Dirk Elst

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Born in Brecht in 1975. Works and lives in Ghent (Be).

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Reproduction of a place. Foreword or soundtrack of a novel , 2014 , The Frans Masereel Centre (Belgium) , 19’11’’

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I wrote a short story and made field recordings in The Frans Masereel Centre (a centre for graphic art in Belgium). The plot: An artist wants to murder the curator by putting her in a printing machine, making some kind of poster that could be easily be distributed. I wanted to add musical footnotes to the written story, especially the chapter of the actual murder. I approached the machinery rather as a musician, manipulated the field recordings, made mixes and asked two musicians and a singer to complete the job.