On Monday 30 June Aleksander Komarov will give a talk at the Van Eyck. Komarov is a Belarusian artist and filmmaker and graduate of the University of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, attending the Rijksakademie from 1998-2000. Since 2005 he has produced nuanced essay films that coalesce around a singular thematic (political transparency, memory, voice, labour value, capital). In each work, the spectator is situated within a timeline, on the premise of deconstructing a conclusive documentary statement and instead offering up multiple possible routes towards meaning. His work is exhibited internationally, most recently in The Way of the Shovel at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, US, 2013. Komarov is also founder of ABA (Artist in Residence Berlin Alexanderplatz) in Berlin, Germany.