MEDIA LIBRARY

The Argos Media Library is constantly expanding. Currently, it contains approximately 2500 audiovisual works and more than 4000 publications, the most extensive collection of its kind in Belgium. The audiovisual part of the collection can be called conceptual, documentary-oriented and essayistic. The publications are academic and analytical in orientation. Here were invite you to browse through our audiovisual acquisitions of the last years.

ACQUISITIONS 2007-2010

DEAD SEA DRAWINGS (PART 01)

Edith Dekyndt
Edith Dekyndt’s project Lot’s Wife (2009), of which the film Dead Sea Drawings is a part, refers to the fate of Lot’s wife, Edith, as described in the book of Genesis. Ordered by an angel not to look back as they flee the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Edith fails to comply and takes one last look behind her, turning immediately into a pillar of salt...

STAGING SILENCE (2)

Hans Op de Beeck
Hans Op de Beeck's film Staging Silence (2) is based around abstract, archetypal settings that lingered in the memory of the artist as the common denominator of the many similar public places he has experienced. The video images themselves are both ridiculous and serious, just like the eclectic mix of pictures in our minds...

ROND EST LE MONDE

Olivier Dekegel
In the company of a mule and a Super8 camera, a filmmaker walks through the world enchanted by the beauty of all things. Inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi's "Praise of the Creatures", an enlightened contemplation driven by the changing light of seasons....

DANCE

Hans Op de Beeck
In April 2013, at the invitation of the Red Star Line Museum, Hans Op de Beeck made the film Dance in the museum—a quiet, poetical film that is meant to make the public think about migration then and now. No less than 770 persons played the part of Red Star Line emigrants...

THE CHAIR

Grace Schwindt
The artist interviews her grandmother about her experience of he occupation of Berlin in 1945....

2. LE GÉNÉRATEUR D’ONDES ÉLECTRO-PSYCHIQUES

Lucile Desamory
Witold works in a bank during the day but at night, he is building an electro-psychic waves generator. When he tests it, he makes contact with the cannibal nurse and with aliens. This will change his life....

WALKER FILMS

Thomas Bernardet - Florent Mulot
Walker is a series of video essays that document contemporary architectures. Each film is based on improvised shots by two cameramen walking through a specific construction, using only one camera. As they progress, the walkers exchange the camera, observing and filming the space around them and each other...

THE CONTENT OF THE STATE

Grace Schwindt

TENANT

Grace Schwindt
In Tenant, the family home becomes the stage to re-enact a scripted dialogue that takes as a starting point a story about Mrs. Schumacher who was the lodger of the artist's grandfather in Berlin during the Second World War. She was a communist and helped Vladimir Lenin travel from Switzerland to Russia in 1917 after the February Revolution broke out...

PEINTURE À L'HUILE N°3

Thomas Bernardet
The video camera records the motor of a running car filmed in close-up for 45mn....
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