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SOMETIMES, SOME OF THEM, HERE

Marie José Burki
« L’homme peut (…) bien perdre sa qualité fondamentale d’homme, sa dignité humaine. Seule la perte de l’appartenance à une communauté politique l’exclut de l’humanité » (H. Arendt) « because I know that time is always time And place is always and only place » (T.S...

INTERFÉRENCES ET VARIATIONS

Marie José Burki
For this video, I had quite a simple idea: to confront seeing and listening, audio and video, image and voice. First I wrote two fragments. In the final edit, one of them opens the video and the other one closes it. Then I collected fragments of texts, notes and quotations, between which I established a dialogue...

VIVA PARADIS

Isabelle Tollenaere
Viva Paradis captures a moment in a land, Tunisia, in the midst of transformation. From an abandoned luxury hotel and the ruins of Carthage to the traces of the recent revolution. The fighting is over, but what now? From March 10-16, 2011, filmmaker Isabelle Tollenaere recorded the peace following the revolution, by making images of the tourism industry...

GROSSE KLEINE WELT

Marie José Burki
Robert Walser wrote many CV’s – for employers, editors and so on – but we know little about himself. I started from a CV written by Walser, to which I added a line, and I looked for traces of Walser, or rather the absence of them, in the city and region where he was born. I’ve started a sort of antiportrait of Walser, inspired by his novels and other texts...

OMBRE INDIGÈNE

Edith Dekyndt
A flag made of hair was stuck in the ground and filmed on top of rocks on the Diamant coast, in Martinique. There, precisely, on the night of the 8th of April 1830, a clandestine slave boat transporting a hundred African captives washed up on the rocks before being entirely destroyed....

BATTLES

Isabelle Tollenaere
Is a war ever truly over? Battles reveals a past that has not passed, by patiently observing the traces left behind by recent conflicts in the landscapes and communities at four different sites across Europe. A bomb, a bunker, a tank, a soldier – four archetypes of warfare lead us chapter by chapter to places in Europe where conflicts have occurred in the recent past...

HEIMAT

Sam Peeters
Right-wing populism is spreading through Western Europe like wildfire. It is most popular in quiet, white neighbourhoods where people are shielded from different cultures and lifestyles.In this unscripted documentary, Sam Peeters portrays an ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs, which reflects the current European zeitgeist....

„HELLO, MY NAME IS…” …AND… “YES, I´M FINE.”

Gernot Wieland
“Are we holding on to the objects of remembrance – or is it the objects that are holding on to us?”Gernot Wieland links in „Hello, my name is…” …and… “Yes, I´m fine...

LA SCALA

Aglaia Konrad
Modernist architecture is the subject of Aglaia Konrad’s 16mm films but rather than – and beyond – a form of architecture on film, or film on architecture, what her films propose is an investigation into the potential for film to embody the experience of architecture as sculpture...

A FILM

Marie José Burki
In her video works, the Swiss artist and photographer Marie José Burki explores how the visible can be classified, formatted and categorized. Burki sets out from observation and plays with audiovisual codes. The arbitrarily entitled A film wants and doesn’t want to be ‘a film’. Conceived deliberately for a projection room — i.e...

BLESSED AMULETS

Ria Pacquée
As per usual Blessed Amulets is constructed out of images shot during Ria Pacquée’s ‘street ramblings’, the artist’s own term for roaming the streets of cities, of her home country as well as around the world, with a camera and capturing scenes of daily life she finds unusual...

FLÂNEURS

Matthew Lancit
Between film projects and following the birth of his daughter, a Canadian in Paris (Matthew Lancit) must confront his slacker lifestyle and decide if there is something in it worth passing on to the next generation, or if he is better off getting a job...

OPERA AND STEEL

Grace Schwindt
Opera and Steel portrays the dilemma of an ornithologist studying the effects of oil pollution on seabirds. The victims he records symbolise the efficiency of capitalism. Schwindt creates a poignant sketch of the relationship between capitalism and morality – and the individual experience in this kind of setting...

UU

Teresa Cos
"Countless people die everyday, yet those who remain live as if they were immortal." * UU is a two-channel film and sound installation produced during a 12-month residency at the WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels...

AND TO

Peter Downsbrough
We don't know where we are. We're in a car, looking at other cars, roads, structures, tunnels – wasteland. Position? The Global Positioning System informs us, with its horde of satellites, orbiting Earth. Guiding us with its synthesised voice, transporting us, 'translating' us. Telling us what to do...

CURUPIRA, BICHO DO MATO

Félix Blume
Deep in the heart of the Amazon, Tauary inhabitants invite us to listen to the sounds of the jungle, the birds, and animals. However, some weird sounds appear: a creature prowling around the trees. Some of them have heard her, very few have ever seen her, and those who did find her never came back...

FAIRE-PART

Anne Reijniers - Rob Jacobs - Nizar Saleh Mohamedali - Paul Shemisi Betutua
On the eve of postponed Congolese elections, two Congolese and two Belgian cineasts make a film about Kinshasa and its resistance against the legacies of colonialism. The four filmmakers want to tell a story together, but having grown up on other sides of history, they have different views on how to tell that story...

IL CRETTO

Aglaia Konrad
Over the years the Brussels-based artist Aglaia Konrad brought together an enormous archive of images shot in such diverse cities as Sao Paulo, Beijing, Chicago, Dakar, Tokyo, Cairo or Shanghai. In her new film, Aglaia Konrad brings us to Sicily where we discover one of the most extensive contemporary artworks in the world...

IMPERIAL VALLEY (CULTIVATED RUN-OFF)

Lukas Marxt
Accompanied by baleful, alarming, whistlingbooming electro sounds (Jung An Tagen), a speedy drone flight over California´s Imperial Valley becomes a journey in an extinct, abstract, uncanny, hostile landscape: a dystopian science fiction scenario, anchored in the reality of the present. (Source: Michelle Koch, Diagonale 2018)...

INK IN MILK

Gernot Wieland
Ink in Milk is Wieland’s most recent film – a knotted string-figure of histories, fictions and images. Through the flickering vignettes of a schoolboy trauma, visits to a friend at a psychiatric institution and encounters with animals, Ink in Milk exposes the anxious, web-like structures that underpin the tragicomedy of existence...

LA MAZDA JAUNE ET SA SAINTETÉ

Sandra Heremans
A conceptual experiment on what it means to start a film with a black image, develops into a subtle personal essay about the filmmaker. The story of a missionary falling in love with a Rwandese girl, blends with what images and colonial history mean to their daughter....

OBJETS PERDUS TROUVÉS

Mira Sanders
Early 2018, Mira Sanders created Théorie des Objets—a series of inkjet prints and drawings that translate her observations of objects, based on the book Théorie des Objets (1972) by Abraham A. Moles...

OUR AFRICA

Alexander Markov
1960. The USSR starts humanitarian aid programs based on Marxist ideology in several newly independent African countries. For more than 35 years the Soviets expand their influence in Africa. Soviet filmmakers are sent along to document the glorious advance of socialism on the entire continent...

STILL FROM AFAR

Eva van Tongeren
An audiovisual dialogue between the filmmaker and a convicted sex offender. In Still from afar, Eva van Tongeren translates a months-long correspondence between the convicted and incarcerated pedophile Thomas and herself into an audiovisual monologue. The correspondence forces them to adjust their thoughts to the rhythm of each other's letters...

THE BIRDER

Grace Schwindt
The Birder focuses on fragility in a world driven by capitalist logic. In a capitalist society it is easy to forget that bodies are vulnerable and death does not seem to exist – until it happens...

THE MEASURE OF DISORDER

Teresa Cos
The Measure of Disorder follows the trail of the Austrian scientist Ludwig Boltzmann, who is know for his ground-breaking findings about the phenomenon of entropy, but also for his tragic suicide in the village of Duino, not far from the Adriatic town of Trieste...

THE REMEMBERED FILM

Isabelle Tollenaere
In The Remembered Film young soldiers from previous wars are seen roaming the woods aimlessly. They wear the uniforms of the Soviet troops, the Wehrmacht or the American military forces during the Vietnam war. In interviews, they share war memories they can’t possibly have experienced themselves, but which have taken root in their memory...

VICTORIA

Lukas Marxt
The hypnotic wasteland of Southern California (USA) is infused with the free-spirited nature of Easy Rider, the alienation and uprootedness of Michelangelo Antonioni, and the deep transcendence of Werner Herzog. It speaks to us through fragments of dialogues from iconic films, and yet it remains elusive and dissolves into abstract shapes, rhythms, and compositions...

WAKE ME UP AT 4:20

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Emmanuel Van der Auwera’s newest work is a video that uses novel imaging technologies to explore the use of avatars, identity politics and recent internet trends dealing with YouTube celebrities and suicide memes...

APHASIA

Jelena Jureša
Aphasia focuses on the absurdity that arises from the collective silence surrounding crime and the compartmentalisation of historical events. In medical vocabulary ‘aphasia’ refers to the sufferer’s difficulty in finding words or losing the ability to speak...

APHASIA 3RD CHAPTER

Jelena Jureša
The starting point of Jelena Jureša’s interest in the evolution of a narrative constituting the final episode of Aphasia is a single photograph, which is never shown in the work, but its presence is almost tangible, heavy, almost to the point of materialising before our eyes. We identify it in speech, we identify it in motion. It is heard, but not directly seen...

ATOMIC BOMB LOADING PIT

Lukas Marxt
The video reveals an Atomic Bomb Loading Pit in Wendover, Utah (USA), which was used during WWII to practice the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We hear a voice over, reading parts of the unclassified 37 pages user manual "How to build an Atomic Bomb Loading Pit", which was released and distributed in June 1946....

BABEL

Meggy Rustamova
The video begins with a still frame of an elderly woman – serious and pensive. She tries with difficulty to recall a few words of a language which is familiar to her ears, her native language: Assyrian. Like the mythical city of Babel, this neo-Aramaic language was born in former Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq)...

BILE

Ira A. Goryainova
"How thin is the human skin? What does it hide behind? The leather bag of apocalypse."Bile is an introspective essay on the notion of the human body as political metaphor. Layer-by-layer the film digs down in order to reach answers to the proposed questions: what is body, what is illness and finally, what is death...

DISCONNECTION

Sam Peeters
It’s been more than 10 years since the financial crisis wreaked havoc across the globe. Shrouded in mystery, the financial sector is most notable by its expensive office buildings scattered around metropoles. Shot at La Défense, Paris, this film contemplates corporate architecture and its effect on, and significance for, society...

DIVINATIONS

Sarah Vanagt
What kind of futures can be read in the impersonal fragments of our reality? It’s a question that inevitably gains attention and importance when it’s posed to those who the future, pre-eminently, belongs to...

NUIT DEBOUT (INSTALLATION)

Nelson Makengo
darkness > in the depths of the working class neighbourhoods, in the absurdity of the rubble of endless nights,night > in this nocturnal shipwreck of the physical and symbolic power cut,resistance > abandoned to itself like a motherless chick, like a pot without a lid, like a house without a window, without a door, like a door without a lock, like a lock without a key.....

STAGING SILENCE (3)

Hans Op de Beeck
Staging Silence (3) is the third and final installment in a series of autonomous art films, all realised according to the same principles. In the three films, two pairs of anonymous hands construct and deconstruct fictional interiors and landscapes on a mini film set of just three square meters in size...

WAITING WORKING HOURS

Ben De Raes
In a street in Brussels, day laborers are looking for a job for one day. Gathered in small groups, they wait for hours until a white van picks them up. They get dropped off at a construction site or field. Employers pay small salaries and no social security is provided. With their personal testimonies Waiting Working Hours wants to give a voice to these clandestine workers...

YOU WERE AN AMAZEMENT ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN

Cooper Battersby - Emily Vey Duke
You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born is a visually stunning film that follows a woman through a life characterized by damage and loss, but in which she finds humor, love, and joy. With a score that follows the span of Lenore’s life, from her birth in the early 70s to her death in the 2040s, the film takes us from moments of harrowing loss to those of poignancy and dark humor...