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

GUIDE DE POLITESSE À L'ATTENTION DE NOS FORCES DE L'ORDRE

Charley Case
In the streets of Tokyo, a young guy is handing out flyers to the passers by. We are not informed for what company or goal he is distributing these. However how polite, however how friendly – and hard! – he is trying, no one of the people passing by in this very busy avenue are accepting his pamphlets. Or is he succeeding in the end?...

ON DIRAIT UNE CAROTTE

Charley Case

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...

... BECAUSE SUPERGLUE IS FOREVER!!!

Johan Grimonprez
'... because Superglue is forever!!!' is the pilot version of 'How to rewind your dog', a project of Grimonprez that explores the history of happy endings. The script is based on a casting session in Los Angeles where children act out love scenes from films, advertising spots and YouTube videos. It is a low-budget shoot filmed entirely on iPhones, in reference to online vloggers and Facebook...

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...

THINK ABOUT WOOD, THINK ABOUT METAL

Manon de Boer
In a series of films in which we discover the portrait of a woman, Manon de Boer prolongs her experiments during the meeting with Robyn Schulkowsky. In Italy and then Germany, the rotation of the lens leads us in a false loop where the visible is metamorphosed by the audible...

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...
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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....
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