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AND [BACK

Peter Downsbrough
AND [BACK ‘plays’ a complex ‘game’ with the words AND and BACK, where the word BACK sometimes functions as indicator, sometimes as trigger, sometimes as a comment on what is happening on-screen...
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ANESTHÉSIE

Hänzel & Gretzel
With Doctor Terror, the anaesthesia always goes wrong. A trashy music video for the French electro-dada group Geins ’t Naït with whom Hänzel & Gretzel collaborated frequently....

A]S

Peter Downsbrough
As basic ingredients: five words and a typographical phenomenon or word-thing ‘(A]S itself)’; two black and white steady cam images, and in between them one in colour, all featuring the same fixed camera image shot somewhere along the railway, from the same point of view — but with a different train passing; or so it seems...
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ALUMINIUM RABBITS

Messieurs Delmotte
In this sketch Messieurs Delmotte wears an aluminium mask, aluminium bunny ears and aluminium gloves. With a remote control, he navigates an aluminium bunny-on-wheels. The bunny makes circles around Delmotte and collides with him several times. This work is part of the series Brokendown Dream...
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A TEAR FOR A GLASS OF WATER

Orla Barry
In ‘A Tear for a Glass of Water’ the actress Tara Casey performs a fragmented monologue written by Orla Barry, to a static camera. A life belt is stranded redundant on the wall. Is it a rehearsal, a lecture? The performance is cold at times severe. Interest in religion has revived proclaims the performer authoritatively. So has toast and marmalade...

A CITY REMIX

Kurt D'Haeseleer
An answer to the genre of “city symphonies”, ‘A City Remix’ offers a look at the generic, expanded and ex/imploded contemporary cities. Sociological, urban, economical and personal patterns are woven into a work where each image relates both to every other image and to daily life. An attempt to show what our high-speed culture has made invisible...

ACIDITÉS

Charley Case
In this short film of a dance performance, Charley Case plays with showing and hiding, presentation and representation. In an industrial space the performers Violetta Todo and Roberto Olivan dance like in trance to the tunes of atmospheric electronic music. While Olivan dances, he projects onto his body a film with a projector that is fitted into a body harness he is wearing...

AYRTON SENNA DA SILVA

Luc Gobyn
The television footage of racing driver Ayrton Senna’s fatal crash on May 1st 1994 during the Grand Prix of San Marino serves for a rigid analysis of the phenomenon Senna while a text runs across the screen, displaying Senna’s biography through a technical description of his racing career...

A PLACE TO BE

Peter Downsbrough
A Place to Be is a dialectical exploration of two specific locations and urban conditions, one on the interior, the other on the exterior, while the soundtrack moves back and forth between ambient sounds and music (Satie’s piano music for instance)...

ARPENTEUR

Michel François
A caterpillar is crawling over a geographical map, exploring the borders of the surface....

ALL MUST BE LOVE

Hänzel & Gretzel
Crime & The City Solution featuring Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) introducing themselves before being captured live in a smoky club. The camera got it all....

AND

Peter Downsbrough
A video triptych (‘And’, ‘Here’, ‘As...’) fully recorded in the area around Lille and Tourcoing, commissioned for the exhibition ‘La ville qui fait signes’ at Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing, France, autumn 2004)...
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ADVISE TO IRAKI PEOPLE

Jean-Philippe Convert
The film material of ‘Advise to Iraki People’ originates in the relatively peaceful Iraq of 1998...

A LA RENCONTRE DE MARCEL HANOUN

Bert Beyens
The French filmmaker Marcel Hanoun during the filming of "Loin-près de l'amour, loin-près de la mort" (1993). The subject of that film was "les amants de Sarajevo", the young couple of mixed etnic background shot by a sniper in that city. Their corpses were left dead for a week on a bridge....

AUTOPORTRAIT CONTRE NATURE

Michel François
A character in a blue shirt is filmed with a fixed camera, in slow motion. We hear the echo of his footsteps. It’s the artist himself: this is an “auto portrait contra nature”. François lights up a cigarette while glass bottles start raining down around him: they shatter noisily, yet miraculously without ever hitting him...

ABOUT THE ANTICAPITALIST CARNIVAL

Charley Case
To work for delight and authentic festivity is barely distinguishable from preparing for a general insurrection. Raoul Vaneigem About the Anticapitalistic Carnival illustrates the importance of the celebration in (r)evolutionary thinking...

AS…

Peter Downsbrough
A video triptych (‘And’, ‘Here’, ‘As...) ‘fully recorded in the area around Lille and Tourcoing, commissioned for the exhibition ‘La ville qui fait signes’ at Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing, France, autumn 2004)...
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ARBRE + PLUIE

Michel François
Rain ticks against a window. Through the window and through the droplets, we see a tree. This everyday image, usually overlooked, points out the poetic contrast between a continual time and a specific one....

ALFRED LAOUREUX, COLLECTIONNEUR

Jacques Lennep
Video, apart from photography and holography, was but one of the media Lennep made use of during the 1970s, as he was adding on to his ‘museum of men’. His human models were derived from all layers of the populations, but they shared a common obsession for collecting things or, at the very, least an unusual passion...

A LA MER

Emilio López-Menchero
In a calm and romantic landscape, Emilio López-Menchero stands on his portable and human scaled monument that consisted of two concrete shoe leathers. The artist faces the North Sea and records the passing of time....

ALBUM 1

Boris Lehman
“Je filme et je suis filmé” (I film and I am filmed)Boris Lehman made the film Album 1 in 1974 for the first Festival National du Film super 8. At the time, Super 8 was a video format that was mainly used by amateurs, yet as such it was to play an important part in democratization of cinema...

ALLELUYA

Hänzel & Gretzel
Psychedelic coloured image fragments quickly follow up, altering with an image fragment of a Holy Maria-statue...
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ALEKSANDER SAKOEROF, KAMER 333, LENFILM, ST.-PETERSBURG, 3 MEI, 1995, 15 UUR

Gorik Lindemans
When Lindemans saw his first film by Alexandr Sokurov he was completely off his rocker. While he had not understood a word the film had touched him deeply. So deeply that three years later he travelled to Leningrad to make a documentary on Sokurov in the Lenfilm studios. Lindemans: "He said I could drop by in May, when he would be in St. Petersburg...

AS] IN

Peter Downsbrough
The interior of an empty office building in Zaventem’s Corporate Village, next to Brussels Airport. Human presence is only to be found outside, through the windows, in the passing cars or nearby office buildings...

ATTICA

Manon de Boer
In collaboration with several musicians, de Boer staged a performance for camera of Frederic Rzewski’s 1972 composition ‘Attica’ as well as the related work, ‘Coming Together’, also composed in 1972. Rzewski, who was living in New York at the time, composed ‘Attica’ in a circular structure of euphoric crescendo and denouement...
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AILE 4 NEIGE

Jacques-Louis Nyst
A science fiction story in which people disappear from the Earth and the machines keep on working. The fictive situations being inspired by objects from the Nysts’ immediate surroundings....
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AFTER ALL

Charley Case
In ‘(After all)’ the faces of several people are mounted one after the other, partly illuminated by flickering fires. An elderly man appears on the screen every now and then, holding a torch. The sound in the background reminds of dark shamanist throat-singing and the video as a whole gives the impression of an age-old ritual in a primeval forest....

ANTWERPEN-BERCHEM

Jan Kempenaers
In 225 stills, Jan Kempenaers shows all of the peculiarities of Berchem, a part of the city of Antwerp, Belgium. His photographs of marginal places/“non-places” where the urban and rural life, city and suburbia merge, seem at first strictly formal and without any critical or aesthetic concern...
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ALPHA-ZULU

Edith Dekyndt
For this video Edith Dekyndt brought together images of all the flags she could find of nations worldwide, including the states the United Nations do not recognise, like Tibet, the states of the former USSR and the nomadic peoples. The flags are shown in alphabetical order at a constant pace of four images per second. A trip through the world, in the space of bary half a minute...
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AUTOREVERSE CHAIR

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte’s chair is auto-reversible....

A.U.B. / S.V.P.

Emilio López-Menchero
In his early work a.u.b. / s.v.p., Emilio López-Menchero positioned the camera next to the passport control gates at Brussels National Airport. The video is an observation of the flow of people through the gates and their similar, or better said almost identical, behaviours when they face the authorities who mechanically checks the documents and let them go further...

ALL TOGETHER NOW...

Hans Op de Beeck
‘All Together Now...’ is a tragicomic portrait of three groups of people attending different social gatherings. The camera pans slowly along the three table settings, each depicting a separate event. The first group, comprised of people in their late seventies, is gathered after a funeral, at a table set with coffee and cakes...
Abschied von Gestern, Alexander Kluge, 1966. copyright Abschied von Gestern, Alexander Kluge, 1966. copyright

ABSCHIED VON GESTERN

Alexander Kluge
What separates us from yesterday is not a rift but a changed position: One of Kluge's narrative masterpieces, adapted from his original story Anita G., Abschied von gestern (Yesterday Girl) follows a young woman in her pursuit of happiness and liberation. The film opens with its protagonist appearing in court for the theft of a sweater...

ALLEZ LES ZÈBRES ! (HOMMAGE À EZIO BUCCI)

Jacques Lennep
In the seventies Jacques Lennep worked on his « Musée de l’homme», a series of exhibitions, performances and videos in which eight figures were shown over the course of time in an artistic context, according to a wayward conception of sociological art...
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ANUS SONG

Messieurs Delmotte
An anus whistles away a tune......

AVE. AVE. AVE MARIA

Jacques Lennep
Lennep reads a text about a painting by Picabia in the true style of a priest....

AND ALIGN

Peter Downsbrough
A fixed long viewpoint of a busy intersection is ultimately interrupted by a 180° travelling. A woman is sauntering along the street lines, almost bored. The passing of time is prominent. An everyday environment is rendered as a modernist architectonical environment; order and disorder are shown in observation, and dissected...

ANDRÉ ANDÉR

Karen Vanderborght
Portrait of the town fool and the nutty film student behind the camera. Does the person in front of the camera becomes an ‘object’ as soon as he or she is transformed into an ‘image’? This work was the final dissertation of Vanderborght....

A BROKEN RULE

Vincent Meessen
‘A Broken Rule’ is based on a performance realized by Meessen with collaborators in Burkina Faso. The video portrays African men taking turns carrying luminous text plates – often the only source of light in the image – through a nocturnal city...
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ALIVE SKIN

Messieurs Delmotte
While Messieurs Delmotte sleeps, his body parts acquire a life of their own....

ARGOS!OOGGAAHHGGRRAAHHOOHSSS!

Charlemagne Palestine
Since the 1970s composer, performer and visual artist Charlemagne Palestine has become known for his experimental, ritualistic music and for challenging Western audiences’ expectations of what is ‘beautiful’ and meaningful in music...