Hans Op de Beeck based his video work on his short story by the same name, ‘My Brother’s Gardens’ (2001). In this narrative video work a group of young actors – narrators, as well as characters – move through simple backgrounds and scale models and a story is told about the complex relationship between three brothers: an identical twin and a third, autistic brother. The bigger idea behind the story is the lonesome quest of the creative individual which cannot be completed and the often very thin margins between the factual and the self-created world, between harsh reality and escapism. Part of the video consists of an animation of drawings, a paper world of imaginary gardens. At first they are a refuge to the main character, but ultimately he will lose himself in them.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

  • Formaat DV(DV (consumer standard))
  • Kleur col. and b&w
  • Jaar 2003
  • Duur 00:37:00
  • Taalinfo
    Gesproken: English UK
  • Kunstenaars