ans mertens
experimental filmmaker and visual artist
living in Antwerp, Belgium

Ans Mertens is a visual artist working mainly with film and curating artist at SOIL Collective. Her work plays on the tension between objective recordings and subjective image making. She plays with proximity and remoteness, the spatial dynamics that attract our attention and draw the eye to understand visibility as a fleeting condition of the things surrounding us. The work of Ans Mertens also shows that time, perhaps more than space, is the ultimate subject of all film: time captured, time chased. Arranged, erased, wasted. Leisurely spent, unspectacularly passed. (Text: S. Saelemakers)

Ans Mertens
2020

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Interview with Filmmagie (August '19)