Johan Opstaele (BE, º1954)

Collection of the Verbeke Foundation

Johan Opstaele is visual artist and film maker. Since 2005 he focuses especially on video work in which he examines ‘ the moment ‘. Within this framework, he started a PhD entitled ‘ A la recherché du moment/Framing the moment ‘ in 2007.
His research starts by observing the movements of water, of plants and trees, to finally scan the body of man. He thinks  ‘moment’ is as important as ‘ narrative ‘, which according to him has a too large a role in our society, putting too much emphasis on cause and effect and too little on the ‘being’.