Brecht De Cock (1999) is a multimedia artist, animator and filmmaker combining computer graphics with original and archival footage.
He studied at LUCA School of Arts, Sint-Lukas Brussels, where he received both his bachelors and masters degree in Audiovisual Arts, Animation. He is currently studying for a second masters degree in Cultural Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL).
His most recent video-installation was selected for the best-off exhibition '(In)Living Memory', taking place in Brussels, Belgium.
De Cock's bachelor project was screened at Leuven International Short Film Festival, Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) and Flicks International Student Short Film Festival.
Deals with "aphantasia" as a result of auditory memory.
“We have forgotten how to relate emotionally to art: we treat it like editors, searching in it for that which the artist has supposedly hidden.
It is actually much simpler than that, otherwise art would have no meaning.
You have to be a child – incidentally children understand my pictures very well, and I haven’t met a single serious critic who could stand knee-high to those children.”
- Andrei Tarkovsky (1981, Interview with Ian Christie)