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BEWARE PEOPLE

Luc Gobyn
‘Beware People’ is part four of ‘Une Victoire Americaine’. The video shows how the eye of a digital camera tracks the roads for signs of life in a landscape. The running text is derived from the pamphlets, which were dropped from the Afghan skies for the Afghan citizen at the start of the American invasion...

UNDO / REDO VOL. 2

Messieurs Delmotte
Second part of a series of sequences that are the result of a meeting between Messieurs Delmotte and artists with a mental disability. It leads to unexpected situations and poetic performances. Messieurs Delmotte made this performance and video project during an artistic residency at CEC La Hesse (Vielsalm in Belgium)...

CONFETTIS FOETUS MAN

Messieurs Delmotte
A short video performance in which Monsieur Delmotte is packed in a plastic bag, like a foetus in the womb, filled with confetti. Starting with his left arm, he frees himself from the bag and the confetti. This work is part of the series Unidentified Emoticon...

BESTE STEVE

Herman Asselberghs
In ’Beste Steve’ (’Dear Steve’), a man is smoothly dismantling a brand new MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, in a voice-over, a letter is read, addressed to Steve Jobs and signed by the artist. ’Beste Steve’ reveals the irreducible materiality of a tool that symbolises so-called immaterial labour...

THE BRIDGE (2)

Messieurs Delmotte
Delmotte hangs over a bridge near a canal and ‘goes to the toilet’. This work is part of the series 'Rejected videos'...

DOCUMENTA 4

Jef Cornelis
When Professor Arnold Bode thought up Documenta 1 in 1955, his first job was putting West-Germany, arisen from the ashes, back on the international map. When Documenta 4 takes place in 1968 the international art world is entangled in an authority crisis as well, as Roger Raveel indicates: ”worn threadbare”...

A L'OMBRE DE L'HYPERBOLOÏDE

Lucile Desamory
In several respects the films of Lucile Desamory savour of the work by Stan Vanderbeek, who extracted a style of his very own from an amalgam of film, drawings and stopaction animation – and it’s no coincidence that this style became a source of inspiration for the absurd animations by Terry Gilliam...

VIDÉO RELATIONNELLE (1973 - 1974): L'AILE EN CAGE

Jacques Lennep
We see the artist sitting in a garden watching a birdcage. Inside there is no bird however, but only a wing of a black bird. With this registration the artist brings homage to the surrealist painter René Magritte....

THE VANITAS RECORD

Koen Theys
Vanitas is Latin for vanity. A Vanitas painting is a form of a still life consisting of a collection of objects that symbolise the brevity of human life and the transience of earthly pleasures and achievements. Vanitas paintings were most popular in the Netherlands of the sixteenth and seventeenth century...
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LA VIE COMPLEXE

Reinaart Vanhoe
A repetitious experiment made with a found footage-sequence. The image, showing a group of schoolchildren mounting a stairway, is blurred and distorted by wire fencing. The ragged soundtrack, at first totally incomprehensible, gets clearer and clearer as the image gradually focuses. "The complex life shows itself bit by bit to him’’, a French voice reads out at the end....