The Wave

In The Wave the archaeological gaze of the viewer is set in motion: a mass grave from the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) opens and closes itself. In 2011 we placed a camera above the spot where nine victims were buried after their execution by Franco’s supporters in June 1939. On day one of the excavation, a digging crane gently loosened the top layer of soil, until the archaeologists came across a skull with a bullet hole. Then the archaeologists continued their work by hand. The skeletons appeared, then disappeared, as if a strong wind blew that removed the sand and uncovered death, a primal truth. The Wave by Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vermeire consists of a film and a photo series.

  • String Figures (2016) and The Wave (2012) will be part of the exhibition PRIVATE TAG

    Atlantikwall Raversyde
    Nieuwpoortsesteenweg, 636 
    8400 Oostende 

    Opening: Sunday September 18, 2016, 10:45
    September 19 - November 13, 2016

  • Festivals | Screenings (selection)

    LOOP Festival Barcelona, 2016
    Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium, 2014
    IBAFF, Murcia, Spain, 2014 : Honorable Mention
    IFFR, The Netherlands, 2014
    BIEFF, Bucharest, Romania, 2013
    ZINEBI, Bilbao, Spain, 2013
    Hors Pistes, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013
    Argos centre for art and media, Brussels, Belgium, 2013
    VIDEO EX, Zürich, 2013
    European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany, 2013
    Indie Lisboa - 10th International Film Festival, Portugal, 2013
    Courtisane, Ghent, Belgium, 2013
    Hors Pistes, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2013
    Private Investigations, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 2013
    Unseen, Amsterdam, 2013
    Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2013
    International Film Festival WATCH DOCS, Warsaw, Poland, 2012
    Rencontres Internationales Paris | Berlin | Madrid, 2012
    IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012
    Kasseler DokFest, Kassel, Germany, 2012
    Almost Cinema, Ghent, Belgium, 2012
    Festival del film LOCARNO, Switzerland, 2012
    18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 2012