Dr. Laurent van Lancker
Laurent Van Lancker both studied Film and Anthropology, and holds a PhD in Audiovisual Art. He lectures at filmschools (INSAS, LUCA), universities (FU BERLIN) and SoundImageCulture workspace. His early documentary works explored social and religious themes (e.g. in Voodoo we trust, Ymako, (B.Wright Prize)). Followed by a series of short works called 'Experimental Ethnographies' (VideoEx prize). His long-feature documentary film 'Surya' won international Awards and had a theatrical release in Belgium. He also made an artistic webproject called ‘diwans.org’. Over the years he made a few short fiction films (Between two seas,1994, and pierre, 2000), and just finished his first long-feature fiction film ‘Brak’ (Fallow). His films explore inter-cultural dialogue and draw on various modes: Self-Reflexive, Performative and Sensorial cinema. They propose a dialogue between ethics and aesthetics, poetics and politics.
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