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EVERYBODY LOVES NOTHING (EMPATHIC EXERCIZES)

Steve Reinke
Reinke completed ‘Everbody Loves Nothing’ during his stay as an artist-in-residence at Video In in Vancouver. For this film, Reinke used archival footage from the Prelinger Archive in New York. The seven episodes are linked thematically. Each one takes an archival clip and inserts a narrator who, while speaking in the first person, moves smoothly between the first and third....

THE RESIDENTS

Vincent Meessen
Barry meets Lucy. They’re both artists living in Europe. He’s an American, she wants to be one. He has no visa, she wants dual nationality. There are no amorous feelings between them, just a preoccupation with hospitality, citizenship and art...

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...
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INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL

Steve Reinke
‘Incidents of travel’ is an adventure story in which each exciting incident or episode is relayed as a title. The title is taken from John Stephen’s 1853 novel ‘Incidents of travel in Yucatan’. The soundtrack, which proceeds very slowly, is a stretched version of ’Popcorn’ by Hot Butter. This is also, perhaps, a homage to (or parody on) structuralist film....

TRAVELOGUE 1: THE DREAM OF LEOPOLD II

Stefaan Decostere
Leopold II was Belgium’s second king. And quite a king he was. He owned central Africa as a personal property and tried hard to change the city of Brussels into the most beautiful capital of Europe. He was crazy about travelling (for some well-defined purpose of course) and founded an international geographic society called colonisation...

IDIOT'S BREW

Antonin De Bemels
The videos by Antonin de Bemels are - literally - attempts: explorations of the body and gestures, of rhythm and movement. He is fascinated by the importance of a single image and interweaves all kinds of visual stimuli in a complex associative network by means of the 'scrubbing' effect, the visual equivalent of auditive 'scratching'...

ARPENTEUR

Michel François
A caterpillar is crawling over a geographical map, exploring the borders of the surface....

RUNNING AROUND

Ria Pacquée
In this absurdist take on an 'Urban Trail' Ria Pacquée drifts through her hometown Antwerp while intermittently encircling various objects and structures she encounters. A run down kiosk, an artificial hill with a playground slide, a battered metal curb, a hexagonal flowerpot, a concrete ping pong table; all of which would easily disappear in the dense fabric of the urban environment...
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LIED VAN MIJN LAND - DEEL 1: DAS RHEINGOLD

Frank Theys - Koen Theys
This is the first part of the diptych Lied van mijn Land (’Song of my Soil’), based on Richard Wagner’s operas ’Der Ring der Nibelungen’ and ’Parcifal’. In ’Der Ring der  Nibelungen’, an interpretation of a germanic mythological epic, the composer associates power with the possession of gold...

CONTAINER 01: OVER SENTIMENTALITEIT

Jef Cornelis
On the occassion of ‘het ontroerparcours’ (course of emotions), a series of articles in which a number of Flemish people were questioned about their subjective definition and experience of ‘emotion’, the Container-panel decides to investigate the term...