Michel Lorand


Michel Lorand, visual artist (°1961), lives and works in Brussels

In his work, Michel Lorand questions the notion of time: a time freed from signified language, a time of images. These images are mental, fragmentary, they have no beginning or end, they are inexhaustible, always starting all over again. Through the material of moving images and music, Lorand institutes temporal processes, experiences that go to the essence. The time of passages, transformations and shifts allows for the occasional and unforeseeable emergence of a suspended and absolute moment, one that confronts us with the impossibility of envisaging this “missing image”, the image that is probably behind all works of art. “This missing image remains under all the others, it constitutes their shadow” says Pascal Quignard.

Michel Lorand’s films and installations have been widely shown at international festivals and events: Venice Biennale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement at the MAMCO in Geneva, Video and New Media-Art Biennal Santiago de Chile, International Video-Art Biennal Tel Aviv, as well as in institutions such as the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the WIELS, ARGOS, the MIM musée des instruments de musique and the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique in Brussels.