Baltasar Thomas

 

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During his student years he worked part-time as a board-member, projectionist and graphic designer at art-house cinema V.O.S.S. Kriterion and as a projectionist at Sphinx Cinema and Art Cinema OFFoff vzw.

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Thomas is predominantly focused on the moving image but his work shows a wide interest in other media such as photography, performance and installation.

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His work is founded on a search for alternative experiences of time through the cinematic image. This has resulted in, among other projects, a silent film discussing archive and representation through found footage and textual contemplation (Surface, 2017), a diary film that reflects on ‘being absent of oneself’ by dwelling in fictitious renderings of past and future (El Ausente, 2016) and a single-screen installation that reflects on the ability of photographic material to shape, alter and form memory (Latent Memory, 2016).

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Additionally, Thomas works as a cinematographer, video-editor and sound-designer, specializing in contemporary dance and performance. Among the organisations he has worked for are Ultima Vez, Hiatus, Needcompany and Dag van de Dans.

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Thomas’ films have been screened at festivals and he has exhibited video-installations and photography.

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