Getuige ten laste, Hans Theys (2009)
About the film:
Getuige ten laste (Witness for the Prosecution) is a filmed interview between philosopher and art historian Hans Theys and Philippe Vandenberg. For 40 minutes, the camera swerves through Vandenberg’s studio, filming drawings, paintings, books, photographs and other objects scattered about while the artist talks about his work. The central thought holds that Vandenberg considers himself to be a ‘witness for the prosecution’, which translates as ‘témoin à charge’ or ‘getuige ten laste’ in French and Dutch, implying a kind of ‘burden’.
This filmed interview was published as:
Hans Theys. “Getuige ten laste: Luisterend naar Philippe Vandenberg.” In Knockando: Kunstenaars aan het woord, 174-180. Brussels: Tornado Editions, 2021.