankara (TR); Van Moerkerke Collection Oostende (BE)

2008: Canvas (BE); Vanmoerkerke Collection Oostende (BE); Intro/Outro (BE)

2007: Telic Arts Exchange Los Angeles (US); National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation St-Petersburg (RU); Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas Amsterdam (NL); (in)visible sounds Amsterdam (NL); KW14 's Hertogenbosch (NL); Espace Piano Nobile Geneva (CH); Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos Burgos (ES)

2006: Cinema Nova Brussels (BE); Les Nuits Blanches Paris (FR); Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique Montreal (CA); Cinematiek, Filmtheater 't HoogtUtrecht (NL); Art+Communication Riga (LV); Photo Espana Madrid (ES); Whitstable Museum (UK); Holland Festival Amsterdam (NL); BIG M (NL); Backstage/Montevideo Amsterdam (NL); SAFN gallery Reykjavik (IS); Crown Gallery Brussels (BE)

2005: Instants Vidéos Aix-en-Provence (FR); Lineart Gent (BE); LOOP Barcelona (ES); Artefact Festival Leuven (BE); Roshd International Film Festival Teheran (IR); Videomedeja Novi Sad (CS); FIAC Paris (FR); Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló (ES); Images Contre Nature Marseille (FR); Paysages Electroniques Lille (FR); Victorian Circus - Brakke Grond Amsterdam (NL); International Short Film Festival Hamburg (DE); Art Brussels (BE); Courtisane Festival Ghent (BE)

2004: Festival Internacional de Video i Arts Digitals Girona (ES); Dexia Art Center Brussels (BE); Limelight Filmhuis Kortrijk (BE); Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunsten 2003 Ghent (BE); SMAK Gent (BE)

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Last edited on 19 February 2019

Short info

Director Anouk De Clercq
Producers Walter Verdin, Marie Logie
Writers Anouk De Clercq

Corban & Portapak
Emiel Lossystraat 18
9040 Ghent


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