film

Rebecca Simons

Letters from the Past

film

Letters from the Past
Letters from the Past

film

Fri 06.03.20

An encounter between a granddaughter and grandfather brings long-forgotten memories to the surface. Letters from the Past is a film about sexual abuse within the family and aims to open doors to a wider and more nuanced discussion. Rebecca Simons tells a personal, complex story about clashing realities and memories of a family.

431 (Lietje Bauwens & Wouter de Raeve)

WTC A Love Story

film

WTC A Love Story
WTC A Love Story

film

Tue 11.02.20

In the 1970s, the two World Trade Centre towers crowned the newly developed ‘Little Manhattan’ in Brussels’ Northern District. The project failed, leaving the towers and surrounding area largely abandoned. Since late 2017, the owner of the towers has shown a renewed interest in the area. Closely witnessing the changes from their studio space on the 25th floor of WTC tower 1, Lietje Bauwens and Wouter De Raeve decided to enter the debate by making a film with the actors that claim a voice in the transition.

Jérôme Bel

Rétrospective

film talk

Rétrospective
Rétrospective

film

Thu 07.11.19

Rétrospective is Jérôme Bel’s subjective reflection on his own work. He chose eighteen dance fragments from his video archive. Through meticulous editing, he has used them to reconstruct the development of his thinking about dance. By emphasizing the links between dance and politics, he foregrounds central themes in his work. After the film screening, there will be an extended conversation with the choreographer.

Dan Graham & Glenn Branca

Collaborations (1980-1992)

film talk

Collaborations (1980-1992)
Collaborations (1980-1992)

film

Thu 21.03.19

Dan Graham's work provocatively analyses the historical, social and ideological functions of contemporary culture, including architecture, rock music, and television. Deconstructing the act of viewing, he manipulates your perception with time delay, projections, closed-circuit video, and mirrors. 

Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes

Mitten

film

Mitten
Mitten

film

Tue 15.01.19

The film Mitten follows the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, the performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, based on the six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. This intense creative process of continuously reshaping and honing, characterised by De Keersmaeker’s inexhaustible longing for precision and detail, is reflected in the filmmakers’ patient look at the work of the choreographer, the musician and dancers.

Leslie Thornton, Miriam Rasch & Rudi Laermans

A Philosophers Walk/Talk on the Sublime

talk film

A Philosophers Walk/Talk on the Sublime
A Philosophers Walk/Talk on the Sublime

talk

Wed 21.11.18

The Sublime focus opens with a screening of A Philosophers Walk on the Sublime, a short film by American filmmaker Leslie Thornton. The remarkable landscape of the Swiss Alps inflects Thornton's musings on the sublime, as it may be pursued in nature and photography. The film screening is followed by a conversation on the sublime between philosopher Miriam Rasch and sociologist Rudi Laermans.