von dem Raume. von der Zeit

von dem Raume. von der Zeit

In von dem Raume. von der Zeit performer and philosopher Elisabeth Van Dam improvises within the lines of a geometrically drawn room, those of the camera and those of a minimal choreography constrained by both the room and the camera. During her evolution through the given space she continuously tries over certain movements. From time to time yet another movement or sound breaks through these repetitions.

The improvised dance, the filmed room and its time form a visual metaphor for Kants expositions about space and time. In time the accustomed space, determining and constraining our movements, is traced and left ajar by the dancer to constitute extended possibilities of movement and thought.


  1. Brussels Short Film Festival multimedia library—May 2011
  2. Thinking through dance, Roehampton University, London at a lecture by Elisabeth Van Dam—February 26th, 2011
  3. International Film Festival Ghent 2010, festival premiere at Vooruit's theaterzaal—October 19th, 2010.
  4. Group exhibition Kapellekensbaan nr. 2, Beveren, Belgium. The video was presented as part of Elisabeth Van Dam’s contribution to the exhibition, 20 june–25 july 2010