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HET SLACHTOFFER

Harald Thys
A man is put in the trunk of a car and driven to the woods by two other men. On arriving he’s pushed in the mud and kicked. But his hands are not bound, he doesn’t run away when he gets the chance to and he gets back in the trunk voluntarily. The two men then tie the 'victim’ to a tree and shoot him. Afterwards they leave the forest with the victim, who’s still alive...

HISTOIRE D'UN CORPS NÉ EN 1941

Jacques Lennep
An enumeration of the misfortunes of Lennep’s body, followed by the removal of a birthmark on the artist’s breast....

HOUSEGAME

Harald Thys
'Housegame' is a found-footage video with a voice-over of two friends that can only hear each other through a telephone connection. The two select a house and a character from a series of images and make up a story about what they see. It is as if they are able to enter houses from a distance and spy on people....
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HYALOÏDE

Danièle Nyst - Jacques-Louis Nyst
Theresa and Codca question themselves, faced with a televised image of a film from the Fifties. The image has this strange power to provoke associations that escape their reason. It plunges them into a period from their childhood where a little pink spade and a nursery rhyme/tale seem closely associated to this extract of the film that makes them dream...

HOMARD QUANTIQUE MAYONNAISE

Jacques Lennep
Lennep cooks a lobster and eats it....

HERE

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 (autumn 2004)...

HEAD WITH THE CATS

Messieurs Delmotte
Monsieur Delmotte stand in a garden and puts two kittens on his head. Each time they fall, climb or jump down, Monsieur Delmotte repeats his action. This work is part of the series Unidentified Emoticon...
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HALF-WEG

Jan De Kegel
The Halfweg (‘Halfway’) is a hidden side street in Ghent, where Jan de Kegel himself shares a home with his 86-year-old grandmother. This seemingly dead-end street, without a final destination, serves as a guideline and a background for a Lynchian story about silence, confusion and astonishment. In his solitude an old man loses his grip on reality after the decease of his wife...

HISTOIRE DE MES CHEVEUX

Boris Lehman
In his own fashion Lehman has combined the story of Samson and Delilah, the journey of those condemned to the death camps, the science of hair and a few thoughts about the meaning and fragility of life. Lehman: "The story of my hair can be told in two lines. My hair was long and black. It has turned white. It hasn't been cut since 1982, almost thirty years ago...
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HET GEEL VAN GENT

Jos De Gruyter - Harald Thys
In this video Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys put themselves in the shoes of the two main characters. Similarly to their previous work Man is characterised as a walk-on in the puppet show of life, a cogwheel in the diabolical machine of destiny. Man is unfathomable and soulless, merely an object in a world of inanimate things...

HEY! HET IS... HUM... DINGES... HUM... TARZAN!

Emilio López-Menchero
The starting point of the group show Over the Edges (2000) is the notion of corner. The curator of the show Jan Hoet wanted to highlight the corners of the city as structural accents...

HOMMAGE À MICHEL BONNEMAISON

Joëlle de La Casinière
On November 6th 2006, his birthday, and 7 months after his death, a gathering of his friends paid tribute to Michel Bonnemaison at the SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia) in Paris...

HAMLETMACHINE

Hänzel & Gretzel
Four suspended monitors or video projectors form a ‘cathodic helmet’. In it Hänzel & Gretzel makes us read, see, and wait for their own interpretation of the Hamlet Machine, after the text by Heiner Müller...

HET KIJKGEDRAG

Karen Vanderborght
Some time ago an unidentified flying object crashed on Belgian territory. During their holiday, completely by accident, some researchers of the SETI-project stumbled upon the wreckage. In the fuselage they found some unidentified footage. Seven earth sites for the observation of stars are naively deconstructed in a kind of program for alien toddlers...

HUMAN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Messieurs Delmotte
A short video in which Monsieur Delmotte is filmed next to a traffic light on a busy street. When the light, indicating if pedestrians can cross, jumps to green, he crosses the street with his face and hands painted in green, imitating the icon on the light...

HET SCHILDERIJ DAT ROND DE ZON WOU DRAAIEN

Luc Gobyn
A painter caught between art, philosophy and a strong inclination towards science and drinking is involved in a struggle with the means of expression. Nonetheless determined to find a language allowing him to express himself appropriately, he impulsively jumps on a plane. In a new landscape he realises he is free to tell what he wants, anyway he wants...

HET VARKENTJE WENTELT HET HART VAN DE MOTOR

Luc Gobyn
Short fantasy story about a young man and a little pig....
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HISTOIRE D'UN CORPS

Jacques Lennep
A short conceptual work by this Belgian pioneering video artist about corporality and memory. The artist is in a room that resembles the lavatory of a school of gym. He takes off his suit and a female voice-over starts to sum up some of his physical problems and ailments: scars on the knee, a curvature of the spine due to scoliosis, angiomas...

HEUREUX SÉJOUR

Marta Bergman
"If I hadn't had my camera, I wouldn't have dared look at them so closely. There was a kind of uneasiness, discomfort, fear... Then behind the eyepiece - less cowardly, as if protected - I wanted to see and hear the silences and the stories, outside time. See and hear my grandmother and her neighbours in the rest home prepare themselves to depart from life and head for death"...

HANDS/MUSIQUE DE TABLE (PART OF PAS DE DANSE)

Thierry De Mey - Octavio Iturbe
A composition is for six hands on three tables. Three percussionists perform different movements with both hands on the tables, which they use as instruments. From these very simple actions - (e.g...
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HÉROS

Bernard Gigounon
Little experiences of everyday, an acceleration of the yield of a copy machine, a tribute to Jean Renoir, a videogame, 24 image-seconds piled on top of each other and the results of an encounter of the children of the Marollen with the medium video....