OVERVIEW DIGITISED WORKS

SYMPHONIE

Boris Lehman
Symphonie mixes fiction and reality. Before the camera Romain Schneid tells us the story of his claustrophobia, which started when at the age of twelve during the Nazi occupation, as a Jew he could not leave the tiny flat where he was hiding. He relates his story and plays all the characters of his tragedy all by himself. He invents, distorts, imagines a different end...

STATE OF DOGS

Peter Brosens
‘State of Dogs’ is a parable, it tells the story of a Mongolian stray dog who didn’t want to become a man. "A dog who dies and who knows that he dies like a dog and who can say that he knows that he dies like a dog is a man." (Erich Fried) Baasar was a stray dog that was shot by a dog hunter somewhere in the backstreets of Ulan Bator on the first day of spring...
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SOUND WATCH

Rik De Boe
Nature is inherently synchronous. Cinema, however, can create an imaginary vacuum between image and sound, where new meanings and metaphors are hidden...
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SINCE YESTERDAY

Hänzel & Gretzel
A velvet puppet theatre curtain opens on an Armageddon music video for David Tibet’s Current 93 music project. A melancholic song, a joyful dance of skeletons, and a twisted video cartoon: “It’s so clear that all we have now are our thoughts of yesterday.”...
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STARSHIP

Bernard Gigounon
‘Starship’ shows an enormous symmetrical axis, stranded on a beach of the North Sea. Futuristic thinking about possible worlds is proper to humankind. For the last fifty years new technologies and impressive means of transport have aroused our imagination on the silver screen, in science fiction films and series like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’...
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STEPS BACKWARDS

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte dashes forward and then backwards again in order to throw himself into a pond. This work is part of the series Flying Chickens...

SPIDER

Claude Cattelain
In his work Claude Cattelain tries to catch the essence of the volatile. His video miniatures are flashes of amazement and fragility, staged at times, or noticed in passing. Impulsive, not without a sense of humour, Cattelain records an actual spatial escapism or emotional turning points...

SAO PAULO

Robert Suermondt
Although the presence of the architecture and urbanism of the city is constantly insinuated, neither of them is treated as the real subject of the film. As the scenes that show the city are cut up by scenes of groups of friends, the way the megalopolis is approached is ‘familiarised’. It is as if the film assimilated a sort of personal wandering. Even the way of filming is paramount...
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SCHORT

Jozef Somerlinck
A person wearing an unconventional apron is pouring milk and chocolate powder in a bowl. When the mixture is ready, it’s poured into the small baking tins displayed on the table....
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SUDDEN DEATH

Wim Catrysse
The video installations by Wim Catrysse appeal physically and directly to the spectator’s world of experience. Through simple technical means he realises highly suggestive images, which play with the existential context of the individual. His attention is principally aimed at corporeal expression, at the language of the body...

SIX MONITEURS À LA UNE

Alain Géronnez
In this installation with six screens, Géronnez follows the principle of the collage: the six screens alternately show incoherent images that fade into images which together constitute a landscape. The focus is on the green, Western European landscape, an image the artist himself films, but he also adopts it from for example drawings by Hergé...

SLOW OBJECT 05

Edith Dekyndt
An object slowly goes up and down against a neutral background. Is it an air bubble in a transparent liquid? Or a balloon floating in the greyish-white sky? Edith Dekyndt does not disclose what the filmed object actually is. Like all other videos by Dekyndt, this short work causes us to become fascinated by the small, the unspeakable, the almost intangible...

SYLVIA KRISTEL - PARIS

Manon de Boer
Between November 2000 and June 2002 Manon de Boer recorded the stories and memories of the actress Sylvia Kristel, best known for her role in the 1970’s erotic cult classic ‘Emmanuelle’...

SNUFF COQ

Messieurs Delmotte
Delmotte makes his own snuff-movie by killing a rooster with a sabre and throwing the corpse in a canal. This work is part of the series 'Rejected videos'...
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SMILEY 3D WATER

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte holds a fishbowl with a smiley face drawn on it over his head. He tries to fill it with water from a garden hose. This work is part of the series Brokendown Dream...

SLOW OBJECT 04

Edith Dekyndt
'Slow Object 04' is close-up video and it shows a delicate manipulation of an ordinary round rubber band bobbing up and down in slow motion. As if the movement of the disc and the hand takes place in an aquarium, the object appears to be suspended as escaping Earth’s gravity: it slightly deforms and it rarely returns to the initial point...
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S.O.L.

Robert Suermondt
The camera zooms in on the moving figures behind the closing titles of the film ‘Silence of The Lambs’ (1991, Jonathan Demme). The camera movements, screening the people and the space behind the titles, open up a new fictional space....

SOMEWHERE IN ZEUS' SECRET DOMAIN

Hänzel & Gretzel
As an insatiable rapist of subjects and spectators, Zeus makes use of all the tricks, borrows literally any image in attracting into his cathode Olympia all that might still resist his omnipotence. Five monitors, five mixes of rushes and final images associate Zeus’ mythological rapes with the manipulation and the ever-growing power of the media today...

SHOOTING OF FIRE

Messieurs Delmotte
A short video-performance starring a plastic soccer ball on a football field. Monsieur Delmotte enters the field, pours fuel on the ball and sets it on fire. Then, he kicks the ball toward the goal in the back of the field. The fire on the ball extinguished but the fire keeps on burning on the original spot of the ball. This work is part of the series Unidentified Emoticon...
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SMOKE-PRODUCING

Messieurs Delmotte
Dressed in a checkered suit Delmotte lights a small piece of phosphorous on his jacket. It burns a round hole and produces a lot of white smoke. Messieurs Delmotte repeats the performance, keeping a straight face. This work is part of the series Brokendown Dream...
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SUITE

Joëlle de La Casinière - Michel Bonnemaison
Although filmed and conceived during the same stay in Lima (1975) as ‘Rose de Lima’, ‘Suite’ is a completely different aesthetic proposal. A portrait of Lima’s street mechanics, the poorness and roughness of its black and white image, accentuated by Jacques Lederlin’s music – a soundtrack that was added in 2007 – almost carries a neo-realistic touch...
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SO HAPPY

Joëlle de La Casinière - Michel Bonnemaison
Joëlle de la Casinière herself, barefoot against an abandoned and ravaged metropolitan background, promotes her book ’Absolument nécessaire’ (‘An Emergency Book’) during an interview/happening with a broadcast delay. “Nothing is true, everything is permitted”. In the end the books are covered in graffiti like subway carriages....

SURFACE NOISE

Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
'Surface noise’ is about being constantly on the surface of something or someone when one doesn’t know intimacy, when one keeps forgetting intimacy and the body and is consequently forced to discover it over and over again. It’s about the relationship between intimacy and the not knowing of body language and body codes...

SOMETHING LIKE THAT !

Messieurs Delmotte
A video installation produced at the occasion of Brugge 2002 cultural capital of Europe. The installation is presented on a flat screen, mounted on the wall. A fishbowl stands on a table with a big coloured fish. A hand takes the fish, lifts it out of the bowl and throws it back in. This action is repeated continuously for about three minutes. The video is played in loop....

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

Cel Crabeels
‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ is a close-up of a whistling mouth, from a steady camera point and without narrative structure. It is a 1-hour attempt at improvisation on the theme song of the film with the same name. An obsessive image and sound, it etches itself into one’s perception. This work should be fit into a given context of presentation as a video installation...

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Emilio López-Menchero
Seated in front of the static camera, Emilio López-Menchero sings the famous classic Singin' in the rain. This short clip questions the notion of real time recording and it explores the possibility of the mirror mode of the handycam....

SECOND-HAND EXPERIENCE 02

Edith Dekyndt
The 'Second hand experiences' are an uncompleted series of film installations, reinterpreting movements from childhood. In 'Second-hand experiences 02', Dekyndt handles an embroidery floss and builds a square loop which she keeps on shaping and reshaping with her hands...

SITUATION (1)

Hans Op de Beeck
A moving camera takes us along an endless row of cash registers in a desolate supermarket. The cashiers are waiting behind their empty desks and it’s quiet as a mouse… The contrast between the inert location on the one side, chaotic and lively in normal circumstances, and the moving camera on the other, makes this absurd sequence into a kind of dream image...

SAY HELLO TO PEACE AND TRANQUILITY

Martin Wittwer - Dagmar Keller
In ‘Say Hello to Peace and Tranquility’, we find ourselves in a projected world of deserted suburbia. Terrace town homes slowly slide by, offering an endless panorama of wide sidewalks, tidy front gardens, latched facades and gabled houses. The absence of people appears completely normal; even the little lap dog that motionlessly slides into view does not seem that out of place...

SIMPLE X-DOG

Messieurs Delmotte
A short video-performance where we see Monsieur Delmotte in a city garden, lifting up a dog tenderly in his arms and looking up in an enigmatic way towards the sky. This work is part of the series Unidentified Emoticon...
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SAGA SACHETS, LÉGENDE DU VAL D’OURTHE ET DE L’AMBLÈVE

Jacques-Louis Nyst - Danièle Nyst
Saga Sachets are light envelopes that are carried on air currents. They arrive shortly before spring at the Ourthe and Ambève valleys, where they land upside down. In this position, they murmur the stories that they have collected during the year to the planet. Our narrators attempt to uncover their mysterious origin....

SUPER-SUPERPOSITION

Filip Francis
Two men are sitting in a film studio. On the background the viewer hears the sound of opera music. Close-ups of the men’s faces reappear on the TV monitors at the bottom of the screen. The same concept is repeated, but now the men are standing up and moving their arms....

SI ÇA VOUS ARRIVE CE SOIR

Wim Catrysse
Si ça vous arrive ce soir is a single-channel video installation Wim Catrysse made in 1998. The film focuses on the irregular reflections of faces, which constantly alternate. The reflections are bathing in a dim, ominous light that illuminates the faces from below. The camera moves nervously over this one particular face that seems to wander shyly and anxiously through the ill-lit space...
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SANGAM

Charley Case
Applying image analogies, and flecked throughout by an Indian mythology featuring Biblical allure. A sail down the Ganges is described in a filmic way: one lets himself drift along on a raft, the other walks along the riverbank, their gazes locked. An introspective journey....

SICILIA, VIE DI GIBELLINA

Thierry De Mey
In October 2006, Thierry De Mey went to the old city of Gibellina, Sicily, with the choreographer Manuela Rastaldi. On the site of the city, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1968, Alberto Burri created 'Grande Cretto' in the 1980s, to pay homage to the victims of the disaster. For this monumental work, the artist imagined a vast flow of white cement rushing down the mountainside...

SYLVIA, MARCH 1 AND MARCH 2, 2001, HOLLYWOOD HILLS

Manon de Boer
Two 16mm loops, shot on Super8 films in each of which the actress Sylvia Kristel is filmed on two successive days in the Hollywood Hills. The film shows the actress in close up while she lights a cigarette. She tries to seduce the viewer by looking into the camera and using her departed beauty....
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STAR SYSTEM

Edith Dekyndt
Edith Dekyndt’s work seeks to move us by means of nothing or almost nothing. Things are made and unmade very quickly, and it is this speed between appearance and disappearance, sometimes slowed down to be lost, which makes up Dekyndt’s images. She is interested in simple things, things that already exist in everyday life, things we normally wouldn’t notice they exist...
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SCISSORS

Messieurs Delmotte
Armed with two pairs of scissors, Messieurs Delmotte works on a tree’s new hair style....
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SUPERPOSITION

Filip Francis
This work is the result of a collaboration between Filip Francis, Luc Deleu and Wout Vercammen. It is an early experiment with image in image, split screen, zoom in, fading, overlaps and other techniques that made the medium video—just out of the cradle in the 1970s—so exciting. The three artists took the camera and set out with great enthusiasm...

SAUCISSONISME

Jacques Lennep
Different sorts of sausages symbolize various -isms....