The event that, without a doubt, marked the beginning of the new century in popular consciousness and is a benchmark for the mass media is 9/11. Asselberghs’ film questions why we should want to embark into the new century with such a destructive and spectacular image and proposes to opt for a more redemptive and emancipatory moment with little spectacle value but more political potential, 2/15 the day the world protested against the US government’s decision to invade Iraq. At the crossroads between poetry and politics, Asselberghs’ film urges us to consider the multiple implications of media images in our society as well as to imagine what the possibilities might be for an alternative media landscape.

Black box, 2009 Herman Asselberghs © the artist(s) & producer(s)Black box, Asselberghs Herman, 2009. Courtesy the Artist  
  • Color system PAL
  • Color b&w
  • Year 2009
  • Duration 00:12:00
  • Languageinfo
    Spoken: English UK
  • Artists