OVERVIEW DIGITISED WORKS

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DIANA

Koen Theys
In a home movie by Adolf Hitler, one can see Eva Brown playing naked in a lake near a waterfall. This video is inspired by those images. Diana, the Greek-Roman goddess of fertility and war, is also known as the goddess of the hunt. She runs naked through the dunes with her bow...

DEEP IN THE WOOD

Thierry De Mey
’Deep in the wood’ is a multi-screen projection recorded in the woods of Brussels and Salzburg over a one-year time period. The changing of the seasons is the central theme of this production. Film, music and contemporary dance are mixed together by an international team, consisting of more than fifty choreographers and dancers...

DÉLIRIUM VIDÉO 2

Jacques Lennep
A series of sketches/ performances in which the artist pays homage, sometimes in a cryptic way, to some of the most legendary art works of the 20th century. The snails in the first part of this work turn for instance out to be a reference to 'Spiral Jetty' of Robert Smithson....

DIE LORELEY

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
In this computer-animation, Van Kerckhoven links together portrait paintings she made between 1987 and 1990 of 54 people that visited her unexpectedly. These people are acquaintances, friends and relatives. She linked each person chronologically to some words of the poem ‘Die Loreley’ of Heinrich Heine (1797- 1856)...

DÉLIRIUM VIDÉO 8

Jacques Lennep
Final part in this series of short sketches, that often consist of recordings of performances. Somewhere in between slapstick, conceptual performance and philosophy, Lennep pays in between the lines homage to well-known and very influential artists of the 20th century. In this part he comments also on the state of Belgium performing with a black rooster (symbol of Wallonia)....

DETERMINATION (1)

Hans Op de Beeck
A nine-year-old boy is looking at the spectator through the rear window of a car. The car is travelling on a stretch of motorway; the audience is positioned as though they are riding directly behind. The boy remains in position, staring at the viewer throughout the duration of the work. (Source: www.hansopdebeeck.com)...

DÉLIRIUM VIDÉO 1

Jacques Lennep
The artist speaks in front of a steady camera about his passion for art and specifically the medium of video. In his speech, references to the history of contemporary art pass by. In a second scene, he goes to the market of Charleroi buying a living rabbit that he will prepare at home for a meal...

DÉLIRIUM VIDÉO 7

Jacques Lennep
Part seven in this series of short sketches, consists mainly of performances the artist gave in Belgium and abroad. Paying homage to amongst others Marcel Broodthaers and Belgian surrealists, we see the artist functioning as a ironic priest, giving away for free his artwork to the audience after he cut it into pieces, or making a new absurd installation in his studio based on found footage....

DAVE'S GREAT IDEA

Dirk De Hooghe - Rudy Trouvé
A portrait of the Scottish guitarists/musicians Dave Robertson and Craig Ward. The camera — hand-held most of the time — follows the musicians very closely. The film begins with the two men still asleep. Later they roam the inner city of Antwerp, looking for kicks to dispel boredom...
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DANS LA MACHINE

Hänzel & Gretzel
A physical crescendo giving birth to a radical link between the body and the spirit. A fine example of Hänzel & Gretzel’s golden age....

DÉLIRIUM VIDÉO 4

Jacques Lennep
Another part in this series of short sketches wherein the artist brings an homage to some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. Somewhere in between performance, lecture and slapstick, Lennep honors amongst others the heritage of James Ensor....
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DCA SPIEL

Hänzel & Gretzel
A scratched karaoke featuring among others a barking Vietnam war soldier, a blind knife magician and hypnotic comments on historical Olympic Games - an early rhythmic work....
Der große Verhau, Alexander Kluge, 1971. copyright Der große Verhau, Alexander Kluge, 1971. copyright

DER GROSSE VERHAU

Alexander Kluge
In 1971, Kluge presented Der Große Verhau (The Big Mess) in Venice, a science-fiction work in which he transferred the contemporary sense of chaos into a future society. In the first century of the third millennium, a galactic civil war is raging between governments, industrial giants and space pirates...

DES MORTS

Thierry Zéno
Zéno and his team made this experimental documentary on location in Mexico, the US, Belgium, South Korea, Thailand and Nepal. As the title indicates, the film focuses on the death, i.e. the deceased—and the living, who remain behind. The author refuses to comment: he wants the rituals and the participants to speak for themselves through the detached camera that merely records...
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DISPARITION D'UNE PELOTE DE FICELLE

Michel François
A ball of string is a dense object, formed by string rolled around itself. By pulling the string, you hollow out the ball from the inside. In the end it will lose its solid structure, its carapace will melt away and eventually vanish....
Der starke Ferdinand, Alexander Kluge, 1976. copyright Der starke Ferdinand, Alexander Kluge, 1976. copyright

DER STARKE FERDINAND

Alexander Kluge
The clownish security chief of a West German business is obsessed with protecting his factory from fancied and real breaches, especially from groups such as The Red Army Faction. He finally becomes so obsessed with possible security leaks that he turns terrorist to prove his own case...
Deutschland im Herbst, Alexander Kluge, 1977-1978. copyright Deutschland im Herbst, Alexander Kluge, 1977-1978. copyright

DEUTSCHLAND IM HERBST

Alexander Kluge
Germany, October 1977: the murder of Schleyer, Mogadishu, the mysterious death of Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe. A country in chaos, in a spiral of violence, fear and hysteria...

DO YOU REMEMBER REVOLUTION

Loredana Bianconi
In her documentary ‘Do You Remember Revolution’, the Italian director Loredana Bianconi interviewed at length four women who actively participated in the Leftist Armed Struggle in the Italy of the 70ies. All of them were leading figures in the Red Brigades. One of them, Susanna, left the Brigades in 1975 to found Prima Linea...

DE LA PAR D'ARNAUD

Jean-Philippe Convert
This video looks into the relationship between two brothers, one of whom is struck with a mental handicap. Jean-Phillippe Convert based his idea on the Polaroid shots that his brother Arnaud had taken on a holiday trip in Normandy, and he asked him to write a piece of text from those pictures. Together they have made an impressionist poem, dubbed by Arnaud and with final editing by Jean-Philippe...

DIE LEICHE IM BAYERISCHEM WALT

Harald Thys
'The Body in the Bavarian Woods' tells the story of the happy life of a farmer and his cows. Each month the farmer takes three of his cows to the butcher in the village. The farmer lives a carefree life and is very proud of his cows. Then, one day, fate strikes and the cows become ill because the region is stricken by a lasting drought...

DONKEY SHOT

Stefan Bohnenberger
‘Donkey Shot’ was filmed with Super 8 on the way from Brussels to Marrakech. Freely inspired on Cervantes’ Don Quixote the story follows the adventures and mishaps of the infamous knight in a granular, playful and almost surreal style, through the eyes of his faithful donkey...

DIALOGOS

Karen Vanderborght
Dialogos is a short video that moves about fiction and cinéma vérité. Shot in an interior set-up, the camera records the spotlights, the artist and other elements of the minimalistic scenography, but the camera mostly focuses on the absurd and impossible conversation between a man and a woman...

DEUX OISEAUX CHANTENT

Jacques-Louis Nyst
Two characters wonder about birdsong. One of them affirms that a page of text lies at the origin. The dialogue that ensues is evocative of a series of images of familiar objects and of the snowed over countryside of Presseux Village. The influence of the winter landscape orients the conversation towards the idea of whiteness and silence. The action slows down...
Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel ratlos, Alexander Kluge, 1968. copyright Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel ratlos, Alexander Kluge, 1968. copyright

DIE ARTISTEN IN DER ZIRKUSKUPPEL: RATLOS

Alexander Kluge
Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos (Artists in the Big Top: Perplexed) is made in a collage style, featuring newsreels and quotations from philosophers alongside the story of a failing circus whose director Leni Peickert wants to show off high-class artistic performances. Leni has just lost her father in a trapeze accident...

DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
In ‘Dance of the 7 Veils’, a fragment of Vanrunxt’s choreography ‘Sur scène’, the dancer performs his solo in a park in Schilde. Van Kerckhoven films the six minutes of choreography in one take. For three successive days, at six in the morning, at noon and at six in the evening, this scenario is repeated. These three takes are superimposed...

DIKSMUIDE, BELGIUM, TRENCH OF DEATH OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
When visiting the Trench of Death, a reminder of the trenches of the First World War, 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...
Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit, Alexander Kluge, 1985. copyright Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit, Alexander Kluge, 1985. copyright

DER ANGRIFF DER GEGENWART AUF DIE ÜBRIGE ZEIT

Alexander Kluge
In this "film essay," director Alexander Kluge handles two different stories with both fictional and documentary aspects. In one story, a foster parent cares for a traumatized young girl who is now an orphan after witnessing a car crash that killed both her parents...

DÉLIRIUM VIDÉO 6

Jacques Lennep
Another part in this series of short sketches, consisting of recordings of performances that took place on different locations in Belgium and abroad. In Episode 6, we see the artist - amongst others - walking through the alps with a broken foot, filosophing in the royal passage of Ostend and on the beach and preparing a huge 'homard à la mayonaise'.  ...

DE ECLIPS VAN SINT-GILLIS

Peter Krüger
This film follows the erratic rhythms of life in Sint-Gillis/ Saint-Gilles, the bustling Brussels neighbourhood that, at the time, was home to ninety-nine nationalities (there are more today). From the perspective of filmmaking partners Peter Krüger and Peter Brosens, both living and working in Sint-Gillis, the viewer becomes intimately acquainted with local lore and trash...
Der Kandidat (teil 1 & 2), Alexander Kluge, 1980. copyright Der Kandidat (teil 1 & 2), Alexander Kluge, 1980. copyright

DER KANDIDAT

Alexander Kluge
Der Kandidat (The Candidate) competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. It's another film collage – that puts together clips from newsreels, archives, and television to review - motivated by the election campaign for the German Bundestag in 1981, where Franz Josef Strauss sought the office of the chancellor...

DRIE MINUTEN, RINGAUTOBAAN, TREKKEN, ROLTRAP, STOP STAP STOP STAP...

Filip Francis
Three minutes of a close-up on a clock. Suddenly, and unexpectedly, a close-up on the white lines of a highway appears. Speed and minimalism melt together. The next image is that of a labourer, lugging a pile of cables. The movement of an escalator in a subway station follows and finally the flickering of a traffic light for pedestrians changes from red to green and back again...

DEER STALKING

Wim Catrysse
A study of how the body and its surroundings relate is recurring theme in Wim Catrysse’s early installations. In Deer Stalking, a single-channel installation from 1996, we notice a vague shape with antlers that seems to crawl about in a small space. Because of the stroboscopic light, the shape can only be seen at intervals...

DANCE AROUND NUDE

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte’s camera dances around a naked model....

DO IT YOURSELF

Emilio López-Menchero
Do It Yourself mocks the DIY video made for handymen about the most common home makeshift jobs. Instead of explaining how to fix a tap or install a lift gate, the video explains how Emilio López-Menchero prepares the two concrete shoe leathers of 18 centimetres that he considered his portable and human scaled monument for Berlin...

DE 5DE KRACHT (MAYBE THIS TIME I WIN)

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
A 15-minute animation in which keywords of an exposé on knowledge representation in the field of Artificial Intelligence are combined with the faces of 15 heart disease patients. The colours on the patients’ faces indicate which kind of disease the person suffers of...
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DJ REVERSE

Messieurs Delmotte
In ’DJ Reverse’ Messieurs Delmotte parodies an icon of popular culture and music: the deejay. He puts on a record that plays a disco tune. Then Delmotte starts dancing and scratching the record badly, screaming ’baby baby baby’. This work is part of the series FränZ ünd KoFöN...
Die Macht der Gefühle, Alexander Kluge, 1984. copyright Die Macht der Gefühle, Alexander Kluge, 1984. copyright

DIE MACHT DER GEFÜHLE

Alexander Kluge
An organic and densely layered meditation on the intangible, irrational mechanism of human emotion. Die Macht der Gefühle (The Power of Emotion) explores how chance and destiny determine our emotions and explains that emotion isn't to be confused with sentimentality. Emotion is ancient and more powerful than any art form...

DETERMINATION (4)

Hans Op de Beeck
This video image is projected life-size on a wall. It’s an eight-minute, real-time recording, appearing on a white surface, then disappearing and repeating itself without end; very important to realise: this is not a loop. We are confronted heads on with a family (a man, a woman, 2 little children) running towards us, but on the spot, without actually moving closer...
Die Patriotin, Alexander Kluge, 1979. copyright Die Patriotin, Alexander Kluge, 1979. copyright

DIE PATRIOTIN

Alexander Kluge
Die Patriotin (The Patriot) tells the story of Gabi Teichert who had already begun to dig around in search of the roots of German history in collective film Deutschland im Herbst (1978). In daily school life, at the party convention of the Social Democrats (SPD), on the Day of Penance and during Advent: she remains stalwart on her quest for a republic, for which the trouble is worth it....

DOM SVOBODE

Sašo Podgoršek
For this medium long video the Slovenian choreographer Iztok Kovac worked together closely with the artist Sašo Podgoršek. The title refers to artistic freedom, to an openness that helps to escape the everyday and banal. In the first scenes we see of group of seven performers dancing amidst a rock formation...

DIALOGUE AVEC L'INVISIBLE

Jacques Lennep
The artist wears an odd pair of glasses with which apparently he can see invisible things. Because of how Lennep moves his hands, the viewer can infer that he sees a woman....

DE GESCHIEDENIS VAN MR. KROLL

Harald Thys
With his partner, Mr Kroll collects scrap metal along the road. He is very surprised to see what people throw away. In his workshop he tinkers with the broken parts he has found. In the meantime a voice-over relates how the same Mr Kroll has brutally mutilated and murdered a number of young girls....
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DE MENS IN HET DIER

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
‘De mens in het dier’ (‘The human person within the animal’) is somewhere between film and computer animation. The concept of the work is based on the book ‘Laws of thought’, by the 19th century English mathematician George Boole...

DÉLIRIUM VIDÉO 3

Jacques Lennep
Jacques Lennep renews his fascination for the use of video with this series of short sketches, often recordings of performances. In this part, he pays amongst others homage to Marcel Broodthaers, Auguste Rodin and René Magritte....

DE VENNOTEN / LES SOCIÉTAIRES

Vincent Meessen
In Kino, an ancient forgotten colony, King Chour has just passed away. Which of his two sons, Talou or Oumarou, will take his place on the throne ? An African fairytale format is brought in to corrupt documentary imagery, revealing its multiple, related meanings...

DÉLIRIUM VIDÉO 5

Jacques Lennep
In the fifth part of this series of short sketches, Lennep continues to bring an homage to some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century...
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DIEU EST UNE PIPE

Jacques Lennep
The work refers to Magritte’s famous painting. According to Lennep, the pipe represents a form for thinking. He also discusses the origin of Belgian contemporary art....
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DEFECT CHAIR

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte tries, rather unsuccessfully, to stand on a chair....

DE ZEEMANNEN EN HET SCHIP

Harald Thys
In ’The Sailors and the Ship’ two former sailors muse on their past from their apartment with a view on the sea wall. A male storyteller’s voice recounts their tale. Once upon a time they were brave seamen on a beautiful ship, led by a fantastic captain. But the death of their beloved captain caused the two man so much pain and sorrow, that they never spoke again...

DRIFTING

Hans Op de Beeck
'Drifting' is a narrative video in which an old man is heard off-screen, bidding farewell to his beloved. It becomes clear from his account that she committed suicide when they were both still young. At the end of his life, he speaks of the tragedy and of her inconceivable beauty, which he carries in his memory...
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DE KUNSTBERG... STAD OP DE HELLING

Sven Augustijnen - Barbara Visser
A subterranean exploration of the Brussels Kunstberg/ Mont des Arts site. In the belly of the buildings, unexpected spaces testify of human activity. ’De Kunstberg... Stad op de helling’ was realised for the exhibition ’Stad op de helling, laboratorium voor de stad van morgen’ (City on a slope, laboratory for the city of tomorrow)....

DXF

Hänzel & Gretzel
A revisited version of the adventures of Ulysses, fixed on his interface and succumbing to the song of a numerical siren. A metaphor on the man Hô, alone with the machine....
Die unbezähmbare Leni Peickert, Alexander Kluge, 1970. copyright Die unbezähmbare Leni Peickert, Alexander Kluge, 1970. copyright

DIE UNBEZÄHMBARE LENI PEICKERT

Alexander Kluge
As Adorno stated: "The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us". This quote can introduce this half-hour sequel to Alexander Kluge's second feature film, Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos. The circus director Leni Peickert continues to pursue her activities. Circus in winter. Bitter times...

DÉJÀ VU (HALLU)

Michel François
Michel François is fascinated by the small signs of life, the trivial moments and touches that are bestowed with every appearance of magic at the right time. Beauty is to be found in everyday life, where emotion and astonishment occur. François tries to induce these experiences and to grasp the mobility and the elusiveness of perception...