Jeroen Cluckers


Document 01537
Digital VHS card

Distorted memories from an imaginative zone known as “Oneiria”.

In our high-tech world, unpredictable behaviour from technology is often perceived as negative. These glitches however - ‘the ghost in the machine’ - can be a starting point to expand the possibilities of image production in the digital age. Oneiria uses datamoshing, a technique in which digital video images are deliberately made unstable, and found footage in different formats (digital HD, VHS, Super 8, …) is literally used as paint, smearing images to create painterly, abstract, dreamlike landscapes.


Jeroen Cluckers (°1985, Hasselt, Belgium) is a video artist and experimental filmmaker. He explores the audiovisual potential of video and film by researching, deconstructing and transforming the language of both media. Then, he attempts to write audiovisual poetry. This often results in dreamlike, painterly images that leave traces and balance on the edge of recognition and alienation. His work is displayed internationally at film and video art festivals, and previously shown on Belgian, Austrian and American television. He currently lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.