OVERVIEW DIGITISED WORKS

THE BUILDING

Hans Op de Beeck
'The Building' is a digitally-generated animation film which takes the viewer on a virtual, nocturnal walking tour of a fictitious, massive hospital. The facility has the mediocre, half-hearted, over-the-top architectural features common to hospitals, shopping malls, health clubs and airports all over the Western world...
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TURN AROUND

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte, most literally, turns around the block. He seems to pose a bit like a wallflower....
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TROIS DANSES HONGROISES DE BRAHMS

Eric Pauwels
Eric Pauwels takes no pleasure in making pretty pictures, but is constantly searching. He is certainly not afraid of making less obvious choices. He likes to use the “plan séquence”, one long take that covers a whole movement. In doing so the camera fully confronts the unknown, explores the space and the body evolving in that space...
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TOURNOIEMENT 2

Michel François
A man is carrying a beam on which the camera seems to be attached. The floor and his shoes are squeaking. The camera rotates around and around the man....
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TO FLOAT

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte is fully dressed while drifting away with the current of a river. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte further explores his fascination for the hidden fantasies of the human body, with the intention of exposing it completely. In ’That’s the way it is’ parts of the body keep coming into focus, deprived of their context, conspicuously in the foreground of city views....

THE PHILOSOPHER OF PHOTOGRAPHY VILÉM FLUSSER

Miklós Peternák - András Sólyom
Possibly the last interview of the media philosopher Vilém Flusser’s life to the crew of Hungarian television’s FRIZ-productions. His achievements gained international prominence in the late 1970’s. His approach to the theory of mechanical images broke with all earlier approaches. He saw in these images the first examples of the post-historical era...

THE NEW FOREST

Jan Dietvorst - Roy Villevoye
‘The New Forest’ was filmed with the Asmat in Papuasia (previously Dutch New Guinea). Several storylines and narrative styles are brought together, without real progression or a clear purpose, maybe apart from questioning the illusion of New Guinea as an untainted Garden of Eden...

THE UNCEASING DESIRE

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte takes down his trousers and puts a piece of firework between his buttocks. He lights it and starts to run to a pond nearby. He jumps into the pond to put out the fire that scorches his ass. This work is part of the series What's Done, Evil's Done / Ce Qui est Fait, le Mal est Fait...
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THE PEEBLES

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte filmed from the back, launches pebbles into the water of a river. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...

THE ROSES

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte goes to a public garden and with a pair of gardening shears he cuts all the roses from a rose bed. This work is part of the series What's Done, Evil's Done / Ce Qui est Fait, le Mal est Fait...
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TOURIST RENOUNCEMENT

Messieurs Delmotte
The video ’Tourist renouncement’ was originally recorded in 1995 in Togo, as part of the project ‘Afrikanisch-Europäische Inspiration’, set up by Togolese artist El Loko who was living in Germany. For two months eight artists from various countries in Europe and Africa worked on this cultural exchange...

TEMPORARY DISPLAY

Ronny Heiremans
‘Temporary Display’ is an account of the construction of a temporary platform at the bottom of Niagara Falls. Each year it is mounted in the same spot, only to be removed again because of wear and tear by the extreme circumstances. Because of the non-linear progress of the video it is impossible to distinguish whether the platform is mounted or rather pulled down...
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TRYING TO BE BALZAC

Emilio López-Menchero
López-Menchero has been busy with a series of projects in which he literally incorporate a character. Generally, those character interests him in his relationship to art and even to the world...
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THE MAKING OF… ‘JAMES ENSOR’

Chris Straetling
A reportage of the shooting of the ‘Ensor’ fragment exhibited in the ‘Mouvements’ show (KMSK / NICC) by Guillaume Bijl...
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THE STONES

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte slides, rolls, and tumbles around in a large heap of rocks. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...

THE CONVERSATION

Harald Thys
Voice-over of three friends are talking to each other. One of them, Jack, is telling a story about a man called Norman, who stayed at a wellness resort because of his severe rheumatic attacks. The images consist of photographs, that are pasted together and zoomed-in on. The sound of the gestures that Norman makes, are mimicked by the artist...

THE HAPPY THREE FAMILY

Karen Vanderborght
‘The Happy Three Family (Van Den Heiligen Drien)’ is an experimental film based on the biblical tale of The Three Kings. The viewer follows the journey of three wise women, who are in search of Maria and Jesus. Vanderborght made digital reinterpretations of medieval paintings of the Flemish Primitives...

TORERO / TORPEDO (8 DE MAYO 2004, S.M.A.K. GANTE)

Emilio López-Menchero
The first time that Emilio López-Menchero performed Torero / Torpedo is on May 8th 2004 at 5pm in Ghent. The occasion was the opening of the exhibition which celebrated the 5th anniversary of S.M.A.K. López-Menchero is a torero, stoically walking through the S.M.A.K with his bull-bike geared with a tape player playing loudly scores of classical paso-dobles...

THE IDEAL CITY (TWO BOATS)

Katleen Vermeir - Ronny Heiremans
Since 2001 Kathleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans have been working on a series of ‘Tableaux Vivants’, inspired on paintings, photos or even older images. In the tradition of classical as well as contemporary art the universal aspects of different human attitudes and architectural models are revealed...

TANIA, FEMME DE CHARME

Jacques Lennep
Tania, femme de charme is a sequel to Tania, modèle pour photos de charme. 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.Tania works as a photo model and has no problem with naughty poses. She is all charms and can be contacted for erotic modelling...

THE LIPS OF OSIRIS ANI

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
A film about love, identity and re-incarnation, all trapped in the cycle of evolution. ‘The Lips of Osiris Ani’ was originally made to accompany a live performance by Club Moral in which Danny Devos shouts, his head under water, the sound amplified by a hydrophone...

TROU

Michel François
A close-up on two hands as they try to dig a hole in the ground. The speed of the video is accelerated which gives a nervous tension, enforced by the sound, to this seemingly neverending task....

THE BRIDGE (2)

Messieurs Delmotte
Delmotte hangs over a bridge near a canal and ‘goes to the toilet’. This work is part of the series 'Rejected videos'...

TASTE THE WORLD

Wendy Morris
‘Taste the World’ explores tourist notions of the ‘Third World’ as a playground for Europe. The title is derived from a promotional brochure in which travellers are encouraged to “taste the world”. The subtext makes clear that this ‘world’ is mainly there for the Eurostractrates with their unbridled leisure time and financial means...
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THE CARS

Messieurs Delmotte
Sitting on the hood of a car, Messieurs Delmotte goes in circles around the parking lot. This work is part of the series Flying Chickens...
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THE INVISIBLES' PARLIAMENT

Vincent Meessen
The narrative in ‘The Invisibles’ Parliament’ is based on ghost images. Two apparitions emerge from the darkness and lead us towards a still fountain where a crowd is waiting for them. The ‘fountain’ object is here poetically re-visited. Through a series of loose associations, this short film traces the roots of modernity...

THE BENCH

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte is lying under a bench. Suddenly he rises, making the piece of garden furniture turn over. This work is part of the series Flying Chickens...

TABOURETS

Claude Cattelain
In the video ‘Tabourets’, recorded in stop-motion, Cattelain undertakes several attempts to build a globelike shape with straight, edgy stools. 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...
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THÉRÉSA PLANE

Jacques-Louis Nyst - Danièle Nyst
'Thérésa Plane’ is an itinerary in the form of an infinity symbol shaped loop. At its point of intersection a frog who thinks that everything is pretty and Thérésa whose principle activity is to glide, meet. A love story between the frog and Thérésa ensues. All would have gone quite well, were it not for the intervention of destiny...

THE BRIDGE (1)

Monsieur Delmotte
Delmotte hangs over a bridge and shits on the highway. This work is part of the series 'Rejected videos'...
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THE TREE

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte is attached to a tree with a string. He starts to move, jumping up and down until the string breaks. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...

THE FUCK

Messieurs Delmotte
Near a busy road Delmotte hangs a big sign on a statue, stating ‘Allez tous vous faire enculer’ (‘Fuck them all’). This work is part of the series 'Rejected videos'...

TSÉ TSÉ

Emilio López-Menchero
At the height of mad cow’s disease, of swine fever and dioxin crisis, the artist crossed the Dutch borders with Holland and Germany with a collection of live tsé tsé flies in order to show them to the tiny German village of Borken where the curators Jan Hoet and Michel Dewilde organised the group show Artline 5 around the dialectic of the notions of nature and architecture...
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THE INTRUDER

Vincent Meessen
In this video bearing the programmatic title ‘The Intruder’, we see the artist—clad head to toe in an outfit fashioned of white cotton blossoms—strolling along the bustling streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The camera, which does not long remain undetected (and unexposed), accompanies the performer while simultaneously recording the reactions of the observers...

TRANSCITY

Pascal Baes
Recorded in the frame of Netdays Wallonie-Bruxelles 2002, Transcity (2003) is an experimental silent video that combines repeated observations of passers-by and several recordings of the performances by Baes’ life companion Aï Suzuki...

TOMBEAU POUR M.B.

Jacques Lennep
A bone in the Belgian tricolour is lying at the foot of a statue. Lennep takes it and erases the three colours. He then buries the bone in a field. The work alludes to the burial of Marcel Broodthaers. ...

TIED

Wim Catrysse
In the work of Wim Cartrysse a strong fascination with the human body and its relation to its space becomes apparent. In his past life as a theatre actor he discovered the possibilities and the power of physical performance as a direct gateway to the spectator’s world of experience...

THE STEWARTS HAVE A PARTY

Hans Op de Beeck
The Stewarts are a carefully cast fictitious family. The various members appear and disappear in an empty white room, like life-sized marionettes dressed in white. As is customary in the sub-genre of marionette theatre, they are manipulated by black-clothed puppeteers who are part of the set entourage: production assistants, a makeup girl and a hair stylist...
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THE CLOWN AND THE HOLE

Jacques-Louis Nyst - Danièle Nyst
The theme of this video is the observation of a 'chantoir’, a popular expression designating a water hole in a prairie of which the terrain is composed of limestone. The action of the water on the lime contributes to the formation of holes of varying depths. The story presents a character that wonders about the origin of the hole and tries to communicate with it by playing the trumpet....
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THE SILKPROCESS: SOME CHOREOGRAPHY & POETRY WITH GERARD MALANGA

Hänzel & Gretzel
A short trilogy based on Gerard Malanga’s art and writings. ‘The Unknown Girl’ opens with a bucolic vision on the poet’s desire for younger lovers and unknown experiences. The second part is a plain reading of ‘Some Things To Remember About Tri-X’ (from Malanga’s recent ‘Mythologies of The Heart’)...

THE DESERTER

Harald Thys - Jos De Gruyter
In the woods a strange character is discovered by the local authorities. A couple of scientists under the supervision of a doctor and an examining magistrate go into the matter and try to discover who the reticent man is....
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THE JACKET

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte takes off his jacket and tosses it into a tree. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...
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THANK YOU FOR COMING

Jacques Charlier - Daniel Remi
‘Thank you for coming’ is a compilation of humourist sketches, playfully balancing between kitsch and absurdity. Impulsively canned with the help of friends and neighbours, these low-budget videos show unassuming and endearing pastiches and spoofs on the world of art and television, with a fondness of typically Belgian themes...

TWO TIMES 4’33”

Manon de Boer
De Boer invited the Brussels-based pianist Jean-Luc Fafchamps to play John Cage’s eponymous composition ‘4’33”’ twice in front of a live audience in the Brussels’ studio space of P.A.R.T.S. (The Performing Arts Research and Training Studios)...

TENTOONSTELLING DE WARANDE TURNHOUT

Filip Francis
The video shows us how in the art centre de Warande in Turnhout an exhibition is in the making with Lego constructions by Luc Deleu. In the background we hear music by Kraftwerk....

TERMINAL

Heine Avdal
The series of performances Terminal work with the effects of presences that are alien, that are not of the body. The concept of ‘Terminal’ manifests itself for instance in someone who is dying: medical apparatus exhibits a sort of consciousness, often in the shape of electrical impulses, whilst the body itself can be seen as a dead object...

THE SWANS

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte lures swans with pieces of bread and then throws tomato sauce at them from a bucket. This work is part of the series What's Done, Evil's Done / Ce Qui est Fait, le Mal est Fait...

THE SPINNING WHEEL

Harald Thys - Jos De Gruyter
Harald Thys and Jos de Gruyter make videos in their own typical style. Man is hardly a pawn in a game of chess, a tragicomic puppet functioning in a system which surpasses him. The style is minimalist, the characters are determined by the structure and they are limited in space, language and movement...

THE QUEER ARE DEAD LONG LIVE THE QUEER

Karen Vanderborght
A deconstructivist miniature. Images of a woman gently whispering in the ear of another woman are constantly jumping and changing colour. The ragged soundtrack evokes the media overload we face in the global village. The filmmaker calls her tape “a plea for tolerance”....

TORENS

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
A super8-film about people, towers and monoliths, signs. The work was initially shown as a videoloop on VHS in the exhibition ‘The O-option and the number 8’ in Montevideo gallery in Antwerp in 1988....
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THE JACKET (PIGEONS 2)

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte unbuttons his jacket and suddenly opens it, which allows some pigeons to escape. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...

THE GARDEN

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte, hidden under a table (laid out for dinner), stands up and throws about the table. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...

THE NEED TO TAKE BACK WHAT YOU'VE JUST GIVEN (PIGEONS 1)

Messieurs Delmotte
In a public place, Messieurs Delmotte lures pigeons with breadcrumbs. All of a sudden, like a madman he attacks the flock and reappropriates the food. This work is part of the series What's Done, Evil's Done / Ce Qui est Fait, le Mal est Fait...
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THE LADDER 2 (ALONE)

Messieurs Delmotte
Like in a scene out of a surrealist painting, a lonely ladder is standing in a park and seems to be reaching for the sky. But this illusion is shattered when the ladder drops to the ground. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 2...
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THE LEAVES

Messieurs Delmotte
The protagonist is cycling in the street. He slows down with his right foot, scraping on the dead leaves along the kerb. Collecting a small heap of leaves he comes to a halt. This work is part of the series Flying Chickens...
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THE BREATHING LESSON

Dora García
Although Dora Garcia (°1965, Valladolid, Spain) produces work that is mostly performative and installation-based, video is used as a means to question the boundaries between representation and reality. The artist engages herself with the question of what is real and what is fiction, and thus visitors become protagonists in a fiction- sometimes knowingly, sometimes not...

THE RESIDENTS

Vincent Meessen
Barry meets Lucy. They’re both artists living in Europe. He’s an American, she wants to be one. He has no visa, she wants dual nationality. There are no amorous feelings between them, just a preoccupation with hospitality, citizenship and art...

TORERO / TORPEDO (8 DE MAYO 2005, MARTA HERFORD)

Emilio López-Menchero
Torero / Torpedo (8 de Mayo 2005, MARTa Herford) is the second video recording of this series of performances. At the occasion of opening of the exhibition (my private) HEROES curated by Jan Hoet, the Belgian curator invited Emilio López-Menchero to perform his biker-torero alter-ego. The museum MARTa conceived by Frank O...

THE DEATH OF JAMES LEE BYARS

Peter Brosens
Based upon two performances / installations of James Lee Byars: ‘The Death of James Lee Byars’ and ‘The White Mass’. In ‘The Death of James Lee Byars’, the artist acts out his own death on 1 July 1994. Wearing a mask and dressed in gold, Byars lies in the ‘golden room’ of the Marie-Puck Broodthaers Art Gallery in Brussels...

THE BEERS

Messieurs Delmotte
Beer cans are displayed on the stairs of a building. Delmotte goes on crushing them one by one with his feet. This work is part of the series 'Rejected videos'...

TRAFFIC LIGHT

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte nears a traffic light. When it turns green, he smashes it with a hammer and runs away. This work is part of the series What's Done, Evil's Done / Ce Qui est Fait, le Mal est Fait...

THE DUNGS

Messieurs Delmotte
One by one Messieurs Delmotte crushes rabbit droppings that are scattered all over the road. This work is part of the series What's Done, Evil's Done / Ce Qui est Fait, le Mal est Fait...
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THE LADDER 1

Messieurs Delmotte
With his head between two rungs Messieurs Delmotte tries to balance a ladder. This work is part of the series Flying Chickens...

TORERO / TORPEDO

Emilio López-Menchero
A major component in the work of Emilio López-Menchero is the fact that he takes the identity of icons. This does not really mean he imitates them, but rather that he genuinely tries to become this person or icon. Torero / Torpedo (2004-2007) is a series of recordings and photographs of different performances by López-Menchero...

TOPOLOGIC

Cel Crabeels
Crabeels’s work ‘Topologic’ records the prolonged contortions of a man attempting to put on, and to take off again, a piece of clothing. Here the body is used both as a terrain of experiment, and as a metaphor for artist’s labour of inhabiting space in general...

THEN TO

Peter Downsbrough
Through the camera we inspect the buildings façades, dunes of constructions materials, trains and boats, hangars … A 5 minutes silent black and white travelling shot along a port area that reminds Bernd and Hilla Becher photographic works.  ...

TANIA, MODÈLE POUR PHOTOS DE CHARME

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...