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

ON DIRAIT UNE CAROTTE

Charley Case

FOR THE RECORD

Fleur Khani - Ailien Reyns
This audiovisual work offers a contemporary insight in the lives of people in a metropole and researches more specifically the different forms of proximity. Through the images as well as the voice-over, the film aims to reformulate the question of proximity in contemporary urban society...

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...

PREHISTORICAL STILLS

Charley Case
Case follows the Brussels-based artist, performer and actor Dirk Hendrikx to his atelier where he performs ‘Prehistorical stills’, an intensive piece of body art involving earth and fire – but also sawdust, stones and a couple of nails. We witness how this singular artist makes ‘paintings’ from the positive imprint of his body....

CONCRETE & SAMPLES III: CARRARA

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...

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...

THIS WAS BEFORE...

Herman Asselberghs
Herman Asselberghs' new film piece adapts the participatory performance of the same name by Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat to a cinematic format. Seven participants take part in a conversation made up only of questions...

THE STREETTAPES

Els Dietvorst
These tapes are an impression of the 'live'-rehearsals for The return of the swallows in July 2002 at the Anneessens square in Brussels. These 'live'-rehearsals were an important turning point in the project. All the actors saw each other for the first time. They were assigned to stay in character whatever happened and to challenge each other by improvising...

THE BLACK LAMB

Els Dietvorst
'The Black Lamb' is an online film project started in 2011 by artist and filmmaker Els Dietvorst.  'The Black Lamb' final unfolds over a three-year period (2011-2014) with seasonal updates. In this fourth and final update, Dietvorst tracks the lives of seven local characters from the Irish countryside, focusing on their work and their relationships with their animals...
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