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

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...

(DIS)LOCATION

Meggy Rustamova
'(dis)Location' is a many layered film making use of photography and voice over to reveal a narrative beyond the personal and the universal. The video '(dis)Location' focuses on the dynamic between audience and author, language, interpretation, the duality between reality and fiction, storytelling and visual narration...

NOTES ON BEING ON THE WAY

Mira Sanders
The film presents notes on “being on the way” from 'Un journal d'un usager de l'espace. Het traceren van op en rond een Heerweg' ('Diary of a User of Space. Tracing on and around a Roman road'), the thesis Sanders is working on to get her PhD in the Arts...

ARCADIA

Maurits Wouters
ARCADIA is a non-narrative, meditative 70 minute film; the film contains 7 shots; it has one subject: a lake (and his mystic aura) Arcadia is a meditative exercise in watching; the film was made in the context of a PhD about domestic and performative filmpractice; it is funded by Brussels Art Platform http://www.brusselsartsplatform.be/....

JOURNAL

Eitan Efrat - Sirah Foighel Brutmann
"Journal" follows the production of narratives while piercing through points of view and lenses of three photographers. The film reflects upon the way spectatorship is performed, and how positions are taken in front of images, historical documents and the production of collective memory. "Journal" is a collection of one-shot sequences, filmed in a photography exhibition...

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...

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...

A FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH OSCAR

Mira Sanders
The video A First Encounter with Oscar is a reconstruction of Sanders’ physical encounter with Oscar Niemeyer’s Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripolis, Lebanon. In the image, Mira Sanders’ body and camera play with the lines the architect has drawn. The diptych editing confronts the various points of view, engages them in a dialogue and creates an imbalance...
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