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REPÉRAGE

Herman Asselberghs
Why not remake 'Zabriskie Point'? Michelangelo Antonioni's early seventies film was about contemporary America seen from a distance. ‘Moi, j’ai regardé l’Amérique telle qu’elle m’est apparue, sans savoir ce qu’elle est,’ the Italian director stated, philosophically downplaying his thorough research into late sixties U.S. turmoil...

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....

BRING US TO OURSELVES, MIKHAÏL

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
In an airport somewhere, a puppet of Mikhaïl Gorbatchev gives a monologue in the dark, gripped by the threat of the catastrophe erupting outside. Powerless and unable to react, he awaits the creeping collapse of his world. Bring us to ourselves, Mikhaïl is a video-essay, somewhere in between a fiction-documentary and a filmed puppet-show...

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...

AFTER EMPIRE

Herman Asselberghs
A search for the alternative to an image of meaning, inspired by Antonio Negri’s and Michael Hardt’s ‘Empire’. The insights from this politico-philosophical study on the contemporary world serve as a starting point for a reflection on positive forms of collective resistance and emancipatory representations in times of war...

JACK

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

KAIROS - COMPENDIUM ON THE FUTURE OF TIME

Alexis Destoop
An exhibition version of the film "KAIROS". It was first presented during the 2012 Biennale of Sydney"All Our Relations". Stripping away character and plot from the longer cinema version, it focuses on the speculative universe developed for the film and highlights the background narrative as laid out by different voice-overs...

ARRANGEMENT IN GREY

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
The title Arrangement in Grey is an allusion to the painter James Abbott Whistler, who used it to emphasize the ascendance of abstract over figurative composition...

GARBAGE CITY

Jan Locus
The Zabbaleen (“Garbage people” in Egyptian Arabic) are Coptic Christians who migrated to Cairo 60 years ago and became the garbage collectors of the city.Their family-run micro-enterprises have created one of the most efficient recycling systems in the world...

A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CLARITY

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Teenagers are watching a video on internet while videotaping their own reactions. Fragments after fragments, this loose community express their comments and witness a deep trouble in an ever more invading off-camera space. We are caught between two images: the missing one being watched and the image of the spectator. This ultra thin angle opens a breach on the multiple dimensions of dismay...

... 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...

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...

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...

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...

THE [AS

Peter Downsbrough
THE [AS, shot entirely in the airport of Geneva, Switzerland, is both an observation of daily events in a major transportation hub and a study of the characteristics of this building, which serves several Swiss international and long haul routes to North America, China and the Middle East. Overall, the subdued atmosphere in THE [AS breathes serenity and calmness...

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...

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....

CENTRAL ALBERTA

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Bestgore.com (BG) was created by Slovak-Canadian Mark Marek in 2008. The website hosts explicit photographic and video material of events including murders, suicides, torture, mutilation and horrific accidents. With an estimated 40 million yearly visits, BG is currently the biggest shock site in the world. Through authored opinion and user comments, the website exalts extreme ideas...

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...

CONFUSING DRUM

Jan Locus
In Belfast the night before July 12th – the annual Protestant celebration – massive bonfires are lit in many Protestant neighborhoods.These towering structures, built months in advance, are mostly made up of wooden pallets and car tires with some reaching over 30 metres tall...

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...

ÉCHANGEUR

Rob Jacobs - Anne Reijniers
In the streets of the metropolis of Kinshasa, young Congolese imagine their version of the colonial past. Around an empty pedestal that once carried a Belgian monument emerges an imaginary city where archival footage, artistic performances and present-day Kinshasa interact...

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 back the waves attacking 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...

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 NOTHING THAT IS…

Ken Kobland
THE NOTHING THAT IS, comes out of the environment of our streets, these days; the 'virtual', 'other reality' which inhabits them. In the midst endless mining and searching for data, for information, for what's hidden (conspiratorially) in the everyday... It's bounded by 2 quotes (always words, I need them, what else can i say). One from a Wallace Steven's poem and the other from Robert Frank...

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....

ARMAGEDDON VALLEY

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
In modern-day Israel a mythical place exists where according to the scripture the end of the world will occur. Pilgrims wander the site in search for clues to answer their questions, and impart their own perception of this disputed land....

EVIDENCE

Jan Dietvorst - Roy Villevoye
Evidence is a split screen film that combines disparate footage used in previous works. The film spans almost twenty years of artistic collaboration and it includes sequences from Us/Them (2001), The Bishop & The Doctor (2002), Propeller (2004), Winter Prayers (2006), The Gift (2007), The Scrap Iron Age (2008), Pressure (2009), War is Over (2011) and other films...

FOR NOW

Herman Asselberghs
In times of great turmoil, time comes to a standstill. The central two movements in For Now are horizontal panoramas shots and firm, vertical edits. They show shifts of place without the journey. Nature, the wind, movement that occurs all on its own: this would seem to be the film’s real subject matter. The film unfolds in waves...

OUMOUN

Fairuz Ghammam
“Dear Grandma, you’ll be surprised to hear my voice in your language...”. These are the first words in a recorded, spoken letter that was never sent, but was instead played aloud in real time by the Brussels filmmaker to her elderly grandmother in Mahdia, Tunisia...

THE LAST SUPER 8 FILM

Dan Oki
“Last Super 8 film” consists of films shot in this format in the period of some thirty years. Some of the works were immediately conceived as films, while most of them belonged to private recordings...

THE MAKING OF JUSTICE

Sarah Vanhee
"The Making of Justice" is a movie about seven prisoners working on the scenario for a crime film together with Sarah Vanhee. Like the main character in the film, they are all guilty of murder. To shape the story, they draw on their own experiences, ideas and desires...

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS

Michel Couturier
The shipping lane between Calais and the cliffs of Dover is the busiest in the world. This stretch of water is also the favoured route used by illegal immigrants in their attempt to reach the United Kingdom from Calais. The west-east axis of global trade is perpendicular to the south-north axis of migration triggered by war and poverty...

WATCHING WORDS BECOMING A FILM (TXT.FLM #3)

Herman Asselberghs
watching words becoming a film sort of a film this is a film and these are the words watching film a film becoming words sort of word's out word up word ...