Die reine Notwendigkeit
(The pure necessity)

The child in us remembers, the title is Baloo’s song, the bohemian bear, Mowgli’s guide in The Jungle Book, Disney’s version. This time, though, no singing, no Mowgli. If Disney’s drawings are used again, it’s, on the one hand, once all anthropomorphism colonizing this tale’s animals is jettisoned; and extended, on the other hand, in their appropriate gesture: stretching, sleeping, moving around, etc. In the end, the grand animal dumbness, and its pure beauty. (JPR)

David Claerbout

16:4513 July 2018Vidéodrome 2
19:0014 July 2018Variétés 2
16:4516 July 2018Le Miroir/Centre de la Vieille Charité

Technical sheet

Belgium / 2016 / Colour / 50’

Original version : Without dialogue.
Scenario : David Claerbout.