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NOT TORN (ASUNDER FROM THE VERY START)

Steve Reinke
For Reinke video does not place itself in the lineage history / documentary, but in that of dream / art. The video heads off with ghostly, almost surreal archival footage of a dance recital from the Marial Mosher studio, at the Capitol Theatre in Halifax, 1939, to subsequently explore the antagonistic relation between conscience and unconsciousness...
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LESSONS IN BEAUTY (ANTOON VAN DYCK)

Stefaan Decostere
A portrait of Antoon Van Dyck, often called "the Mozart of painting". If there is an enigma about Van Dyck’s character, it is complicated by a scarcity of first hand accounts of him and the almost complete lack of letters by his hand. In the nineteenth century he was often cast, disparagingly, as Rubens’s brilliant but degenerate successor - effeminate, dissolute, irresolute...
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NEED ANY HELP?

Nicolas Provost
’Need any help?’ is about the encounter of two lonesome people. They are both hampered by a chronic lack of time. This  low-budget film is inspired by b-film genre qualities....
nocturne (lampedusa - fort europe), 2006, Pieter Geenen © the artist. Courtesy of Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp nocturne (lampedusa - fort europe), 2006, Pieter Geenen © the artist. Courtesy of Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp

NOCTURNE

Pieter Geenen
On the Italian island of Lampedusa, nighttime has gained a tragic connotation over the past several years. This pile of rocks (less than 20 km2) south of Sicily is Europe’s closest point to North Africa. nocturne (lampedusa - fort europa) captures the island’s schizophrenic, tense nocturnal atmosphere. An infrared camera monitors several spots on and around the island...

THE LAMPS

Shelly Silver
"The Baroness is not a futurist. She is the future."
 Marcel Duchamp The Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven né Plotz, was an unsung member of the Dada Movement. The Baroness was a poet, artist, vaudeville performer, runaway, rabble rouser, crossdresser, and all around public provocateur...

L'ENTARTEMENT DE BILL GATES

Jan Bucquoy
The last ‘entartement’ in a long series by the world famous Belgian ‘entarist’ Noël Godin, Bill Gates’s Pie-in-the-Face....

LA VIE SEXUELLE DES BELGES 1950-1978

Jan Bucquoy
Jan Bocquoy narrates the story of his sexual life to age 28, imagining his conception (parents drunk, the encounter lasting ten seconds) and reporting his first orgasm (at the hands of Eddy, in a beach-side caravan, as they watch Laurel and Hardy), his comparative experiences with girls, and his move from Harelbeck to Brussels...

M'ZAB, STEDELIJK WONEN IN DE WOESTIJN

Jef Cornelis
M’zab, on a couple of cities by the border of the desert in Algeria, proposes an extraordinary architecture of living: in an unwelcoming environment a religiously inspired community has developed a very particular style of living over the centuries. The efficiency of prehistoric habitation construction engineering can still be admired here...

KOEN THEYSLAND

Koen Theys
In 2008, video artist Walter Verdin was asked by CANVAS, a Belgian public TV network, to make a daily opener for the channel, to be broadcasted just before the 8 o’clock news. He proposed to use excerpts of his Title Safe project (link: www.titlesafe.be), which was a cooperation with many other video artists, amongst who Koen Theys...