Production Talk 11: Artist-Run Platforms. A Belgium Phenomenon?
17 - 19 April 2015


Talk and screening program with Belgium initiatives for the production of artist films Auguste Orts, JUBILEE, SoundImageCulture (SIC) and Escautville, moderated by Regina Barunke, Die Kunstproduzenten, and initiated by Dirk de Wit, Flanders Arts Institute

Anouk De Clercq: Thing, 2013, 17 min
Herman Asselberghs: this was before, 2014, 29 min
Koen Theys: Death Fucking Metal, 2013, 25 min
Ria Pacquée: Inch’allah, 2005, 19 min
Justin Bennett: Brunelleschi’s Mirror, 2011, 13:20 min
Justin Bennett: City of Progress, 2008, 11:01 min
Lazara Rosell Albear: Yoko Osha, 2015, 41 min
Salomé Laloux-Bard: Furor, 2012, 17 min

During the past decade, an exceptional breeding ground for artists’ films and videos driven by artists, curators and producers has sprung up in Brussels and other Belgian cities - such as Antwerp, Ghent and Mechelen - within the context of an art field and production context that have become more and more hybrid. They set up initiatives and workplaces where (moving image) projects are being developed, realised and distributed, following the individual needs of the artists and within an atmosphere of reflection and discussion. Beside a 3-days film program, this presentation - as part of the "Production Talk" series of the Kunstproduzenten - introduces four selected Belgium initiatives and discusses - if there is one - "Belgian phenomenon" as well as issues of archiving, conservation and education of and around the moving image.
Funding and Support
Flanders Arts Institute

Justin Bennett: City of Progress, 2008
Courtesy by the artist