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

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...

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...

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...

KAIROS

Alexis Destoop
Kairos (καιρός) is an ancient Greek word meaning the “right or opportune moment”. The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological time, the latter signifies “a time in between,” a break in the continuity of time, a moment in which something special happens...

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 BLACK LAMB

Els Dietvorst
'The Black Lamb' is an online film project started in 2011 by artist and filmmaker Els Dietvorst.  'The Black Lamb' final unfolds over a three-year period (2011-2014) with seasonal updates. In this fourth and final update, Dietvorst tracks the lives of seven local characters from the Irish countryside, focusing on their work and their relationships with their animals...
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