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BIZARRE FIR

Messieurs Delmotte
This work is part of the series The Mental Reason Vol. 1...
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THE LADDER 2 (ALONE)

Messieurs Delmotte
Like in a scene out of a surrealist painting, a lonely ladder is standing in a park and seems to be reaching for the sky. But this illusion is shattered when the ladder drops to the ground. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 2...
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HET KONINKLIJK PALEIS, ANTWERPEN, ICC

Jef Cornelis
For the exhibition The Royal Palace - Builders and Inhabitants that took place in the former Royal Palace in 1970 at the Meir in Antwerp, Jef Cornelis delivers a short but unconventional documentary film. The original 18th century building used to provide accommodation to important rulers such as Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Willem I of the Netherlands (1772-1843) and the Belgian Royal House...

LA DANSE DES QUAIS / DE KAAIENDANS

Rébecca Fruitman
Produced thanks to a range of local partners, the Super 8 Project explores the audiovisual memory of the historic Quay district located in and around the former Port of Brussels...

MAX BILL

Jef Cornelis
Max Bill, an artist who worked with plastics and member of the Swiss ’Zurich Concrete’ group, spent many years investigating mathematical abstractions – and sculpting, in his way, another life. "Is it necessary to say that a mathematical approach to art has nothing to do with any ingenious system of calculation based on ready-made formulas?" he wrote in 1949...
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LAURIEN, SEPTEMBER 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...

BEAUTY PLUS PITY

Cooper Battersby - Emily Vey Duke
The contemporary fables of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby propose that existence is abject, farcical, and messy. In their richly textured videos, Duke and Battersby employ live action footage, scavenged images, and simple animations to create episodic structures that evince a simultaneously utopian and dystopian world view...

THE GARDEN

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte, hidden under a table (laid out for dinner), stands up and throws about the table. This work is part of the series Facts and Gestures Vol. 1...

(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...

IJSBREKER 19: VERZAMELEN VAN KUNSTVOORWERPEN

Jef Cornelis - Johan Cloetens - Jackie Claeys - Mark De Geest
An episode of ‘Ijsbreker’ around the collection of artefacts (like Japanese Netsuke and swords, miniatures and sculptures), in which the opinions of a number of collectors, traders and art historians meet in real-time...