OVERVIEW DIGITISED WORKS

COUDES

Michel François
A pair of elbows, of which the owner is wearing a purple sweater, keeps robbing against a rough surface over and over again. Holes appear gradually on the fabric....
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CASA

Michel François
‘CASA’ is an extensive collage of film fragments, capturing numerous subjects and sensations. The artist makes an appeal to the five senses and the four elements. Movement is also very central in ‘CASA’. It starts with waves overflowing a wall. The element water. A close-up of elbows rubbing a rough surface. Two hands are grabbing a face covered in clay. Touch...
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CASCADE

Bernard Gigounon
An image of 25 seconds from a river is printed, piled on top of each other and accelerated filmed again. The magic of cinema does the rest....

CAMPING COSMOS

Jan Bucquoy
On a campsite at the Belgian coast, the delegate of the Ministry of culture Jan Bucquoy must bring culture nearer to the working class. But the residents of this caravan park prefer to look at soccer, a boxing-match or a beauty-contest. They are not interested in an interview with the famous writer Pierre Mertens...

CORREDOR

Emilio López-Menchero
Playing with the Spanish homonym of the words corridor and runner, Emilio López-Menchero runs till he loses his breath on the never ending corridors of an former East-Berlin communist building. Like, other early works by López-Menchero, the video recordings maps 1:1 the duration of the action and the space where the action takes place....
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CONTRECARRÉ (PREMIÈRE VERSION)

Alain Géronnez
‘Contrecarré’ is a video directed by groupe 50/40, whose members are Charles Dijck, Alain Géronnez, Réginald Stokart, Gerard Thèves and Paul Van Re. The artists experiment with space, sizes, a geometric pattern and with a lot of birds. The first square is made out of a measuring rod, lying on the grass. The second square is filled with bread...

CONVERSATION NORD-SUD, DANEY / SANBAR

Simone Bitton
The influential French movie critic Serge Daney in a dialogue with Palestinian historian Elias Sanbar, who attempts to archive the photographic memory records of his people. The recording was made in Paris on July 4th, 1991, shortly after the end of the Gulf War. A meeting between 2 cultures and 2 different visual approaches, a parabola of North/South-relations....

CLAQUETTES

Emilio López-Menchero
Claquettes is a short video where the artist is exercising in the tap dancing. The fix camera records his performance, but it focuses on his naked body. Between time registration and memory of his Spanish origin, the video is a short experimentation with the medium....
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CANAL

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte teaches us a lesson of balance while he tries really hard not to fall in the canal. This work is part of the series Flying Chickens...

CONTEMPORARIES

Karen Vanderborght
‘Contemporaries’ is a video clip made for and inspired by the music of the Finnish lo-fi band Kiila. Like in the song, images bring a naïve message: “The people living around us are our contemporaries”. The beginning deconstructs the situation of the spectator (in the cinema, in life), looking at others. It ends in a childish play between music and image...

CINEMA

Jean-Paul Deridder - Peter Vandenberghe
This video captures the image of furniture and kitchen appliances left behind on the street. The sound of upbeat piano music reverberates. The pieces of furniture were abandoned by their owners, stripped naked of their use and are now waiting to be demolished....
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COVERING #4: LAMPSHADES

Luc Compernol
‘Covering # 4: Lampshades’ is the fourth part in the ‘coverings’-series of Luc Compernol. In part one the term ‘covering’ stood for ‘covering a song’ (more precisely ‘Lovin’ you’ by Minnie Riperton). From the second part on, ‘covering’ was broadened to one of its other meanings, namely observing, watching closely...

COME IN

Cel Crabeels
This tape is part of an installation with the same name. It consists of a one-hour recording of a door. The image on show is mainly static. It comes to life at random moments, when voices and footsteps can be heard. There is a knocking at the door, sometimes violent. Someone is fiddling the handle. Footsteps are running away...

CADAVRE EXQUIS

Ronny Heiremans
In ‘Cadavre Exquis’ Pierre Querut – a producer and B-film director from the 70s – is shown making a 35mm film in his basement. Before the film is finally introduced into the projector and played, a number of actions have to be performed, like gluing together broken parts and converting it to another reel, for instance...

CONSEILS POUR JEUNES COUPLES

Hänzel & Gretzel
Stuff yourself with lead, have a sip of mercury and get high! This is some of Hänzel & Gretzel’s piece of advice for young lovers....

COMMUNICATION

Hans Op de Beeck
Within an abandoned post office painted white, a life sized projection shows a man at one of the counters stamping a huge pile of papers and envelopes, avoiding all communication. The work also exists as a smaller video sculpture. (Source: www.hansopdebeeck.com)...

COUP DE FOUDRE

Hänzel & Gretzel
In Coup de Foudre, Hänzel & Gretzel samples and loops movies' dialogues and the famous All Along The Watchtower in the Jimi Hendrix version. This soundscape serves as a background for a short video where we assist to the encounter between a man and a woman in a public toilette....
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CHUTE D'UNE CHAISE

Michel François
This video shows us a chair falling down a staircase. It bumps and breaks. This gesture poses the artistic act as one of mutilation. Defacing everyday objects in this way alters the way in which we perceive them....

CAMINOTHÉRAPIE

Charley Case
For an exhibition in the Hermès exhibition space (Brussels, October 2004), Charley Case created a circular metal construction...

COUNTER PHRASES

Thierry De Mey
This video, shaped as a triptych, was part of the performance by Ictus and Rosas with the same name, based on a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In ’Counter Phrases’ the traditional relations between dance, film and music are reconfigured...

CHAUSSETTES SHOW

Jacques Lennep
Dancing socks are the protagonists in the Chaussettes show. The public consists of a pair of shoes....
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CHATOUILLES

Jacques Lennep
Presenting an image of Christ crucified, Lennep discusses the pleasures of satisfaction. After that he paints the air between an empty frame with a feather....

CANALISATIONS SOUTERRAINES

Jacques Charlier
In a rural landscape a man is digging a canal between two sheets he’s put on the grass. He’s scooping the dirt on them. The camera records the surrounding landscape and the people that walk by once in a while. After he’s dug his canal, the man starts throwing away the sheets...

CHAPITRE 1 - [ENTRE]

Charley Case
(Entre) is the result of a project Case worked on since 2001. The film consists of a reediting and adaptation of seven film shorts or chapters, which he made in the  period from 2001 – 2004. In addition to these seven short films, there are two ’bonus tracks’, (Out-i-m-e) and (La cacahuète: post scriptum)...

CARGADORES [VERSION WITH SOUNDTRACK]

Joëlle de La Casinière - Carlos Ferrand - Jacques Lederlin
‘Cargadores’ is the first in a series of ten films that come further out of Joëlle de La Casinière and Michel Bonnemaison’s seven-year stay on the American continent. The ‘cargadores’ referred to in the title are Cuzco’s street porters, human beings who carry on their back a huge bundle with all the sorrows of the world...

CADAVRE EXQUIS (BRUSSELLE, PART I)

Katleen Vermeir
In ‘Cadavre Exquis, Brusselle part: 1’ Vermeir maps out the city of Brussels by making a tour with Pierre Querut, a B-movie and documentary director from the seventies, of lost film houses in the former film district of Brussels. As Querut recollects on that era, he is always conscious of the proximity of the camera and he never stops commenting on Vermeir’s style of filming...
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CONTAINER

Messieurs Delmotte
A bottle of wine is hanging from the side of a container. It is pulled towards the opening of the container by an invisible thread. Seconds before reaching the hole, the bottle falls to the ground and shatters. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 2...

CASCADEURS (RIVIÈRES)

Michel François
A waterfall. Now and then a person lets the water carry him down. The irregular gaps between the split-second appearances of the people sliding down underscore the continual flow of the water....

CORBION, BELGIUM, WHERE RIMBAUD AND VERLAINE LIVED TOGETHER IN THE WOODS

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
When visiting Corbion near the French-Belgian border, where the ruins still could be seen tucked away in the forest, of the little cottage where French poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud lived together for a short while 100 years earlier, Van Kerckhoven asked Danny Devos to lay down naked on his stomach with his legs open, a piece of wood tied between his ankles, his hands tied behind his back...

COLOURS

Hans Op de Beeck
‘Colours’ shows a series of portraits in a loop. The first images are static, and the shots are as elaborate as paintings. Detailed colour and frame compositions reinforce the ties with painting. But then there is movement, the blinking of an eye, and the immobility that follows it gets a whole new meaning....

CONFETTIS FOETUS MAN

Messieurs Delmotte
A short video performance in which Monsieur Delmotte is packed in a plastic bag, like a foetus in the womb, filled with confetti. Starting with his left arm, he frees himself from the bag and the confetti. This work is part of the series Unidentified Emoticon...

COUNTDOWN TO NOTHING

Lucile Desamory
An “autobiographical self-activation musical around hypnosis and friendship”. Made in collaboration with musician Kevin Blechdom, the musical “Countdown to Nothing” tells the story of two women meeting around a tree, somewhere, maybe in a park. One of them is flying around, can’t put her feet on the ground while the other is tangled in flesh web...

CE TANT BIZARRE MONSIEUR ROPS

Thierry Zéno
Through various letters by painter and engraver Félicien Rops and fragments from the book Camille Lemonnier devoted to him, we penetrate the artist’s work: an often gruesome, at times amused account of 19th century morals; the subject matter is permeated by eroticism and haunted by death...

CAMERA OBSCURA

Ronny Heiremans
This ‘camera obscura’ recording was taken near Point Lobos, San Francisco. This camera type (built by Floyd Jennings in 1946) consists of an enclosed space representing the outside world by means of a fully rotated projection. The dark room functions as a neutral intermediary and it redefines the outside as an exposed image on a hollow disc...

CAMERA OBSCURA

Michel Lorand
For ‘Camera Obscura’, Lorand made a night-time recording from a moving automobile, along an empty and unlit road, projected the dark images against a wall and filmed them again with a hand held camera...

CUT

Michel Lorand
’Cut’ takes us along a slow, night time journey through the outskirts of a city, over a heavily travelled highway network. Only at the end do we get a fleeting glimpse of a man, lonely, but walking determinedly along the side of the road...

COWS

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte starts chasing the cows in a field, while clapping his hands. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...

COFFEE

Hans Op de Beeck
The fixed camera on table-height shows a couple as through a window: immobile and seated on opposite sides of a table behind a cup of coffee. There is no contact between them; they just seem to ignore each other in a painful and deafening silence. No word is uttered. In the background the noise of coffee machines and cutlery almost drowns out silly muzak...

CITY OF THE STEPPES

Peter Brosens
Between the abandoned Soviet military infrastructure and the collapsed centrally planned economy on the one hand, and the pressures of a Western model on the other, the inhabitants of the city and the nomads of the steppes are trying to give new meaning to both their history and daily existence...

COVERING #1: BEAUTIFUL

Luc Compernol
A static image of a vase with flowers in front of a window, graphically and rhythmically manipulated on a version of Minnie Ripperton’s ‘Lovin’ You’, sung by the filmmaker. This combination of image and sound generates a lot of associations, ranging from funny and comic too silly and pathetic....
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COMME D'HABITUDE. UNE PIÈCE À ENGAGER

Eran Schaerf - Eva Meyer
‘As Habitual’ is a set piece, a documentary fiction, about how to adapt oneself to unknown regions without surrendering to them. This movie is situated in Mombassa and Zanzibar, where you can find a material called Khanga that hovers between language and architecture, and in fact turns into a habit...

COVERING #2: PARKING LOTS

Luc Compernol
A woman and a man, a suitcase and a car: how to get through the night without a narrative? This is the second part in a series of short films that reveal their content only by suggesting questions, ‘Covering #2’ is more than a mood piece; it is a careful study of the atonic terminals in our everyday network....
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CZECHMATE

Hänzel & Gretzel
An Akasic Peeper project dedicated to the New York poet-mythographer, phantasmagorical filmmaker and pioneer editor Ira Cohen (also known as the Majoon Traveller). A short poem written and read in Prague during the ‘Sub Rosa Curfew tour under the full moon’, also featuring the Golem’s shadow and Jan Saudek’s baroque bordello...
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CLEJANI STORIES

Marta Bergman
Since the recent demise of violinist Nicolae Neacsu, one of the star musicians of the Taraf de Haïdouks, the atmosphere in Clejani, a Southern gipsy village in Romania, is drenched in nostalgia. As if Neacsu dragged with him the last remains of a just about bearable world into the hereafter...

CASSEURS DE CAILLOUX

Michel François
A video made in Brazil shows three men trying to split a rock with a wedge and two sledgehammers. What is involved is not just the desire to live a physical relationship with things, but to find forms to make that relationship visible....