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AUTOUR DE FILM.CINÉMA: EXPOSITIONS.PROJECTIONS : 1982.1985.1986.1987.1988.1990.1991.1992.1993.1994. 1995.1996.1997.1998.1999.2000 JOËLLE TUERLINCKX

Published by Argos Editions, Brussels & Merz, Gent, 2001, 768 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 29.5 × 21 cm, French / English

Price: €68

“The works of Joëlle Tuerlinckx can be typified as experiments in which destructive and constructive impulses simultaneously redeem each other. That which is destroyed – or gives that impression to be – is readily rearranged. Some of Tuerlinckx’ work is suggestive of images that fell to pieces. And yet, even those are not ruins, unrestrainedly delivered to the hands of time. In this ample volume the artist endeavours to put forward an inventory of her film and video work up to the present day, ’un travail d’archivage en cours’. Soon this book abandons its attempt at drawing up an inventory in favour of an autonomous rearrangement, a rereading of a myriad of videos, films and film fragments, installations and contexts. A very impressive document.”  Argos

#2001 #argoseditions #experimentalfilm #joelletuerlinckx
If Ur Reading This It’s 2 Late, Vol. 3 Tony Cokes

Published by Argos Editions, Brussels, 2020, 40 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 11 × 22 cm, English / Dutch / French

Price: €1 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of If UR Reading This It’s 2 Late, Vol. 3, the first comprehensive solo exhibition by the American artist Tony Cokes in Belgium. In his work, Cokes brings together image, text and sound. This results in thought-provoking video art centered around questions of truth, social justice, and capitalism.

If UR Reading This It’s 2 Late, Vol. 3 shows Cokes’ works on pop and electronic music. The exhibition is named after a Drake mixtape, which underscores the ‘mixing’ in Cokes’ art. The artist does so by quoting various authors: from Aretha Franklin to Morrissey, from Malcolm X to Louis Althusser.

Available as a downloadable PDF here.

#2020 #argoseditions #ephemera #tonycokes
Video’s 1972-1981 Lili Dujourie

Published by Argos Editions, Brussels, 2002, 122 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 24 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of the restoration of Lili Dujourie’s video works by Argos Editions, Brussels in 2002.

“Lili Dujourie made her videos in complete solitude, without a cameraman or a technical entourage. She saw on a monitor what the camera recorded of her from a fixed viewpoint. Her videos were never edited ‘extenuatingly’ afterwards; the video had to deliver the desired image or the work was destroyed. The vulnerability of the making of videos is comparable to the technique of the aquarelle – the touch should show great precision, otherwise the work fails. Mirrors, a mantelpiece, a window, slightly reflecting because of the entering light, a bed with white sheeting: familiar, yet as regards to content strongly layered encompassing ‘signs’ within which Lili Dujourie moved about in a suite of punctual movements, heightened with erotic suggestions and connotations. Time is being lived (in) in these videos – they reflect a conscious undergoing in the spectator of slow actions without finality” Luk Lambrecht

#2002 #argoseditions #lilidujourie