EN - In the three films, two pairs of anonymous hands construct and deconstruct fictional interiors and landscapes on a mini film set of just three-square-meters in size. This film takes the viewer on a visual journey through depopulated, enigmatic and often melancholic, but nonetheless playful, small-scaled places, which are built up and taken down before the eye of the camera. The two pairs of anonymous hands, like a double Deus ex Machina of sorts, decide on the life and death, growth and blossoming or decay of the places that are conjured up. The landscapes and interiors are teaming with cultural and subcultural references, including historical as well as current themes that refer to the way in which man 'humanises' the open space in an attempt to create meaning, identity and a logical interaction with time.


Title Staging Silence 3
Original title Staging Silence 3
Original language no dialogue
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Animation , Experimental
Genre Video art, experimental animation film
Year 2019
World première / first public presentation 2019-05-15


Cast Elie Desmet, Astrid De Haes, Maxim Gazendam
Photography Hans Op de Beeck
Editing Nicolas Keppens
Sound Scanner
Art director Hans Op de Beeck
Music Scanner

Technical specs

Running time film 44'
Release format ProRes 422HQ
Other available formats H264
Aspect ratio 1:1,85
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
Production partners Animal Tank
Tax shelter partners Tax Shelter Prod.

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Last edited on 9 September 2019

Short info

Director Hans Op de Beeck
Producers Nicolas Keppens, Brecht Van Elslande
Writers Hans Op de Beeck

Studio Hans Op de Beeck
Nicolas Keppens
Birminghamstraat 287
1070 Brussels
T +32 2 527 87 18


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