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

INNER ECLIPSE

Charley Case

THE APPLE EATER

Els Dietvorst
After the six-year project ‘The Return of the Swallows’ Els Dietvorst started this collaborative film project in which she works anew with people from various backgrounds, several loyal followers to go with her she called The New Swallows. In distinct clair obscur constrasts, ‘The Apple-Eater’ shows us the voyage of some people in search for a better world and life...

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...

THE RABBIT AND THE TEASEL

Els Dietvorst
In a world where petty opinions, hysteria, commotion and emotion have become the norm and neo-liberal humanity is rapidly losing sight of the path to happiness, The Rabbit And The Teasel is a breath of fresh air. Fiction and autobiographical elements mingle in a lyrical tale that drags the viewer into a universe of beauty, death, and decay...

BED

Johan Grimonprez
‘Bed’ is an interactive installation, consisting of a continuous projection of an empty bedroom projected on the wall of a house or a building. The scale is almost 1:1 with respect to real life size, creating the illusion as if one is actually looking through a window in the wall of a house...

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...

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...

ORIENTATION

Eitan Efrat - Sirah Foighel Brutmann
In the center of "Orientation" is an environmental sculpture of white concrete made by the Israeli sculptor Dani Karavan in 1989. The sculpture, which is situated on the highest point of Tel Aviv, is dedicated to the builders of the city – also called the White City...

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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