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

HIGH TIDE

Lukas Marxt
High Tide hypnotically fixes its gaze on a landscape that’s either prehuman or postapocalyptic, but definitely a timeless arrangement in shades of gray — Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. Stiff, dry and dully gleaming like damp tar, they tear a hole between the dark, gloomy sea and the grayish sky...

AU-DELÀ DES ICEBERGS

Xavier Christiaens
Following The Taste of Koumiz (Le Goût du Koumiz) (2003) and The White Camel (La Chamelle Blanche) (2006), Xavier Christiaens now presents Beyond Icebergland (Au-delà des Icebergs), a new free ride into imaginary territories...

THE ALLENS

Erik Bünger
A sound and video installation where a computer program continuously changes between the different vocal incarnations of Woody Allen. Moving from Sweden, a country where we normally never overdub movies, to Germany and being confronted with all these strange, misplaced voices on television and in movie theatres became quite a shock...

RESTRICTED AREA

Wim Catrysse
Restricted Area (2013-2014) shows us a desolate setting in the desert of Kuwait. The installation consists of three linked screens, which makes it possible for visitors to walk around them. This three dimensional triptych shows a landscape littered with warning signs: Restricted Area. No photography. No camping. The army and the oil companies are everywhere, but at the same time hidden from view...

4. DOWN / 6. ACROSS

Ken Kobland
Blocks and squares, a fragmented view from the side into cosy lit up apartments in the big city. Sofas, staircases, lampposts, tables with flowers. Dreamy piano music underlines this literally puzzled view on contemporary living. Suddenly the music and mood switches: we are in a jazzy and dynamic dreamscape somewhat reminiscent of Mondriaan’s masterful ‘Victory Boogie-Woogie...

TWO SKIES

Lukas Marxt
For this piece, Marxt filmed the horizon from a drilling platform in the Gulf of Bothnia (Sweden) at two different times of day: dawn and dusk. In the editing, the artist flipped the images of the extremely dark, mysterious rippling water horizontally in order to stick them oppositely to each other...

ORLANDO'S BOOK

Wendy Morris
At the centre of this film is a book of engravings mentioned in Agnes’ Tales. Orlando, the brother of Agnes, was awarded the book as a schoolboy in the mid-1860s for being 'The Boy Most Liked by his School fellows’. It is a book of engravings and poems about the English countryside and it shows a rather idealized view of English farm life...

UNCERTAIN MENTAL IDENTY(IES)

Messieurs Delmotte
In this compilation of short works, the dandy Messieurs Delmotte delivers a mild critique on the art world by nodding to famous paintings and performances / actions of the twentieth century. At the same time, he also slashes and destroys unknown paintings such as a shoddy still life of flowers...
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