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PULL OVER

Michel François
A person pulling on a sweater. The sweater adopts the contours of the face beneath it without making that face fully recognisable. This gesture describes a spontaneous amalgam of interrelated postures, insights and associations....
Rétroviseurs, Laurent Van Lancker, 2004 © the artist & producer Rétroviseurs, Laurent Van Lancker, 2004 © the artist & producer

RÉTROVISEURS

Laurent Van Lancker
Dakar – Kolda, Senegal. During a car trip from the city to the country a driver and his passengers discuss politics, religion, colonialism and African cinema. The landscape changes while opinions are exchanged, rephrased, fine-tuned. Visual anthropologist Van Lancker makes documentaries which allow him to meet people he can share a little part of his life with...
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VEGETATIVE STATES: AN ATTEMPT TO INSTIL AND MEASURE ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN HOUSEHOLD PLANTS

Steve Reinke - John Marriott
Seductive and eerie, ’Vegetative States’ observes an experiment in which a lush, potted Peace Lily is wired to a polygraph (lie detector) device and is then shown hypnotic art videos, while a technician monitors its responses. This attempt to influence and measure perception quickly morphs into a genre blurring deconstruction of point of view...

LA MORT D'UNE POULE

Jacques Louis Nyst
Recorded in the Nysts’ living-room during a rainy day, this video marks the introduction of colour (in this case green) in the previously black and white universe of the Nysts’ videos. 'La mort d’une poule' shows a top hat held in the air thanks to the help of a stick...

SOLO FOR TUMBLING WOODBLOCKS

Filip Francis
The artist is setting up wooden domino blocks in the Sint-Annatunnel in Antwerp. Then he records a close-up of the blocks tumbling. His experiments with the woodblocks continue in his studio. The succesful pieces he will use again in his exhibitions, which he also records....

WAR IS OVER

Roy Villevoye - Jan Dietvorst
In making contact with this major historical event, the sight of someone who has experienced battle has to be the ultimate outcome. Likewise a film about a cemetery can’t therefore do without the sight of someone dead. The search for unknown soldiers in the battlefield often is undertaken with opposing motivations...
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LOW MEMBRANE

Hänzel & Gretzel
“Human kind is just a 12 inch monitor.” In this video music project with interview excerpts, Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, who defines himself as an “electronic flaneur”, gives us his view on technology and explains how we are seduced and abused by it. As a musician, Scanner collaborated with The Orb, Laurie Anderson and film directors Derek Jarman and David Lynch....
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THE HUNDRED VIDEOS 63. BOX

Steve Reinke
Oprah interviews the father of serial-killer Jeffrey Dahmer live on TV, while Steve Reinke unmasks a lexicon where "very very shy" stands for "queer", "exhibiting unusual behaviour" for "homosexual" and "having feelings of inferiority" for "faggot"....
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THE HUNDRED VIDEOS 86. SEVENTEEN DESCRIPTIONS

Steve Reinke
The guy in the shorts has never had the area between his testicles and anus licked....

A BROKEN RULE

Vincent Meessen
‘A Broken Rule’ is based on a performance realized by Meessen with collaborators in Burkina Faso. The video portrays African men taking turns carrying luminous text plates – often the only source of light in the image – through a nocturnal city...