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...

INNER ECLIPSE

Charley Case

(DIS)LOCATION

Meggy Rustamova
'(dis)Location' is a many layered film making use of photography and voice over to reveal a narrative beyond the personal and the universal. The video '(dis)Location' focuses on the dynamic between audience and author, language, interpretation, the duality between reality and fiction, storytelling and visual narration...

THE RABBIT AND THE TEASEL

Els Dietvorst
In a world where petty opinions, hysteria, commotion and emotion have become the norm and neo-liberal humanity is rapidly losing sight of the path to happiness, The Rabbit And The Teasel is a breath of fresh air. Fiction and autobiographical elements mingle in a lyrical tale that drags the viewer into a universe of beauty, death, and decay...

FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING

Els Dietvorst
A documentary film about Dietvorst's project 'The return of the swallows', which started in 1999 in the Anneessens district, close to the South station of Brussels. Fascinated by this 'transit' neighbourhood and the local population, the artist started a new project...

THE DARK GALLERIES

Nicolas Provost
A fascinating hall of mirrors through a montage of film noir scenes where the actors face a painted portrait. This perfect blend of cinema and painting was commissioned to supplement a book study. Provost exploits the rules of editing to create an imaginary museum visit...
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QUOD

Alexis Destoop
‘Quod’ is based on medical macro pictures of the eye. Through animation techniques the inner depth of the perceived “object” was accentuated. Then the animation was integrated into a 3D model, which was conceived as an unfolding surface. Contradictory principles are bundled together in a slowly transforming dynamic, a hypnotic dance of micro movements....

ORIENTATION

Eitan Efrat - Sirah Foighel Brutmann
In the center of "Orientation" is an environmental sculpture of white concrete made by the Israeli sculptor Dani Karavan in 1989. The sculpture, which is situated on the highest point of Tel Aviv, is dedicated to the builders of the city – also called the White City...

KLAW

Charley Case
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