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Silent Elections, 2009 Sarah Vanagt © the artist(s) & producer(s) Silent Elections, 2009 Sarah Vanagt © the artist(s) & producer(s)

SILENT ELECTIONS

Sarah Vanagt
The power goes off and the screen goes black: one of those innumerable moments of darkness when the buried memories from decades of conflict suddenly resurface. In the streets of Goma, children play at being news correspondents: Congo is preparing for its first democratic elections since 1960...

THE OTHER SIDE

Peter Downsbrough
In his early work Downsbrough was already trying to generate syntax between place and meaning, language and space. ’The Other Side’ shows two aspects of the urbane surroundings: the anonymous commotion of the city centre and the intimate alienation within the flats. A street scene is followed by a long shot of a bickering man and woman, the camera keeps close after them...

MOUVEMENT ACADÉMIQUE

Koen Theys
The images used in this work are scanned from a book called ‘Nues pour artistes’ (‘Nudes for artists’). Using morph-effects and digital multiplication of the image, the figures are moving in a small ‘art-history ballet’. At certain moments they express a kind of classical beauty, but at other moments they become Francis Baconlike monsters....
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THE GLASS WALL

Dora García
Two girls are in permanent contact with each other through an electronic answering machine. Without any visual contact or prior knowledge they begin to sound out each other through questions and fantasy images. Slowly, without giving it further thought, their curiosity evolves into a meticulous role play...

AND ALIGN

Peter Downsbrough
A fixed long viewpoint of a busy intersection is ultimately interrupted by a 180° travelling. A woman is sauntering along the street lines, almost bored. The passing of time is prominent. An everyday environment is rendered as a modernist architectonical environment; order and disorder are shown in observation, and dissected...
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VIDÉO-FIL

Jacques Lennep
In his ‘relational’ video work Lennep investigates into art as an idiom and a structure; how to perceive art and the relationship between art and society. ‘Vidéo-fil’ is a recording of a performance. During a first act Lennep draws an uninterrupted, squiggly line on his face, with a black felt-tip, after which he envelops his head with tape...

PROVISORY OBJECT 01

Edith Dekyndt
Between 1997 and 2004 Edith Dekyndt created a triptych of three short videos in which a soap bubble is stretched between two hands. This is the first part of the triptych, featuring the artists own hands. The shape of the iridescent soap bubble changes and reflects the light in various ways. Using simple techniques, Dekyndt appeals to a poetic dimension....

IDEAS OF ORDER IN CINQUE TERRE

Ken Kobland
“In November of 2004 I was invited to spend a couple of weeks in Cinque Terre, (a string of towns along Italy’s northern Mediterranean coast). The area is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its exquisite shoreline and the hill towns clustered on its rocky promontories...

KUNST EN CENSUUR (GROOT KEMPISCHE CULTUURDAGEN)

Jef Cornelis
In the spring of 1970 the 24th edition of the Culture Days of the Greater Kempen took place in Hilvarenbeek, in the southern part of the Netherlands, just over the border with Belgium. For the current art events programme Zoeklicht Cornelis made a short television report about the event that features some eminent figures in the world of art...
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FEED BACK PAINT

Pascal Baes
‘Feed Back Paint’ is based on a simple concept people have been experimenting with for several decades: video feedback, or in other words, what happens when a camera films a screen surface in real time, and the signal is sent back to the very same screen. The technique is simple, its behaviour unpredictable...