Arthur, Rebecca Jane

°1984 - Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom).
Rebecca Jane Arthur (b.1984, Edinburgh) is a visual artist working predominantly with the moving image and writing. Her works often revolve around portraits of people and places, and her interest lies in personal stories that depict a socio-political context and history. Arthur obtained her MA in Fine Arts at KASK, Ghent, in 2017 ...

Heidsieck, Bernard

°1928 - Paris (France).
Bernard Heidsieck, a multimedia poet, finds his origins in action poetry and is one of the cofounders of sound poetry together with Henri Chopin, when, in 1959, they started to use recorders and microphones not simply as reproductive tools but as transformative mixing devices. Heidsieck published his first book of poems in 1955 and shortly afterwards he started his first recording experiences ...

Wouters, Maurits

°1986 - Turnhout (Belgium).
Maurits Wouters (°1986, Turnhout) completed his master studies at the RITS School of Arts and has been active as a filmmaker and visual artist since 2009. Besides his master at RITS he graduated from University Antwerp (Film-& theatre studies) in 2011. Since October 2013 he has been doing a PhD, supported by the fund for scientific research – Flanders (FWO) ...
The Roof, James Nares, 1975. Courtesy the Artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Nares, James

°1953 - London (UK). Lives and works in New York.
Painter, no wave-musician, performer and filmmaker James Nares was born in London and moved to New York in 1973 where he lives and works. His early video and performance experiments with gestures and objects from the mid 1970s, executed on the rooftop of his Downtown studio, have a particular consistency and elegance. ...

Rustamova, Meggy

°1985 - Tbilisi (Georgia). Lives and works in Brussels and Ghent.
Meggy Rustamova (1985, Tbilisi, Georgia) lives and works in Brussels and Ghent. She studied at KASK in Ghent where she obtained her MA in fine art and studied meanwhile for a year at the UdK, (Universität der Künste) in Berlin. Most recently she completed a post academic residency program at HISK, Higher Institute for Fine arts in Ghent, Belgium ...

Mannaerts, Valérie

°1974 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
In her work, Mannaerts extends the method of collage to spatial objects. She explores the physiognomic qualities of things, questioning the relation between organic and inorganic forms, the presence and autonomy of objects as well as the histories sedimented within them. Mannaerts works in different media (installation, drawing, photography,...). In film the artist worked in Super 8. ...
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Degueldre, Claude

°1950 - Liège (Belgium). Lives and works in Brugg, Argovia.
Claude Degueldre performs late 1970 in Walonia his first research-drawings, early 1972 his first oil paintings, mid-1973 his first videos and in April 1974 his first films/movies. 1980-1985 in Algeria, he starts working on 'Water samples' ...

Asselberghs, Herman

°1962 - Mechelen (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Herman Asselberghs practices a cinema of the possible, not one of reality. In a commentary on and a resistance to the tyranny of the absolute spectacle he explores the spaces in between, where (conscious) being is still in full development, where hardening has not yet set in ...

Baes, Pascal

°1959 - Nice (France). Lives and works in Brussels.

Pascal Baes experiments with the use of the stop-motion technique and specializes in image-by-image animation. He has also produced a range of "dance films". where dancing itself is released from its limitations, which are inherent to the stage, and recorded as a paradoxical experience. Thematically, as well as philosophically, he refers to the cinematic avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. ...

Beyens, Bert

°1956 - Geel (Belgium).
Bert Beyens (°1956) is a Belgian filmmaker, known for Jan Cox A Painter's Odyssey (written and directed with Pierre De Clercq, Belgium The Netherlands 1988), and A la Rencontre de Marcel Hanoun (France 1994). He teaches writing and directing at RITCS School of Arts Erasmus University College since 1994 and was the head of the school from 2001 until 2013 (three 4-year mandates) ...

Bennett, Justin

°1964 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire (United Kingdom).
Justin Bennett’s work covers a wide range of genres, from (audio-)visual arts to music. Central to his thinking and work are a process-orientated approach and an interest in the elasticity of the concept of ‘space’. Bennett produces (reworked) field recordings, drawings, performances, installations, photographs, videos and essays ...
epic (malhame), Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, 2008 © the artists & producer

Meltzer, Julia

°1968 - Hollywood, California (USA). Lives in Los Angeles.
Julia Meltzer her work takes up subjects ranging from the bureaucracy of secrecy to contemporary politics in the Middle East. She frequently collaborates with Los Angeles based artist David Thorne to produce installations, photographs, and videos that raise questions about the uses of documents and their social, political, and affective impact. ...
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Dujourie, Lili

°1941 - Roeselare (Belgium).
Lili Dujourie (1941, Roeselare, Belgium) lives and works in Belgium. In her work, Dujourie plays with the sensuality and immediacy of materials, emphasizes the performative aspect of the artwork, investigates the relationship between nature and culture, and gives decorative and ornamental elements a central role ...

Downsbrough, Peter

°1940 - New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA). Lives in Brussels
Peter Downsbrough’s work encompasses sculpture, graphics, photography, video, film, and books, and presents complex associations between architecture, text and typography. Only the bare essentials remain: form is often reduced to lines, colours are mostly barred ...

Jonas, Joan

°1936 - New York (United States).
Joan Jonas is a pioneer of video and performance art and one of the most important female artists to emerge in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She began her career in New York City as a sculptor ...

The Otolith Group

°2002 - London (United Kingdom).
The Otolith Group (Kodwo Eshun & Anjalika Sagar) was founded in 2002. Based in London, their work engages with archival materials, with futurity and with the history of diverse provenances ...

Jashari, Shelbatra

°1981 - Pristina (Kosovo). Lives and works in Brussels.
"Shelbatra Jashari studied at the Sint Lukas Hogeschool in Brussels. Her work has been shown during the International Film Festival in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Prendsçacourt! (Montréal, Canada) and the Courtisane festival in Ghent (Belgium), where she won the Distribution Award 2004." (Source: argos festival 2004 catalogue) ...

Couturier, Michel

°1957 - Liège (Belgium).
Michel Couturier is fascinated by unlivable places: parking lots, shopping malls, harbour installations. The fundamental intuitive idea behind his work is that these places are like a magnifying mirror of the public space. These places are like ‘forest of signs’ those of power and alienation), a substituted nature ...