Passages is an exhibition in three parts that concerns the dia- lectic between photographic and moving images in contemporary video art. As such, it explores critical reflections on current issues such as globalization and environment, identity, history and memory. The researchers Alexander Streitberger, Brianne Cohen and Jana Haeckel curated a selection of video works from the Argos collection for Louvain- la-Neuve. With contributions by, among others, Andrea Geyer, Ken Kobland, Els Opsomer, Walid Ra’ad, Shelly Silver and Sarah Vanagt.

Passages – La photographie dans l’art vidéo contemporain is an initiative by the research project ‘Photofilmic Images in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture’ at UCL and the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography (LGC) in collaboration with Argos. It is supported by the FNRS, UCL Culture, and the Centre culturel d’Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve.

Section: Globalization and Environment
Université catholique de Louvain
Place de l'Université 1
B-1348 - Louvain-la-Neuve

Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst - War is Over
2011, 29', color, Dutch and French spoken, English subtitles.
Sarah Vanagt and Katrien Vermeire - The Wave
2012, 20', color, Spanish spoken, English subtitles.
Mara Montoya - Memories of Glory
2011, 12', color, English spoken, English and French subtitles.
Shelley Silver - 5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown
2009, 10', color, Chinese and English spoken, Chinese and English subtitles.
The Otolith Group - Otolith II
2003, 22'20”, color, English spoken and running texts.
Charley Case - Atomic Tree
2006, 3'50”, color, sound.

Section: Identity
Centre culturel d’Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Grand Place, 1
B-1348 - Louvain-la-Neuve

Ursula Biemann - Writing Desire
2000, 25', color, English, German and Spanish spoken, English subtitles and running texts.
Shelly Silver - What I'm looking for
2004, 15', color, English spoken and running texts, French subtitles.
Julia Meltzer & David Thorne - Not a matter if but when ...
2006, 32', color, Arabic spoken, English subtitles.
Avi Shaham & Uri Tzaig - Look at me
2003, 9'40”, b&w, English and Hebrew running texts.
Andrea Geyer – Insistence
2013, 15'25", color, English spoken.

Section: History and Memory
Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve
Place Blaise Pascal 1
B-1348 - Louvain-la-Neuve

Sarah Vanagt - Little Figures
2003, 15'47”, color and b&w, Dutch, English and French, English subtitles.
Walid Ra’ad - The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs
1996-1999, 17', color, English spoken.
Ken Kobland - The Toy Sun
2011, 33', color, English spoken.
Els Opsomer - _imovie(1)_: the agony of silence
2003, 11'58”, color, English running texts.
Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat – Journal
2013, 16'44”, color, sound.
Mekhitar Garabedian – Beirut 1963 / Beyrouth 1963
2003, 2'14", color, multiple language spoken.