Pieter Dumoulin

Born in 1989, in Mombassa, Kenya. Works and lives between Ghent and Brussels (Belgium).

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 ©Pieter Dumoulin

©Pieter Dumoulin

Degree in Audio-visual Arts from the School of Arts in Ghent.

Since 2009, Pieter has been working as a photographer for Tibaldus, a theatre company founded by Timeau De Keyser, Simon De Winne and Hans Mortelmans.

­- Between 2011 and 2014, Pieter collaborates on actor Jan Steen’s doctoral project on the theme ‘Het zijn in het spelen’ (‘Being in the game’).

­- 2013: His short film Helena (2012) is selected for the 43rd Rotterdam International Film Festival and for the Courtisane Festival in Ghent.

- 2016: In collaboration with Timeau De Keyser, short film De Reconstructie.

- 2018: Again with Timeau De Keyser, Pieter Dumoulin has recently released his new feature film Etangs Noirs, produced by Accattone Films.

Pieter Dumoulin, through his feature film Etangs Noirs, shows us the link between photography and cinema. An urban return trip between the two media.

Pieter Dumoulin needs to work with photographs. The images do not exist simply by chance, instead they form the basis for his research for his film and that is a way for him to establish himself in a world that is already saturated with images. The photographs exhibited (for the first time) during the festival tie in with his last film Etangs Noirs (the title refers to the name of a Metro station). It basically takes place on the Metro and in the Cité Modèle in Brussels. Pieter Dumoulin has chosen a quotation from Italo Calvino to describe this series of photos: “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else”.

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