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HINTERLAND

Esther Johnson
Focusing on an East Yorkshire community which live on the fastest eroding coastline in Europe, Hinterland asks how it feels to live in such a precarious situation with homes fatally threatened by the elements. The black-and-white stock was chosen for its grain, which evokes the location's mood...

POINT AND SHOOT

Esther Johnson
A short animation in an ongoing series of formal experiments that take instruction procedures and mechanical apparatus manuals as source material. Quick-cutting juxtapositions explore photographic instructions from SLR and Bolex manuals for taking the perfect picture and sequence in time...

TUNE IN

Esther Johnson
"Ham Radio, the Space Age hobby where the world is your friend." Tune In follows the intriguing world of amateur radio operators, better known as Radio HAMS. Although amateur by definition, Radio HAMS are unique enthusiasts involved in a pastime that requires a rigorous licensing exam taking months of study...

DECORATION

Florian Gwinner
In Decoration the camera spins around its own axis. Different arrangements merge. Plants, materials, electrical devices. A mini evolution of the constructedness of the world....

I FEEL COLD TODAY

Patrick Bernatchez
Beginning with a travelling shot in the ascending elevator, I Feel Cold Today depicts a deserted office space slowly filling up with snow that appears to be blowing in through an open window....

CHRYSALIDES

Patrick Bernatchez
This trilogy of films takes the Fashion Plaza Building as its subject; the films were all shot on location there. Taken together, the films form a figurative, cinematic counterpoint to the abstract audio rendering of the facades in Fashion Plaza Nights...

CHRYSALIDE

Patrick Bernatchez
Chrysalide, for its part, unfolds in a circular travelling movement around a black BMW parked in the basement garage and slowly filling with water. A businessman sits at the wheel, serenely smoking a cigarette as the water level rises. The film ends with water bursting through the doors and windows of the car, saving the protagonist from certain death....

13

Patrick Bernatchez
13 is perhaps the most literal portrait of the building, employing as it does a vertically descending tracking shot through each of the twelve floors...

THE VIDEO MESSAGE

Roy Villevoye
In The Video Message Omama talks about what happened to him after he collaborated on the development of the life-size, realistic statue that Roy Villevoye made of him: Madonna. The core of the story is that by participating in the project he sold his soul. Not in the figurative sense as we mean it, but literally. By selling this reproduction of his likeness he lost himself...

ANALOGUE KINGDOM

Esther Johnson
Gerald Wells stole his first radio, a Belmont, in 1943 at the age of thirteen. He was immediately sent to an approved school, whose psychiatrist diagnosed an obsession with wireless and electricity, an obsession that continues today. The house Wells was born in and still inhabits is now home to over 1,500 wireless objects and 45,000 valves...

JACK

Roy Villevoye
A meeting of a chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) with a camouflaged German helmet from World War I....

CHALK TRACE

Esther Johnson
As a child in the 1950s, Ron Cockroft drew a chalk line from his school in Oldham to his home in Chadderton. CHALK TRACE commemorates and reanimates his graffiti journey through a now much-changed network of streets. The film was photographed in the original streets of Oldham as they stand today – over 60 years after Ron’s original graffiti...

HERE IS EVERYTHING

Cooper Battersby - Emily Vey Duke
Here Is Everything presents itself as a message from The Future, as narrated by a cat and a rabbit, spirit guides who explain that they’ve decided to speak to us via a contemporary art video because they understand this to be our highest form of communication. Their cheeky introduction, however, belies the complex set of ideas that fill the remainder of the film...

IT’S QUICKER BY HEARSE · THE TALE OF THE PETITIONING HOUSEWIFE, THE PROTESTING SCHOOLBOY AND THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL STUDENT

Esther Johnson
When Madge Elliot complained about the announced closure of her local train station in Hawick, her mother told her to do something about it, and that’s just what she did...

... AND

Peter Downsbrough
This film essentially consists of one continuous shot taken from the train window during its stop in the station of Metz, France. By way of prelude, …  AND opens with a fixed camera shot, a straight, razor-sharp positioning - an image of cars driving in the city. Then, we dive into the film by way of a traveling shot from the window of the train...

ARCADIA

Maurits Wouters
ARCADIA is a non-narrative, meditative 70 minute film; the film contains 7 shots; it has one subject: a lake (and his mystic aura) Arcadia is a meditative exercise in watching; the film was made in the context of a PhD about domestic and performative filmpractice; it is funded by Brussels Art Platform http://www.brusselsartsplatform.be/....

FAVORITKA

Alina Zhdanova
Every time the memories are thought back on, they get rewritten into new memories over and over. The experiences that get recalled for hundreds and thousands of times, turn into believes. Recalling and saving the memories, which get renewed and rewritten, one single line of memories could be followed. The theme of work is “Recalling”...

LOST IN TIME

Patrick Bernatchez
In Lost in Time, two parallel narratives intertwine: the first follows a helmet-clad, faceless horse and rider adrift in an indeterminate landscape of ice and snow, quite literally lost in time and space, while the second seems to allude to a strange scientific experiment.  Lost in Time plunges us into perpetual renewal, each ending leading to a new beginning...

MR. PARK'S HOLIDAY

Cel Crabeels
This performative documentary presents a fusion of the key strands of Douglas Park and Cel Crabeels artistic practice. Several of the DP performances are staged and restaged in different places on Jeju Island and the Seoul art world. New footage taken from a range of different contexts converge with local Korean touristic an cultural hotspots...

APPUNTI DEL PASSAGGIO

Raphaël Cuomo - Maria Iorio
Appunti del passaggio introduces a minor perspective to the ways in which the historical phenomenon of migration from southern to northern Europe is represented today, testing the validity of History and exposing it to the first-hand accounts of those who actually made the passage...

A BOY NEEDS A FRIEND

Steve Reinke
Steve Reinke ostensibly turns to the subjects of friendship and intimacy in "A Boy Needs A Friend", in particular investigating the notion of queer Nietzschean friendship...

ALONE TOGETHER, THE SOCIAL LIFE OF BENCHES

Esther Johnson
Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches illuminates the thoughts and memories of frequent users of two public spaces in London: General Gordon Square, Woolwich and St Helier Open Space, Sutton...

AS SOL TO EVA

Teresa Cos
The appropriation of the famous letter that Sol LeWitt wrote in 1965 to artist and friend Eva Hesse is at the center of this work. In what seems to be a Skype conversation with a distant friend -wearing a t-shirt printed with LeWitt’s hand drawing as it appears on the manuscript- the letter becomes a two way pep talk in the mouth of an online oracle...

BIDONS JAUNES

Jan Vromman
The Lubumbashi metropolitan area, second in economic importance to Kinshasa and the second largest town of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has a population of about five million. The town grew fast—all too fast. Once the era of colonialism ended, the mining industry continued to draw people...

DEAR LORDE

Cooper Battersby - Emily Vey Duke
Bone collector Maxine Rose, a 14 year old teenage girl, is looking for validation from her heroes, amongst them the primatologist Jane Goodall, bishop Desmond Tutu and the New Zealand teen pop Star Lorde. Offering them a gift of language, Maxine Rose stands for the desire to be visible and understood, not unlike the desire of an artist...

EIGHT CHAPTERS IN FOUR MOVEMENTS

Teresa Cos
Eight Chapters in Four Movements is a performance transposed into video. London Bridge is crossed every morning at the same time by thousands of commuters forming a river moving unidirectionally South to North. The scene is iconic and has been impressed many times in the news, films, documentaries, lullabies and poetry...

LILI

An van. Dienderen
In a TV studio a girl named Lili (played by Belgian actress Maaike Neuville) is asked to serve as a so-called China Girl. China Girls, used in cinema history since the 1920’s, are women with Caucasian skin who are filmed alongside a colour-chart in order to adjust the colours of the film. They have no dialogues to memorize or characters to impersonate...

RUNNING AROUND

Ria Pacquée
In this absurdist take on an 'Urban Trail' Ria Pacquée drifts through her hometown Antwerp while intermittently encircling various objects and structures she encounters. A run down kiosk, an artificial hill with a playground slide, a battered metal curb, a hexagonal flowerpot, a concrete ping pong table; all of which would easily disappear in the dense fabric of the urban environment...

STILL HOLDING STILL

Sarah Vanagt
From the early days of photography, we know a series of photographs called ‘Invisible Mothers’. In each of these portraits of young children, a ghostly apparition is seen behind the children...

THE MOVEMENT OF PHILL NIBLOCK

Maurits Wouters
The movement of Phill Niblock is a portrait of dronecomposer, structural filmer and NewYork sixties-icon Phill Niblock. He was one of the personal photographers of Charles Mingus & Duke Ellington. Later on he worked in Judson Dance Theatre and shot a film for Yvonne Rainer. On Niblock's 60th birthday Sonic Youth did a performance in his loft...

THE THINGS (EUROPE)

Florian Gwinner
A tracking shot shows the slow transformation of a room model into a black plain surface, ending up in a roundabout taxi drive meditation. The repetition of variations of the same....

UNTITLED 2015

Peter Downsbrough
As most of Peter Downsbrough’s films, UNTITLED 2015 starts from a pure fascination for a particular location, in this case Louvain-la-Neuve, a university town about twenty kilometres southeast of Brussels, Belgium...

VOICES

Miguel Peres dos Santos
That one is able to speak does not mean that one has a voice. In Voices, Miguel Peres do Santos constructs a comparison between the collective consciousness and a censored archive...

ZOUFS

Tom Boccara - Noé Reutenauer - Emilien Vekemans - Patrick Debaix
The sun is about to rise. Up on the roof Michel sees everything, hears everything and feels everything. The view is beautiful, time is passing by. Down in the city, seven extraordinary characters go through the day. Here comes the moon now and it looks like a banana!...

A SONG OF LONGING

Wendy Morris
A story of a search and a song. It is three hundred years since the artist’s family fled France when she returns to the villages in which they once lived. She walks a circle around these three small villages looking for a memory of their absence. She pays attention to the less obvious. She looks for clues in the weeds that grow on the verges. She listens for sounds that are missing....

ASTROLOGY OF A FRIDAY

Teresa Cos
The film was shot in the General Assembly Room of the Province of Limburg’s Government Building, where on the 7th of February 1992 the signing ceremony of the Treaty on European Union (the Maastricht Treaty) took place...

BETWEEN FLASHBACK AND DÉJÀ-VU II

Krassimir Terziev
Two cameras are watching each other. One of them - fixed on a tripod overseeing a wide panoramic view of Sofia from high viewpoint, the other one - mounted on a drone seeking the location of the first one in a close-up on the facade of a building....

CAPE GROUND

Lukas Marxt
Cape Ground appears in the Anthropocene. Man has become one of key factors influencing biological, geological and atmospheric processes on Earth. The Bosporus as connecting piece of inner Eurasian border....

CIRCULAR INSCRIPTION

Lukas Marxt
A mountain range on the horizon separates the cloudy sky from the dusty desert soil of the El Mirage Dry Lake, with the sounds of a distant roar. In the long shot, the gaze shows a detail of the Californian Mojave landscape, whose static panorama forms the referential and also material background for Circular Inscription...

DE LOIN PARALLELE

Bernard Gigounon
This work shows three enigmatic individuals throwing rocks into a river. They can be seen as children, as protesters, as thugs, or as dancers. The river absorbs the shocks effortlessly, each collision vanishing through a thousand wrinkles as soon as the act has run its course, a powerful but fleeting spectacle....

DIE RUINEN VON EUROPA

Ira A. Goryainova
In a European union torn into several pro- and contra sides, facing a refugee crisis and in the same time the rise of the right, daily bombed by a plethora of opinions, fast food newsflashes and a continuous stream of images, a certain group of people resigns and looks at it all from the sidelines...

EGO

Nicolas Provost
After a dizzying trip through the cosmos we see how an astronaut is flung into space. Rudderless, irrevocably heading for the eternal black hole. The images originate from existing films such as Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, the soundtrack offers no redemption. A dystopian vision of the future?...

FABRICA/BRIGHTON - DAY 10 RELOADED

Claude Cattelain
Tirelessly pushing the waves to attack the shore....

GHOST DESCENDING A STAIRCASE

Daniel Kötter - Krassimir Terziev
Ghost Descending a Staircase is a video work, one of the results of the collaborative research undertaken by Krassimir Terziev and Daniel Kötter in the urban peripheries of Berlin and Sofia in 2016...

HOME

Pieter Geenen
On the walls of the local Belgian Club in Delhi, Ontario (Canada) hangs a banal painting portraying Saint Catherine's Square, a square in the heart of the Belgian capital Brussels. Depicting this specific place the painting evokes the memory connected to it for the many Belgian immigrants in this particular Canadian region, which helps defining and enhancing the community's identity...

MADNESS AND OTHER TALES

Grace Schwindt
The fragility of the human body is addressed in Madness and Other Tales, a live performance in which soprano Lisa Cassidy and Vertixe Sonora Ensemble perform a new score written by Grace Schwindt. This piece is based on the 'Aria of Madness' from Gaetano Donizetti’s 19th-century opera 'Lucia di Lammermoor'...

MIRADOR

Pieter Geenen
Around the southernmost tip of Europe, the European and African continent almost seem to touch. That's why the Strait of Gibraltar is an important migration route, not only for the migratory birds spotted there, but also for refugees trying to reach Europe...

RADOUB

Claude Cattelain
Trying to collect the wrecks, carried away by the water....

SMOKE

Roy Villevoye
My new film Smoke on which I worked over the past half year or so, tells the story of my very good (Asmat-)friend Ndo, who got blind as a young boy. And how eventually he got new eyesight. It also tells of friendship and efforts made because of this. Of hope and loss. And of confusion dealing with all this and the unexpected paths life takes...

THE MOURNING OF THE SEA

Miguel Peres dos Santos
The Mourning of the Sea was shot at Cidade Velha in Cape Verde in 2016. Located off Africa's northwest coast, this town was the first European colonial settlement to asure slave trade to the America’s. An estimate of 4 to 6 million enslaved persons were sold and sent to the Americas from there, mainly to Brazil. The film, like the city, echoes the deep sadness of the past in the present...

THE NEW DRESS

Jan Dietvorst - Roy Villevoye
A portrait of Sister Majella Hoppenbrouwers who worked from 1956 to 1961 with the Asmat Papuans in the former Dutch New Guinea. ...

THE ROAD BACK

Maurits Wouters
The Road Back is a documentary journey to a time and place that have long been considered lost. The main character tries to find a lost village near a former international railway line where his recently deceased mother spent her youth. The past merges with the present as the filmmaker mixes archival films and close-ups of nature with old photographs...

TO SPLIT OR NOT TO SPLIT

Eric Pauwels
Invited to participate in a residency program in Split, Croatia, in October 2016, the film maker created this "little" video dealing with the theme of exile, expressing his thoughts on the matter in English....

WELCOME TO DAVID WOJNAROWICZ WEEK

Steve Reinke
Steve Reinke celebrates a week-long holiday inspired by the artist David Wojnarowicz, day by day. The holiday's motto: MORE RAGE, LESS DISGUST....