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ARGOS TV32: Emmanuel Van der Auwera

Missing Eyes (2017) © the artist(s)

ARGOS TV brings new and old works from the ARGOS collection to your personal computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each first Friday of the month, a film will be made available on our website, up for a month, entirely free of charge.

The selected film gets simultaneously shown on a window display at Koopliedenstraat 62 Rue des Commerçants (next to the rile* entrance).

Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Missing Eyes (2017)

Missing Eyes is a single channel video in which a facial recognition and eye tracking software has been used to measure the eye movement and emotional responses of a group of viewers to a video of the terrorist group ISIS. That video features a group of young child soldiers whose « rite of passage » is to penetrate an ancient Syrian castle to find and execute prisoners trapped inside in a perverse version of the children’s game « hide and seek ». The video is highly produced and stylistically shares similarity with Hollywood films and series.