Night Horse
19. 08. – 23. 08. 2021
Night Horse

Night Horse

Jeroen Van der Stock

PYLON-Lab is pleased to present "Night Horse" (2019) by filmmaker Jeroen Van der Stock as an online screening.

The film will be on view from August 19 until August 23 and is simultaneously part of the screening program INSOMNIA, curated by PYLON and currently on view at the physical premises of TICK TACK Antwerp, Belgium, where it is on view until August 28.

The screening program INSOMNIA features video works of seven international artists:

Yalda Afsah

Mit Borrás

Steffen Goldkamp

Vika Kirchenbauer

Thomas Taube

Jeroen Van der Stock

Tobias Zielony

INSOMNIA deals with different levels of reality as well as the phenomenal and psychological processes associated with the night and the motif of sleep. The films portray notions of isolation and solitude, restlessness, subculture and the occult, as they question the twilight states of in-betweenness – the interstice between logic and the delusion.

A selection of films will be streamed here on our website during the month of August:

4th - 8th | "ADAPTASI CYCLE - ARCYRIA" by Mit Borrás

9th - 13th | "After Two Hours, Ten Minutes Had Passed" by Steffen Goldkamp

14th - 18th | "Dark Matters" by Thomas Taube

19th - 23rd | "Night Horse" by Jeroen Van der Stock

24th - 28th | "Al-Akrab" by Tobias Zielony

Night Horse

A cave with an animal trapped inside? An eyeball vaguely reflecting a sleeping horse? A peephole into the black night?

With the exception of a few cars passing, some sleepy village is lacking traces of human activity. In the dimly lit interiors of a house no movements are to be detected. A few trucks hit a road that eventually leads to a hallucinogenic crossroad and a stable with a psychedelic horse. The horse is restless and behaves oddly. Under sea level a couple of predator sharks are slowly exploring the waters. The nearby beach remains empty. Some insects do appear, but they can’t stop the night from turning into something more obscure and less comprehensible.

This dreamlike film was entirely composed with footage from unsecured live surveillance cameras. A horse in different shapes, obscurity, digital artefacts and an electroacoustic soundscape by Eliane Radigue are the main travelers on Van der Stock’s abstract journey through the night. Seen through the eyes of the surveillance machines, the world becomes an eerie place. Trapped inside the paranoid nocturnal eye of the observer, we wonder, what lies beyond its field of view.