Els van Riel, Belgium born 1965
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Studied photo- and cinematography, and worked as a photographer, editor and producer for various photo-, film-, video- and theater productions.
Her films, video's and installations explore the impact of detailed changes in moment, movement, matter, light and perception.
'With links to the tradition of structural film making, the work by the Brussels based film-and videomaker, Els van Riel, explores the basic elements for cinema -time and light- and develops a form for new aesthetic pleasure, bypassing any symbolism and narrativism. For van Riel the projector is a central figure in the cinematographical act of giving form to a screening, performance or installation. The mechanical image source becomes actively present as if it were a living object.'
(L'ART MÊME, April 2009)
Infinite 2 A small spatial composition touching the limits of physics and the need for unlimited imagination.