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

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...

INNER ECLIPSE

Charley Case

DEATH FUCKING METAL

Koen Theys
This video is the third and final part of a trilogy, in which Fanfare, Calme & Volupté (2007) was the first part and PATRIA (2008) the second. In all three video works a group of people in uniform are lying around in a state of depression in a spectacular setting...

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...

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...

THE PAINTERS

Nicolas Provost
In 'Long Live The New Flesh' Nicolas Provost adapted a number of horror films. Now he tackles this other genre film. We see drip painters at work, blobs flying around. Form and content spatter from the screen. A film that appears to be modelled out of digital clay, on the borderline between beauty and taboo....

TROIS QUARTS TEMPS, TENTATIVE DE DESCRIPTION D'UN PROJET IN SITU

Thomas Bernardet - Laurent Pichaud
Trois Quarts Temps’ (‘Three Quarter Time’) is a film about a choreography by Laurent Pichaud, ‘référentiel bondissant, pièce pour gymnase et gradins’, which is a work-specific site designed to be performed in type C gymnasiums...

PEINTURE À L'HUILE N°3

Thomas Bernardet
The video camera records the motor of a running car filmed in close-up for 45mn....
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