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

FOR THE RECORD

Fleur Khani - Ailien Reyns
This audiovisual work offers a contemporary insight in the lives of people in a metropole and researches more specifically the different forms of proximity. Through the images as well as the voice-over, the film aims to reformulate the question of proximity in contemporary urban society...

LE CORPS VERBAL: UN VOYAGE DANS L'UNIVERS DE MARCEL MOREAU (FILM-DÉFILANT)

Charley Case - Manuela de Tervarent - Gauthier Keyaerts
On the occasion of the radio-transmission ‘Le Corps Verbal: un voyage sonore dans l'univers de Marcel Moreau', Charley Case created this pearl of a short animated work...

ROLL 'N ROLL

Charley Case

INNER ECLIPSE

Charley Case

PREHISTORICAL STILLS

Charley Case
Case follows the Brussels-based artist, performer and actor Dirk Hendrikx to his atelier where he performs ‘Prehistorical stills’, an intensive piece of body art involving earth and fire – but also sawdust, stones and a couple of nails. We witness how this singular artist makes ‘paintings’ from the positive imprint of his body....

WE CAME TO DANCE

Didier Volckaert
World Exhibitions are twilight zones in which actual knowledge about the world and exoticism go together with sexual projection and frustration. Till deep into the 20th century, the then superpowers used "Human Zoos" to spread the worldview that “we” are part of civilization, whereas there are others who are not...

PRINTED MATTER

Eitan Efrat - Sirah Foighel Brutmann
"Printed Matter" displays the conflation of private lives and contemporary geopolitics. The evidence comes from Brutmann's father, André, who was, up to his untimely death in 2002, a freelance press photographer covering two decades of Middle East news for local newspapers as well as for International, mostly European, print media...

THIS WAS BEFORE...

Herman Asselberghs
Herman Asselberghs' new film piece adapts the participatory performance of the same name by Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat to a cinematic format. Seven participants take part in a conversation made up only of questions...

KLAW

Charley Case

SEQUENZA

Manon de Boer - George van Dam
sequenza is an experimental film project by Manon de Boer and George Van Dam based on the composition Sequenza VIII for solo violin by Luciano Berio....
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