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ROBERT, OCTOBER 2001

Manon de Boer
From her dozens of portraits, Manon de Boer chose two, ’Robert, June 1996’ and ’Laurien, March 1996’, which she would - and still does - portray over an over again: the same individuals, in the same position, and within the same visual frame...
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THE HUNDRED VIDEOS 02. FAMILY TREE

Steve Reinke
Lately I’ve had reason to prepare a list of my sexual partners. Though I am young, the list is fairly substantial....

'SUB-'

Hans Op de Beeck
This video installation, a 3 by 2.5m film projection, provides us with a view to an escalator in an endless downward movement. The cold, self-reflecting strips light slides towards us over the stairs, and betrays a downward movement. In this symmetrical image only the metal of the escalator stairs can be seen: no actors, no props...

BLOOD & CINNAMON

Steve Reinke - Jessie Mott
Forest creatures gather to witness a possibly diabolical birth. The cartoon animals, discuss, diagnose and speculate about their clinical pictures and psyches. The animated figures turn around and shift in and out of the frame. Text and watercolor line drawings by Jessie Mott, animation by Steve Reinke. The follow-up to ’Everybody’, their previous collaboration....

BIËNNALE SINT-NIKLAAS

Jef Cornelis
For the 14th episode of “Zoeklicht” (Searchlight) on BRT (Belgian Radio & Televison), Jef Cornelis and his team visited the 2nd Biennial of Sint-Niklaas. With his well-known critical stance towards the institutional management of art, Cornelis guides us through the open-air sculpture exhibition in the city park of Sint-Niklaas...

REEL TO REEL

Teresa Cos
Accompanied by a solemn chant - which slowly becomes the feedback sound of a distorted guitar in loop - the miniature boats of the Mini-Europe theme park in Brussels appear one after the other, seamlessly. The models fade into each other intersecting reflections of great European landscapes, leaving the way to an eerie underwater world...
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ANDY - NOVEMBER 8, 1996

Steve Reinke
‘Andy’ is a combination of a documentary portrait and amateur porn video. As Andy masturbates in his beautiful apartment, he describes in voice-over the process of decorating his house....

DAGBOEK VAN EEN KRANKZINNIGE

Jef Cornelis
“Dagboek van een krankzinnige” (Diary of a Madman) is a television adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s eponymous short story. This classic story of modern Russian literature consists of diary entries from Aksenty Ivanovich Popryshyn, a low-ranking civil servant who lived under the repressive government of Tsar Nicholas I...

ARRANGEMENT IN GREY

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
The title Arrangement in Grey is an allusion to the painter James Abbott Whistler, who used it to emphasize the ascendance of abstract over figurative composition...

NIELE TORONI

Jef Cornelis
While in the mid-1980s in South quarter of Antwerp work a museum of contemporary art was being set up, a series of private art galleries opened their doors in the same quarter. In the gallery of Micheline Szwajczer an exhibition was on with new works by the Swiss artist Niele Toroni. Cornelis presents a detached overview of the works—comment and soundtrack are missing...