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LA COLLECTION QUI N'EXISTAIT PAS

Joachim Olender
In June 2011, Herman Daled decides to sell off his collection of conceptual art. The MoMA in New York has proposed to buy it from him. A man looks back at his past, and that of an aesthetic and philosophic movement that marked the second half of the twentieth century. Exploring this movement, the film has chosen to hold up a mirror between a man and a philosophy....

DE VENNOTEN / LES SOCIÉTAIRES

Vincent Meessen
In Kino, an ancient forgotten colony, King Chour has just passed away. Which of his two sons, Talou or Oumarou, will take his place on the throne ? An African fairytale format is brought in to corrupt documentary imagery, revealing its multiple, related meanings...

CHANSON, LIED, SONG

Cel Crabeels
The video shows an old lady in a home for the elderly. She sings the story of her own life, in improvised, rhyming phrases. Echoes from another age, language mosaics from an animated past receive an anachronous echo through added electronic sound collages, as a collision of time, memory and sound. The music is by Ederen Tatio / Stefaan Vinckevleugel....
I, Y, AND, Peter Downsbrough, 2010 © the artist & producer I, Y, AND, Peter Downsbrough, 2010 © the artist & producer

I, Y, AND

Peter Downsbrough
The camera travels through the outer areas of Barcelona, moving slowly through tunnels, along roads, on the water and elsewhere, blending travelling and fixed shots. The artists focusses on the infrastructure of the city – piers, docks, tunnels and buildings. Sporadically, we hear the sounds of the city...
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FLASHFORWARD

Eran Schaerf - Eva Meyer
The work of Meyer and Schaerf explores the transitional area between the meaningless and the meaningful, especially the process during which unrelated scraps of meaning move between various possibilities, ultimately converging into a cluster of emotions and associations. At the same time traditional sign systems of language, image and sound are undermined and new relations are proposed...

UNE JOURNÉE AVEC MADAME AKAROVA

Ana Torfs - Jurgen Persijn
For this video work, made in 1989, during their studies at Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design in Brussels, Jurgen Persijn and Ana Torfs worked together for the first time. As they were assigned to make a “video portrait” of someone, they chose Akarova, whose exhibition they had seen in 1988 in les Archives d’Architecture Moderne in Brussels...

L'ÂGE DE SABLE

Charley Case
A young boy is walking in the desert. Is he lost? Filmed in warm sepia colours, we see him dragging a copy of an antique Greek vase. What is his destiny? Under a burning sun, the boy is huffing and puffing himself forward. Will he reach his goal, whatever that one is? The longer the way, the more difficult he finds it dragging the vase through the loose sand. Will he make it or rather give up?...

EUROPLEX

Ursula Biemann - Angela Sanders
’Europlex’, made in collaboration with visual anthropologist Angela Sanders, is a video which looks at the Spanish-Moroccan borderlands. What we can call the border there is not a linear formation...

ROBERT HOUBEN, MINISTER VAN STAAT

Jef Cornelis
Robert J. Houben (1905-1992) was a Belgian Politician and a member of the Christian Social Party (at the time called Christelijke Volks Partij or CVP). In 1969 he was declared ‘Minister of State’ (Minister van Staat), an honorary title granted by royal decree to prominent politicians who made an outstanding effort in public life. In 1980-81, Cornelis filmed Houben in his home interior...