OVERVIEW DIGITISED WORKS

POETS OF MONGOLIA

Peter Brosens - Sakhya Byamba - Peter Krüger
‘Poets of Mongolia’ is the third part of the ‘Inti Films Mongolia Trilogy’, following ‘City of the Steppes’ (1994) and ‘State of Dogs’ (1997). Structured around the transformation of coal into energy, ‘Poets of Mongolia’ evokes the meaning of poetry in the daily lives of ordinary people whose dreams haven’t come true...

PROVISORY OBJECT 02

Edith Dekyndt
This short film is the second part of a triptych that comprises three intimate silent miniatures Edith Dekyndt created between 1997 and 2004. In each film we see hands — in the third part a single hand — that hold a soap bubble. Are these images real or have they been digitally manipulated? The artist leaves us in doubt...
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POSSIBILITÉS POUR UN ÉCRAN DE TÉLÉVISION / RÉFLEXION-ÉMISSION

Jacques-Louis Nyst
This film, composed of three parts (1 - 'Réflexion / emission’; 2 - 'Une part de silence pour une part de réfléxion / animation’, 3 - 'Concentration’), was made the year of the first video exhibition in Belgium, held at the Gallery Yellow Now in Liège...

PLANET-X

Harald Thys
 In 'Planet X' two courageous astronauts—two awkward dolls—are sent on an expedition to Planet X, the last unknown planet. A lot of surprises await the two friends on their journey. As they test the weapons that are meant to defend them, they come into contact with a strange, primitive society.  ...

PASSAGE

Wim Catrysse
Passage is black and white video installation by Wim Catrysse from 1998. On the three screens we see the same tunnel-like space with a light at the end. Nothing is happening in the tunnel. On the second screen, suddenly a mouth appears at the end of the tunnel. The mouth blows into the tunnel, causing a low, monotonous sound. The same action is constantly repeated. The viewer has been misled...
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PLUMAGE

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte is holding a crown of large coloured feathers in front of his face. He dances in circles in a sort of inept American Indian raindance. Afterwards he remains still. This work is part of the series Brokendown Dream...

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 7 : LA CHASSE AU RENARD

Vincent Patar - Stéphane Aubier
It is a beautiful day and Cowboy and Indian ride out fox hunting. The fox is hard to catch, yet after a few attempts Cowboy manages to get him. But Cowboy’s success annoys Indian, and the resulting disputed leads to a wild chase and a fierce fight with an enraged bison. Another joyous adventure from the world of papier mâché, cardboard, plasticine and plastic figures....

PLACES (GARDENING (2))

Hans Op de Beeck
‘Places (Gardening 2)’ is a short animated film without an explicit narrative structure, based on a series of pencil drawings made by the artist during his stay at P.S.1 in New York in 2002-2003. The animated film itself was made in 2004. The film does not tell a story, but presents the viewer with a sequence of constantly transforming imaginary places...

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 17 : LES VOLEURS DE CARTES

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
During a game of cards the deck is stolen. The tracks lead to the village pond, underneath which there seems to be a parallel world, inhabited by strange frogmen and octopuses...

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 15 : DÉJEUNER SUR L'HERBE

Vincent Patar - Stéphane Aubier
Horse, Indian, Cowboy, farmer Steven and Jeanine are having a barbecue. Horse goes to fetch some extra wood and stumbles over a strange object. They dig up the thing, which turns out to be a tour bus that drove people around at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico...

PUB K DICK

Hänzel & Gretzel
‘Publicité K Dick’ is a commercial for Dr. Smile’s substrate, that promises to give you “the ever welcome psychic youth”. The title refers to the American science-fiction author Philip K Dick, who was known for his periods of paranoia, madness and psychosis...
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POUR VIVRE, J'AI LAISSÉ

Bénédicte Liénard - Valérie Vanhoutvinck - Güldem Durmaz
Applicant refugees at the Klein Kasteeltje/ Petit Château in Brussels receive a camera of their own to tell the story of their escape and their quest, about what they left behind and what they hope to find, in their own ‘cinema brut’ style...

PROPOS D'UN PASSEUR : SERGE DANEY

Philippe Roger
In Propos d’un passeur : Serge Daney, the historian and critic Philippe Roger (1949) interviews Serge Daney and confronts him, thanks to a television screen, with four movies that sketch a possible history of cinema...

PAUL VAN BOSSTRAETEN, CULTIVATEUR D’ORCHIDÉES

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...
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PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 2 : COB'HULK

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
In ‘Cob’Hulk’, Cowboy swallows a meteoroid, and every time he is antagonized, he undergoes a transformation and regresses in the evolution chain, as far as becoming a lizard. Fortunately, he spits out the meteoroid and becomes normal again...

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 18 : LAURENT LE NEVEU DE CHEVAL

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Horse gets a visit from his nephew Laurent. But he doesn’t come to play: he has loads of homework and needs a quiet room. Cowboy and Indian are very upset that they have to give up their’s. And though the small Laurent looks very sweet, he’s actually a real pest. Horse, who is trying out his nephew’s skateboard, finds it very difficult to believe that is true...

PORTRAITS RALENTIS

Thierry De Mey
With this work De Mey presents a series of portraits of some important figures from the 1990s art and cultural scene (for example the performers of Rosas Dance Company), but also of children and friends. The characters portrayed go back to De Mey’s work ‘Barbe-Bleue’ (‘Blue Beards’)...

PLACE IS WHERE THE MIND IS

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
An atmospheric typecast of the life in and around the artist initiative ‘Club Moral’, an association that focused on extreme forms of art for about seven years. The movie is based on portraits of people in and around the club....
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PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 3 : LE RELAX

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
In ‘Le Relax’, Horse, Cowboy, and Indian are preparing waffles. However, they do not have any eggs. Horse and Indian are going to try to find some on the farm. In the meanwhile, Cowboy unwraps an enormous package indented for Horse (whereas the latter had stressed that no one should interfere with the package), a ‘relax’ and truly multifunctional armchair...
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PLIER

Karen Vanderborght
‘Plier’ was made as a fifteen-minute assignment for the Melbourne International Film Festival – where it was also chosen as the best work. The challenge consisted in making a video within 15 hours, without any budget or preparations and with clear, multiple appearances of a secret object, not to be revealed until the day of the recording...

PREHISTORIE

Hänzel & Gretzel
On an industrial soundtrack, Hänzel & Gretzel edits saturated footages from broadcasted program about animals with short inserts of animations of dinosaurs. A video about our origins, ancestral roots and neurosis....

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 14 : COBOY ET INDIEN FONT DU CAMPING

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
As the title says, Cowboy and Indian go out camping. They find the perfect spot on top of a hill. They put up the tent, and install their mattresses and barbecue, but then Cowboy does something really stupid: his gun accidentally goes off and he shoots a hole in his air mattress. The two then decide to gather wood and go hunting...
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PRUNE TOURNE

Michel François
A longhaired woman, whirling round, filmed from above. Her waving hair causes a pattern, taking on a new shape with every turn. This image, both photographic and sculptural, provides a kind of commentary on François’ work....

PULL OVER

Michel François
A person pulling on a sweater. The sweater adopts the contours of the face beneath it without making that face fully recognisable. This gesture describes a spontaneous amalgam of interrelated postures, insights and associations....

PUBLICITÉ

Hänzel & Gretzel
Publicité is a twenty seconds clip where Hänzel & Gretzel combines television sound and footages which are edited in short loops and saturated colours....
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POUR LA MÈRE ET LA FILLE

Olivier Dekegel
An impressionist elegy about spring, water, light and motherly love, shot from the shoulder on Super 8. Connecting colourful snapshots and intimate scenes the film constitutes a homage to the candour, the cordiality and poetical nature of amateur films, home movies and domestic holiday shoots, which have developed over a couple of decades into conventionalised visual representations of the world...
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PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 13 : LE GRAND SOMMEIL

Vincent Patar - Stéphane Aubier
Cowboy and Indian are playing a game of table tennis while Horse lays the table in the kitchen. Unfortunately and unknown to anyone, the soup is accidentally poisoned. When the three friends share the soup, they all plunge into a deep, deep sleep. Two seasons pass before they wake up! Around the house there is now a thick carpet of snow...

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 16 : COBOY CHASSEUR

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Once again the weather is beautiful when farmer Steven and his wife Jeanine take the cows to the meadow. Cowboy and Indian want to take advantage of this fine weather to go out hunting. Cowboy is lucky: he shoots a bird. Indian is less fortunate: his arrow fails and he causes a plane to crash. Passengers in the plane were Joseph and Mary. Luckily they fall in the pond and their fall is broken...

PIC PIC ANDRÉ SHOOW 4 MOINS 1

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
A compilation of completely mad animation films, in the particularly characteristic low-fi style of the genius of animation Stéphane Abier. In ’Le mauvais cheval’ (’The Bad Horse’) cowboy Pic Pic tries to find gold in a river, but the horse André prefers to waterski behind the kite he made himself...

PARKING

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte runs along a motorway, and ends up in a collision with a traffic sign. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...
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PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 19 : JEANINE ET STEVEN EN VACANCES

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
During the vacation of Jeanine and Steven, Cowboy and Indian are supposed to keep an eye on things at the farm. However, the animals will not let themselves be tamed that easily...

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 1 : LE GÂTEAU

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Horse has prepared cake and places it in the fridge to eat in the next morning. Cowboy and Indian however want to eat it rightaway, but Horse does not agree....

PUB ESQUIMO

Hänzel & Gretzel
Pub Esquimo is a short pastiche that manipulates the fix image of a drawing of an eskimo girl who winks at us with colours and scratches. On top of this visual and sound manipulations, Hänzel & Gretzel addresses a special request, with an explicit and erotic inter-titles, to the eskimo girl that underlines her sensual appearance....

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 11 : LE BEAU VOYAGE DE GENDARME

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Farmer Steven and his wife are happy because the weather is lovely! When they take the cows to the meadow early in the morning, their path crosses that of Policeman, who is knocked down by a strange vehicle. The thing turns out to be a time machine! With the time machine, Policeman lands in the Middle Ages, where people take him for a sorcerer...
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PRÉLUDE N°3

Bernard Gigounon
“It all happened one evening. I was in a bar, quietly having a drink. A man sat down beside me and as we were alone, we started talking together. We spoke about red wine, women and music and at this moment, I realized that this man was Claude Debussy. I told him that I made videos and explained my work to him...

PUBLIC TRANCEPORT

Konrad Becker
This video by Konrad Becker combines two aspects. First of all ’Public tranceport’ is a documentary about the street media event, that took place on July 11th 1992 in Vienna. But it’s also the intentional declaration of an underground movement, consisting of video and music artists, that want to reach the people of the street and not the market...

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 9 : LE TRÉSOR D'INDIEN

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Cowboy, Horse and Indian put a bird lodge in their garden, right in front of their door. But the third time they hit the stake, the iron hammer head comes loose and lands on Indian’s head...
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POUR OLIVIER

Claude Cattelain
A continuation of short sequence videos that have the ‘fall’ and its consequences as a main theme. These experiences, sometimes amusing, sometimes tragic, are most often achieved from unsteady wood-made armatures. Some of those are organized around the human body, making up different types of heavy and fragile exoskeletons. The falls are either accidental or voluntary....

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 6 : ROBIN

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
While Bénédicte feeds the chickens at the farm, she is visited by Robin, a character who looks very much like the famous Robin Hood, though he is entirely incapable of handling bow and arrow. Yet he keeps trying and that is bound to result in accidents. Another jewel of animation: funny and made with love....
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PAPA MAMAN

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte proves his talent as a ventriloquist and a baby learns his first words....

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 10 : LA COURSE CYCLISTE

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Cowboy, Indian and Horse go to see a bicycle race and Horse has brought the Big Trophy that will be given to the winner. Everyone is much impressed by the first prize—Cowboy and Indian even to such an extent that they attempt to steal it. Fortunately the police foil their plans. Indian reflects that he should come up with a more cunning plan and decides to take part in the race...
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PROVISORY OBJECT 03

Edith Dekyndt
Like the pieces ‘Provisory Object 01’ and ‘Provisory Object 02’, Dekyndt’s video shows the membrane of a soap bubble, in this case stretched between the thumb and finger of a hand...
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PARKING 2004

Aurore Dal Mas
Aurore Dal Mas is fascinated with the vocabulary that is used in popular music, as a peculiar reflection by and on mankind. Before this she made ‘Show Room’, a pseudo-autobiographical video clip based on a song by Julio Iglesias. The sweet, sensuous words take on a preposterous and cynical undertone in the mouth of a postiche chansonnier...

PROVISORY OBJECT 01

Edith Dekyndt
Between 1997 and 2004 Edith Dekyndt created a triptych of three short videos in which a soap bubble is stretched between two hands. This is the first part of the triptych, featuring the artists own hands. The shape of the iridescent soap bubble changes and reflects the light in various ways. Using simple techniques, Dekyndt appeals to a poetic dimension....
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PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 5 : LISE ET JAN

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Two musical lowlifes arrive in the village, and they turn the place upside down, much to the displeasure of its inhabitants, who consequently show them to the door; however to no avail...

PEINTURE AU BLANC

Jacques Lennep
Lennep paints the word Brillo with white paint on a white canvas. In the background there is a landscape and one would precisely expect him to paint the landscape....

PARE-BRISE SÉRIE

Emilio López-Menchero
Pare-brise série is a series of video sequences recorded at various locations around Brussels, filmed with a steadycam through the windowpane of a stationary car. In this early video production, Emilio López-Menchero is concerned about the logic of statements of fact, time and the notion of waiting....

PURSUIT

Wim Catrysse
In Pursuit (1998) the camera moves rather fast in a narrow circular corridor. At regular intervals we notice a naked figure moving quickly and ducking down each time as the camera approaches. The camera keeps moving at the same speed, following the same circular centrifugal trajectory...

PRESTO, PERFECT SOUND

Manon de Boer
“I find it fascinating to watch the face of someone who is reading, playing music or thinking, because these are often moments when people seem to forget their ‘social face’, being so concentrated on an interior activity; moments in which a mental space is reflected on the face — this surface between inside and outside...

PAUL ET SES ORCHIDÉES

Jacques Lennep
Paul et ses orchidées is a sequel to Paul Van Bosstraeten, cultivateur d’orchidées. The work is part of the series Musée de l’homme, for which Lennep follows eight individuals who own a special collection or who have special habits.In this video Paul van Bosstraeten tells about his life and how he came to grow orchids...

PARALLELOGRAM

Harald Thys - Jos De Gruyter
One could say a parallelogram is a deformed rectangle. Its two oblique sides look as if they are about to collapse but the other two stop that from happening...
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PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 8 : LA BELLE EXCURSION

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
‘Une belle excursion’ (‘A Beautiful Excursion’) follows Steven, Janine, and Bénédicte that go on an excursion. On the coach, the organizer explains he is going to show them a farm that is ran by animals...
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PARTITION POUR UN MOUTON

Jacques-Louis Nyst
A suite of photographic and filmic images made in the country. An ode by and for the environment of the sheep....

PALE PEKO BANTU

Bram Van Paesschen
‘Pale Peko Bantu Mambo Ayi Kosake’ (‘Wherever There Are People, Problems Are Never Lacking’) proposes, in the artist’s typically tongue-in-cheek way, an extreme case of how far the rapport of a documentary filmmaker and his subject, along with his subject’s identification with the story, can go...

PORTRAITS ROUGES

Thierry De Mey
The audiovisual portrait is a recurring phenomenon in Thierry De Mey’s video work. The silent Portraits Rouges is closely related to Portraits Ralentis, two works dating from the same year. The later work goes back to Barbe-Bleue (55 Blue Beards). In Portraits Rouges, De Mey presents a quick succession of “portraits” of men, one after the other...

PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW LE DEUXIÈME

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Aubier & Patar bring five shorts stories together in Pic Pic Andre Shoow Le deuxième (1997). In this second episode, we follow the adventures of Pic Pic - a pig who, thanks to a dance, can become magic – and André, a horse who spends his time arguing with Côboy. Firstly, André keeps on fighting with Côboy and tries to get rid of him...
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PISSENLIT

Michel François
A dandelion (pissenlit in French) which will not blow away, in spite of the efforts of the breathless cameraman......

PIEDS À L'ENVERS

Michel François
In Pieds à l'Envers, the camera is turned upside down and rotates around and around the artist's feet. The sound of the footsteps of the artist gives a sort of understanding of his action, but the focus is on his feet while the background keeps on moving in a continuous circle. Together with the reverse point of view, the video brings to lose the viewer's balance in a spiral shaking image....

PARCOURS D'ARTISTE

Jacques Lennep
Lennep makes a trip wading through a river. On his way he finds a kippered mackerel. Here his trip ends — he has found what he sought....

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 12 : ON A KIDNAPPÉ ÂNE

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Indian and Cowboy are out hunting. But farmer Steven is not happy because they shoot his cows and he is definitely displeased when the two start to play with his tractor. A scuffle between the three ensues. In the wake of this, a grumpy Steven leaves the house and the estate, together with his wife Jeanine and the cows...

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 20 : LA PIÈCE DE THÉÂTRE

Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar
Everyone is excited: tonight there’s a theatre performance! The public arrives in great numbers—the three decks of the bus bulge with theatre lovers. For the occasion, the stables have been converted into a theatre. Indian, Cowboy, farmer Steven and some other familiar characters stage the adventures of Zorro. Jeanine takes care of the tickets and the snacks during the break...
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PORTEMANTEAU

Messieurs Delmotte
How to hang one’s jacket without actually taking it off? Messieurs Delmotte exhibits a wide range of possibilities and techniques...
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PAULA WINK

Frédéric Gaillard
With ‘Playground love’ by the band Air playing in the background, Gaillard dances with his camera in slow motion in front of a large canvas, almost like a painting at first sight, with the image of a young girl. Depending on the camera movements the girl opens or shuts one of her eyes, making it seem as if she is blinking – just like a hologram....

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE, ÉPISODE 4 : UNE SÉANCE DE POSE

Vincent Patar - Stéphane Aubier
Cowboy is unpleasantly woken up by a fly buzzing around the room. Battling with the beast, he wakes up Indian. A little later the two men get a new neighbour: the art gallery/hobby shop PicPicasso, run by Saint Joseph and his particularly short-skirted assistant. Once Indian has purchased an easel, canvas, paint and brushes, the entire village feels the call to start up painting...