PUBLISHED ARTICLES, ESSAYS & CRITIQUES (Selection)

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ON HAUNTING

Autotheoretical essay // 2021

This essay examines the figure of the ghost, the phantom, the spectre in cinema, literature, technology and language itself to face the Other, but also, paradoxically, ourselves and the emptiness and meaninglessness of life.

Available on Project Passage (Hasselt University) September 2021 in English

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PSYCHOANALYSIS AND CINEMA

Academic journal // 2021

Janne Quintelier and I guest-edited a cinema issue of Psychoanalytische Perspectieven (Ghent University), an international and blind peer-review journal on Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Available here (Parts in English, parts in Dutch)

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NOTTURNO

Film critique // 2021

For the sembèneblog of the Belgian world cinema film festival MOOOV, I wrote about Gianfranco Rosi’s 2020 documentary ‘Notturno’.

Read the article here (Dutch)

Perfect-Candidate

THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

Film critique // 2021

For the Belgian newspaper De Standaard, I wrote about Haifaa Al Mansour’s 2019 film ‘The Perfect Candidate’.

Read the article here (Dutch, scan of print)

Cléo

EEN BLIK IN AGNÈS VARDA'S SPIEGEL

Personal film essay // 2021

I wrote a text in which I’ve blended both an analysis of film maker Agnès Varda’s use of mirrors in her masterpiece Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) and a more personal reflection on Varda’s life and work.

Published in Dutch in Extiem, the journal of the psychoanalytical organisation Gezelschap voor Psychoanalyse en Psychotherapie.

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ROCKS: RAUW MAAR LEVENDIG PORTRET VAN ZUSTERSCHAP

Film critique // 2020

For the sembèneblog of the Belgian world cinema film festival MOOOV, I wrote about Sarah Gavron’s 2019 film ‘Rocks’.

Read the article here (Dutch)

MaarWanneerGaatHetOver

MAAR WANNEER GAAT HET OVER

Literary piece // 2020

I wrote a small text for Bij mijn venster: Writing in times of corona, a literary project of Huis van Herman Teirlinck. Online and print publication.

Read the piece here (Dutch)

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EMA: LANG NASMEULEND VISCERAAL, RITMISCH DRAMA

Film critique // 2020

For the sembèneblog of the Belgian world cinema film festival MOOOV, I wrote about Pablo Larraín’s 2019 film ‘Ema’.

Read the article here (Dutch)

Aktief

DE HERINNERING EN HET SCHRIJVEN

Personal essay // 2019

In Aktief I wrote about the way autobiographical elements subtly appear or disappear in the authors’ fictional work, as researched in one of my classes on reality and fiction.

Read the essay here (Dutch)

Rektoverso

MOGEN WIJ WEL KIJKEN? VAN GETUIGE NAAR VOYEUR

Film essay // 2019

Analysis of different ways of spectatorship and different positions of the film maker in documentaries programmed during the film festival MOOOV 2019, published on Rekto:Verso.

Read the article here (Dutch)

KortfilmBE

FENCE***

Film review // 2019

Short film review for kortfilm.be on the Kosovan film ‘Fence’.

Read the review here (Dutch)

TAOH

THE ART OF ORGANISING HOPE

Interviews // 2018

The periphery of Europe is bursting with bottom-up organisations and hopeful citizens, but their actions all too often remain under the radar. By centralising 60+ English interviews with them, we connected these islands of hope, so they may inspire and strengthen each other. I was interviewer, final editor and visual editor. Project by NTGent, Vooruit and Victoria Deluxe.

Schamper

ALL SCHAMPER ARTICLES

Critiques and articles // 2015 – 2017

I wrote on film and culture for the independent student magazine Schamper for two years.

Read all the articles here (Dutch)

Communicaren met jongeren

ON HYPERVISUAL CULTURE

Chapter in book // 2015

Non-fiction handbook on how to communicate with young people. I wrote the chapter ‘On hypervisual culture’.

Order the book here (Dutch)