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

ABRACADABRA

Lucile Desamory
The first feature-length film by artist Lucile Desamory, ABRACADABRA brings together an array of characters set within a narrative suffused with mystery and intrigue. The film centers on a reporter named Damien, who after winning a Scrabble game is visited by a ghost. He follows her into the dark streets of Brussels until he reaches the closed gates of a big building...

BEFORE THE RAIN (A VILLAGE)

Hans Op de Beeck
On the occasion of the festival Europalia.India and the exhibition Indomania (Bozar, Brussels, September 2013–January 2014) Hans Op de Beeck travelled to the historically important religious centre of Hampi (Karnataka) to make a new video...

LA FESSE NOIRE

Lucile Desamory
In a convent, the punishment by a sadistic nun of a few mischievous school girls takes an unexpected turn...  ...

CLEAN AIR

Grace Schwindt
Clean Air investigates how meaning is projected onto landscapes. For instance, the Alps are linked with power, purity and cleanness, terms that were also used to describe the German identity from the 1920s onwards. Two female performers of different generations react to this mental construction with a choreography of dance, music, costumes, milk and knitting....

FABERMU

Thomas Bernardet - Florent Mulot - Camille Fallet
A collaborative video of Thomas Bernadardet co-directed with Camille Fallet and Florent Mulot. For an exhibition in the Galerie du Tableau in Marseille, each of them brought 100 photographies in digital format and 1 printed photography...

DANCE

Hans Op de Beeck
In April 2013, at the invitation of the Red Star Line Museum, Hans Op de Beeck made the film Dance in the museum—a quiet, poetical film that is meant to make the public think about migration then and now. No less than 770 persons played the part of Red Star Line emigrants...

CELEBRATION (BUENOS AIRES)

Hans Op de Beeck
The video Celebration (Buenos Aires) was made at the invitation of the MACBA (Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires). Op de Beeck went about making this video in more or less the same way he had for his earlier Celebration video (2008), working together closely with a family of migrants from a notorious, crowded slum area in the middle of town...

IN [ TO

Peter Downsbrough

TENANT

Grace Schwindt
In Tenant, the family home becomes the stage to re-enact a scripted dialogue that takes as a starting point a story about Mrs. Schumacher who was the lodger of the artist's grandfather in Berlin during the Second World War. She was a communist and helped Vladimir Lenin travel from Switzerland to Russia in 1917 after the February Revolution broke out...
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