Nightscape matches the mood of the animated video Night Time (2015). A similar image of a nocturnal amusement park was used in a watercolor, which is also part of Night Time, the large book of watercolors that was published last year. However, the image of the print edition is not an existing watercolor but was created by Hans Op de Beeck especially for this edition.
Night Time is conceived as a mysterious dream in which proportions, perspectives and environments are all fictitious. Intimate close-ups segue into panoramic images and vive versa, each image manifests a meticulously crafted construction. Classic and distinctly contemporary subjects follow one another: the dream, the sleep, the underworld, the exploding postmodern metropolis, a nocturnal amusement park, sexuality, tattoo culture, refined traditions of dress, rituals, ageing, partying, death… The film is a mix of both the highly cultivated and the raw subcultural.