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

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

Ken Kobland
1. Das KunstKabinett or the Cabinet of Curiosities is a microcosm or theater of the world…a memory theater which provides solace and a retreat for contemplation. 2. The Cabinet of Curiosities is in our heads.3...

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...

(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...

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...

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...

DAS HAUS

Aglaia Konrad
Das Haus is a new work that deepens the exploration of sculptural architecture that Aglaia Konrad conducted with the series of 16mm films Concrete and Samples...

JOURNAL

Eitan Efrat - Sirah Foighel Brutmann
"Journal" follows the production of narratives while piercing through points of view and lenses of three photographers. The film reflects upon the way spectatorship is performed, and how positions are taken in front of images, historical documents and the production of collective memory. "Journal" is a collection of one-shot sequences, filmed in a photography exhibition...

THE NATION

Pieter Geenen
The isolated people of Nagorno-Karabakh are living in a time vacuum since the cease fire of 1994. They live in a de facto independent country, but remain unrecognized as such by the international community. This area is still subject of an unresolved and long forgotten conflict which is the result of the collapse of the Soviet Union...

HERE... HERE, IT IS NICE

Ailien Reyns
This experimental portret is the result of a co-creative process between Aïlien Reyns and Lucas, an undocumented Roemanian homeless in Brussels. In the film, the position and perception of the refugee towards both his homeland and his land of refuge is audiovisually represented....
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