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TWO SKIES

Lukas Marxt
For this piece, Marxt filmed the horizon from a drilling platform in the Gulf of Bothnia (Sweden) at two different times of day: dawn and dusk. In the editing, the artist flipped the images of the extremely dark, mysterious rippling water horizontally in order to stick them oppositely to each other...

CENTRAL ALBERTA

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Bestgore.com (BG) was created by Slovak-Canadian Mark Marek in 2008. The website hosts explicit photographic and video material of events including murders, suicides, torture, mutilation and horrific accidents. With an estimated 40 million yearly visits, BG is currently the biggest shock site in the world. Through authored opinion and user comments, the website exalts extreme ideas...
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CLEJANI STORIES

Marta Bergman
Since the recent demise of violinist Nicolae Neacsu, one of the star musicians of the Taraf de Haïdouks, the atmosphere in Clejani, a Southern gipsy village in Romania, is drenched in nostalgia. As if Neacsu dragged with him the last remains of a just about bearable world into the hereafter...

ARMAGEDDON VALLEY

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
In modern-day Israel a mythical place exists where according to the scripture the end of the world will occur. Pilgrims wander the site in search for clues to answer their questions, and impart their own perception of this disputed land....

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....
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THE INVISIBLES' PARLIAMENT

Vincent Meessen
The narrative in ‘The Invisibles’ Parliament’ is based on ghost images. Two apparitions emerge from the darkness and lead us towards a still fountain where a crowd is waiting for them. The ‘fountain’ object is here poetically re-visited. Through a series of loose associations, this short film traces the roots of modernity...

CASCADEURS (RIVIÈRES)

Michel François
A waterfall. Now and then a person lets the water carry him down. The irregular gaps between the split-second appearances of the people sliding down underscore the continual flow of the water....

AFTER YEARS OF WALKING

Sarah Vanagt
"After the genocide of 1994, the Rwandan government temporarily suspended history from the school curriculum. The characters in After Years of Walking - children, teachers, genocide killers, students and historians - all find themselves in an uncertain zone between the old history and a new one. The filmmaker found a historical film made in 1959 by Belgian missionaries...
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INCH'ALLAH

Ria Pacquée
An associative mosaic of tiny instances in images and sound, zapping from east to west, from Belgium to Tunisia, from France to Israel, Morocco or Yemen. A reflection of everyday reality. The video shows an important step in the evolution of Ria Pacquée’s earlier work, where she headed out into the streets with a camera, arranging her images around formal elements...
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NA ALLE VLEES: PORTRET VAN EEN WERKWIJZE (JACQ VOGELAAR)

Jef Cornelis
A portrait of the Dutch author and essay writer Jacq Firmin Vogelaar (1944), on the occasion of his ’All Meat’ (1980), a book aiming at nothing less than a thorough deconstruction of recognizable reality in order to set up a new construction with the debris. Vogelaar discusses the philosophy of the fragment, utopia, meat, (linguistic) machines, Francis Bacon...