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

LE CORPS VERBAL: UN VOYAGE DANS L'UNIVERS DE MARCEL MOREAU (FILM-DÉFILANT)

Charley Case - Manuela de Tervarent - Gauthier Keyaerts
On the occasion of the radio-transmission ‘Le Corps Verbal: un voyage sonore dans l'univers de Marcel Moreau', Charley Case created this pearl of a short animated work...

RIB GETS IN THE WAY

Steve Reinke
Steve Reinke has long been lauded for his irreverent, philosophical, and often acerbic works, which typically adopt the form of personal essays to wryly bend and reread wide-ranging topics from pop culture to sex to theories of visual perception and beyond...

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....

CONCRETE & SAMPLES I: WOTRUBA WIEN

Aglaia Konrad
Concrete & Samples I, II, III is a series of 16mm films on sculptural architecture. What the buildings and site in all films have in common is the idea of ‘architecture as sculpture’ and a very distinct use of concrete that seem to depart from the free form of the whole in a sculptural manner...

THE NATION

Pieter Geenen
The isolated people of Nagorno-Karabakh are living in a time vacuum since the cease fire of 1994. They live in a de facto independent country, but remain unrecognized as such by the international community. This area is still subject of an unresolved and long forgotten conflict which is the result of the collapse of the Soviet Union...

SCULPTURE HOUSE

Aglaia Konrad
In the second half of the 1960s, the Belgian architect Jacques Gillet started the construction of the 'Sculpture House Project' (1967-1968), a private dwelling in the surroundings of Liège, Belgium. A synthesis of structure and form, the architect worked together with the sculptor Félix Roulin and the engineer René Greisch...

L'ÂGE DE SABLE

Charley Case
A young boy is walking in the desert. Is he lost? Filmed in warm sepia colours, we see him dragging a copy of an antique Greek vase. What is his destiny? Under a burning sun, the boy is huffing and puffing himself forward. Will he reach his goal, whatever that one is? The longer the way, the more difficult he finds it dragging the vase through the loose sand. Will he make it or rather give up?...
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