OVERVIEW DIGITISED WORKS

WHYMPER: DE SCHETSENDE BERGBEKLIMMER

Harald Thys - Jos De Gruyter
1865: A London publisher commissions Whymper to make some sketches of a still virginal town in Switzerland: Matterhorn. Whymper is tempted by the challenging beauty of the mountain and he decides to conquer it in the company of some experienced climbers and with his sketchbook under his arm. Everything goes as planned, but when he descends the rope breaks and 4 of the company of 7 fall down...

WHAT DOES SHE SEE WHEN SHE SHUTS HER EYES?

Karen Vanderborght
A surrealistic whim, an experimentally shot initiation into life’s’ imagination. Moa, a home-sitter, kills the ‘why’s’ in people’s lives. From a filmmaker who destroys films, she receives a camera to record her many experiences...

WIDEAWAKE [RECORDING PERFORMANCE @ ARGOS]

Orla Barry
Language, written and spoken, is at the centre of Barry’s practice and in another new work she reveals her desire to make her work "visual and verbal at the same time"...
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WHAT'S DONE, EVIL'S DONE

Messieurs Delmotte
"This is not a performance and even less a good idea." Mystery artist Messieurs Delmotte performs silent-movie hijinks with disregard for dignity and limb. In ’Ce qui est fait, le mal est fait’, the city merely provides a milieu for absurd actions performed alone before the camera...
Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. flotte, Alexander Kluge, 1972. copyright Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. flotte, Alexander Kluge, 1972. copyright

WILLI TOBLER UND DER UNTERGANG DER 6. FLOTTE

Alexander Kluge
After Der große Verhau (1971), Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte (Willi Tobler and the Decline of the 6th Fleet) is another unusual science fiction tale by Alexander Kluge. Shot on a deliberately low budget and stylistically intended to evoke the cinema of Georges Méliès, Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6...

WITH OR WITHOUT CLOTHES [PART OF FACTS AND GESTURES VOL. 2]

Messieurs Delmotte
Something strange is happening behind the bushes on a little square. One by one, several pieces of clothing are ejected from the bushes. But when Messieurs Delmotte leaves the bush, he is still wearing all of his clothes. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 2...

WHITE BALL

Claude Cattelain
Impulsive video sequences, not without a sense of humour, at times evoking an actual spatial escapism or on other occasions recording coincidental or purposeful emotional turning points. ‘White Ball’ shows a passage of one state of mind to another through direct amazement. No time to think or to lament. In his work Claude Cattelain tries to grasp the essence in the volatile...
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WARM LIQUID EVENT

Hänzel & Gretzel
A sensual video clip made for Jarboe (singer of Swans) and her Beautiful People. A shamanic goddess praising the most sexy liquid in an ocean of bubbles: “Relax and listen, all you do is close your eyes, I’m inside you with pleasure”. A warm liquid event indeed!...
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WITHOUT APPEARANCES (VOL. 1)

Messieurs Delmotte
’Without Appearances’ consists of a series of short portraits of people as they are stoically carrying out or undergoing a senseless act; a man is throwing vegetables into a small river, a woman is subjected to cracking firework. The camera hardly moves, no one speaks and the meaning of the absurd actions remains unclear...

WORLD OF BLUE. LAND OF O.

Bram Van Paesschen
“Now it’s over between us, I don’t love thee anymore.” With these words – the camera trained on the filmmaker – O., the female protagonist in ‘World of Blue. Land of O.’, takes leave right at the beginning of the film, going away for a health treatment...

WAX CANDLES

Messieurs Delmotte
In a church Delmotte cannot resist to blow out all of the candles. This work is part of the series 'Rejected videos'...

WAGNER & VIDEO

Sophie Coppé
Sophie Coppé followed Koen en Frank Theys in the production process of their ground-breaking video 'De Walküre' (1989, second part of the diptych 'Song of My Soil' ('Lied van mijn land'). Apart from following their intense rehearsal process, and showing images out of the original piece, the brothers talk openly about the project with the dramaturge Reinder Pols...
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WHITE LADY

Jacques-Louis Nyst - Danièle Nyst
A videodance inspired by David Lynch’s 'The Elephant Man'. Though not clearly obvious in the piece, Nyst presents five tableaux that recall John Merrick’s mother’s life. The piece, openly Romantic and dramatic, flirts with the border of kitsch...