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

RISING FALL

Lukas Marxt
Rising Fall is a three-part study on nature as its spectacle, on what Spinoza termed natura naturans, or “nature naturing.” Something happens without the need of a guiding agent. Filmic images are content to quietly watch and listen and wait. And they expect the same of how they are observed. In other words an immanence of nature confiding a secret...

HIGH TIDE

Lukas Marxt
High Tide hypnotically fixes its gaze on a landscape that’s either prehuman or postapocalyptic, but definitely a timeless arrangement in shades of gray — Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. Stiff, dry and dully gleaming like damp tar, they tear a hole between the dark, gloomy sea and the grayish sky...

IT SEEMS TO BE LONELINESS BUT IT IS NOT

Lukas Marxt
Humans are social beings. But what are they when isolated and lonely? In It Seems To Be Loneliness But It Is Not Lukas Marxt puts himself in this situation by going to a place where human encounters and exchange can hardly be expected. The artist moves through an inhospitable location...

NOTES ON BEING ON THE WAY

Mira Sanders
The film presents notes on “being on the way” from 'Un journal d'un usager de l'espace. Het traceren van op en rond een Heerweg' ('Diary of a User of Space. Tracing on and around a Roman road'), the thesis Sanders is working on to get her PhD in the Arts...

GENTLEMEN TROUBLES

Messieurs Delmotte
This video was realized for the performance 'Problem Child' in 2013. Messieurs Delmotte worked together with Mark Bombastik as a performer and Jessica Broscheit for the realisation, which resulted in a series of performances that were acted out in public space in and around Hamburg, Germany...

RIB GETS IN THE WAY

Steve Reinke
Steve Reinke has long been lauded for his irreverent, philosophical, and often acerbic works, which typically adopt the form of personal essays to wryly bend and reread wide-ranging topics from pop culture to sex to theories of visual perception and beyond...

NELLA FANTASIA

Lukas Marxt
The film begins with an image of impenetrable light gray: fog that doesn’t clear. Or possibly the surface of water? This is accompanied by a synthesizer, which establishes a few points of reference that relate to narrative fiction film: Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind or, though faintly, Kubrick’s Apocalypse Now...

GIRL WITH A FLY

Sarah Vanagt
Girl with a fly is an entirely silent video loop, which source of inspiration is a sound recording of a fly in a church, a sound file that Sarah Vanagt found on the Internet. In Girl with a fly, a young girl enters a church and opens a matchbox: a fly flies up from the little box into the image-loaded space. The girl then starts to record the sound of the fly...

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....

UNCERTAIN MENTAL IDENTY(IES)

Messieurs Delmotte
In this compilation of short works, the dandy Messieurs Delmotte delivers a mild critique on the art world by nodding to famous paintings and performances / actions of the twentieth century. At the same time, he also slashes and destroys unknown paintings such as a shoddy still life of flowers...
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