Ursula Biemann

Swiss artist, theorist and curator Urusla Biemann's artistic practice is aimed at the representation of gender and identity of minority groups in the media, and in peripheral and border areas. Her artistic practice confronts the issues of globalisation, virtual communication, mobility, migration and borders, and the impact of these on communities, gender roles and identities. ...

Vincent Meessen

°1971 - BELGIUM
In the last decade, Vincent Meessen produced captivating photography, interventions in public space and audiovisual works that connect forms of the documentary with performance and fictional elements. Working both solo as collectively, his "experiental" documents reflect on specific situations in space and time and on the process of things taking place and meaning taking shape. ...

Alexander Kluge

°1932 - GERMANY
In fifty years, the writer, theorist, television pioneer and film director Alexander Kluge delivered a critical and substantial contribution to the intellectual heritage of post-war Germany. Being one of the most innovative figures in contemporary cinema, Kluge produced iconic works that playfully melt history, facts and fantasy. ...

Angel Vergara Santiago

°1958 - BELGIUM
The installations, drawings, paintings, videos and performances of Angel Vergara Santiago are a continuous cross-fertilisation between art and life, with additional focus on the particularity of the artist’s position. Using simple techniques as his alter ego Straatman or the gesture of painting, he expresses social and political concerns, trying to inject life into the art circuit and visa versa. ...

Frank Theys

°1963 - BELGIUM
Frank Theys is fascinated by the psychology needed to preserve the own subjectivity in a postmodern world that is levelled out by money and mass media. His writings, installations, films and plays confront this investigation with many personal reflections about cultural diversity, the degeneration of man and nature or about possible technological alternatives. ...

Jan Dietvorst & Roy Villevoye

This duo challenges pre-conceived notions of the cultures they portray, pushing the conventions of the documentary. Anthropological and post-colonial themes deal with topics ranging from the endowment of objects and places with symbolism and meaning to the process of generating stories and making myths. ...

Jayce Salloum

°1958 - CANADA
The artist and curator Jayce Salloum has been producing installations, photography, and media works since 1975. Engaging itself in the representation of cultural, social and political manifestations and other cultures, his work is born out of a variety of critical contexts that references in itself a history of social acts. ...

Jef Cornelis

°1941 - BELGIUM
The Belgian television pioneer Jef Cornelis directed films between 1964 and 1998. His extensive body of work covers mainly the architecture and the landscape of Flanders; the fine arts - including major events such as Documenta 4 (1968) or artists such as Joseph Beuys or Christo - and the medium of television itself; always trying something to add beyond the ‘television experience’. ...

Nicolas Provost

°1969 - BELGIUM
Nicolas Provost’s oeuvre, shown with notable success at international film festivals in recent years, has been described as a working-off of the filmic codes of narrative cinema. His young body of - often visually astonishing - work ranges between the re-presentation of a canon and its subversive dismantlement. ...

Peter Downsbrough

Since the 1970s, the works of Peter Downsbrough - sculpture, graphics, photography, video, film, and books - search for complex associations between architecture, text and typography. Often reducing form to lines and barring colour, Downsbrough explores movement and language in relation to time and space, representing as well as deconstructing urban and industrial space. ...

Peter Watkins

Peter Watkins is one of the main pioneers of docudrama. Since the late 1950s he has been searching for strategies to overcome the passive and hierarchical relationship that cinema and television generally establish with their audience. Most of his films combine dramatic and documentary elements, and he often uses non-professional actors. ...

Pieter Geenen

°1979 - BELGIUM
Pieter Geenen’s work consists of audiovisual impressions of physical space, in relation to time and duration. The world is presented as being in perpetual movement, from which only certain periods or sequences are seemingly captured to recreate reality, creating a sense of repetition and continuity, but also of stagnation. ...

Steve Reinke

°1963 - CANADA
Artist, writer and professor Steve Reinke creates multiple fictions, making his improbable scenarios and appalling fantasies sound completely reasonable. He lures us into complicity, then take us one step beyond, into a region we cannot occupy comfortably. In his videos he deploys an amazing repertoire of fantasies, the accumulation of which evinces an obsession with reality. ...

Herman Asselberghs

°1962 - BELGIUM
The complex relationship between image and identity, seeing and being, is a central given in the research of the theorist, critic, teacher and artist Herman Asselberghs. Transcending conventional notions, his work questions border areas between sound and image, world and media, poetry and politics. ...

Erik Bünger

°1976 - SWEDEN
The Swedish artist, composer, musician and writer Erik Bünger works with re-contextualising existing media in performances, installations and web projects. In his performances, installations and web projects, different timelines are superposed, past worlds and present understandings. ...

Eric Pauwels

°1953 - BELGIUM
Although the 'cinéma de mémoire' of filmmaker, writer and lecturer Eric Pauwels relates to ethnographic documentary, his works balance on the line of fiction. Questioning the role of the spectator, Pauwels tries to become in his works a subject amongst his subjects. For him, cinema and life should ideally coincide; fiction should penetrate documentary. ...

Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson

°1970 - SPAIN
The installations, public interventions, performances and audiovisual works of the duo Ólafur Ólafsson and Libia Castro explore the ways life, society and the personal are influenced and constructed by socio-economic and political factors. Always using the given place as a starting point, their work is an intimate examination of these themes in the lives of individuals. ...

Ronny Heiremans & Katleen Vermeir

°1962 - BELGIUM
The collaborative work of Heiremans and Vermeir examines the dynamic relation between art, architecture and economy, and its mediation in private and public spheres. Their fascination for space, landscape and architecture is incorporated in videos and installations, in which the notion of ‘displayment’ plays and important role. ...
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