Witte de With Contemporary Art
Floris Vanhoof
Floris Vanhoof

Floris Vanhoof (°1982, Mol, Belgium) lives and works in Antwerp. He is interested in the hybrid form of music, photo and film. Projections and music produced by a modular synthesizer are central to his work. His first projections were 16 mm celluloid experimental films which evolved into pure visual experiences in which he questions viewing patterns. His work is rooted in structural film and early electronic music.

Vanhoof creates his own instruments and installations and explores the grey area between image (film or slides) and light (projection). As a media-archaeologist, Floris Vanhoof confronts the digitally discriminating visitor with flickering 16 mm films and slide installations, formats whose days are numbered. He deliberately choses analogue technology, not for nostalgic reasons, but because he wants to experiment with what used to be known as ‘high-tech’. His work also consists of new technologies such as microprocessors. Technology is not an end in itself but a means of exploring images, ideas and sound in a poetic way.

In 2005 he obtained a Master’s in Audio-Visual Arts, with a specialisation in Experimental Film, from Sint-Lukas in Brussels. He recently exhibited at Beurssc50uwburg, Brussels (2015); Kunstencentrum België, Hasselt (2013); Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (2013).