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

THE APPLE EATER

Els Dietvorst
After the six-year project ‘The Return of the Swallows’ Els Dietvorst is starting on a new film project. It is well known that she very much likes collaborating with others. For this new film project she is inviting several loyal followers to go with her in search of ‘New Swallows’. Together with this new project collective she made The Apple-Eater...

ROLL 'N ROLL

Charley Case

... BECAUSE SUPERGLUE IS FOREVER!!!

Johan Grimonprez
"... because Superglue is forever!!!" is a pilot version of "How to rewind your dog", a project Grimonprez is currently working, exploring 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...

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...

I MAY HAVE LOST FOREVER MY UMBRELLA...

Johan Grimonprez
In the spring of 2011, during the Photomonth in Krakow, the artist collective Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin invited Johan Grimonprez to be part of ALIAS, an exhibition with artists who inhabit alternative versions of themselves. An artist and a writer were teamed up with the aim to create a non-existent third persona...

WALKER FILMS

Thomas Bernardet - Florent Mulot
Walker is a series of video essays that document contemporary architectures. Each film is based on improvised shots by two cameramen walking through a specific construction, using only one camera. As they progress, the walkers exchange the camera, observing and filming the space around them and each other...

AUTON

Alexis Destoop
Another little video-object originating from the same medical archive as "Quod", it is - quite literally - a looking into an eye's blind spot. Again, the source material actually represents area of the optical nerve in the iris...

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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