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)


artistic researcher/phd student at LUCA School of Arts
artist of Ursula, Antwerp based female filmmakers collective
co-artist/curator of SOIL Collective with Tom Hallet, Rik Peeters en Remko Van der Auwera
co-organizer of The Last Meeting with Lodewijk Heylen en Lies De Laet

living and working in Antwerp & Brussels

don't hesitate to drop me a message at mail [at] ansmertens [.] com


Interview with Filmmagie (August '19)


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