Richard Serra's first feature film from 1968. The film shows a single shot of Serra's hand repeatedly opening and closing, trying to catch chunks of lead dropping from above. Famed minimalist Richard Serra, perhaps best known for his site-specific sculptures, has created works that span the mediums, including drawing and video, and that cross the continents from America to Asia. The single most important characteristic of his art is its pure physicality; the presence of his work, either because of materials or the site, is always insistent and, at times, unsettling. Frequently using industrial materials, Serra's sculptures evoke a sense of rawness while their towering heights and simple lines forcefully transgress into the viewer's space.

1968 / 03:01 / USA

MAKE/REALVirgil Widrich
Virgil Widrich

A surreal montage of science fiction films about the public image of the robot, collected for the exhibition "Robot Dreams" at the Kunsthaus Graz and the Museum Tinguely, Basel. Multimedia artist, filmmaker and director Virgil Widrich is known for his conceptual and meticulously crafted film montages. His filmography is a long one, reaching back to his teenage years.

2010 / 04:55 / AT

The Loop chair-Willy GuhlIota - Eternit
Willy Guhl

The LOOP Chair was designed in 1954 by Swiss modernist Willy Guhl, and it is an iconic design known throughout the world. The LOOP Chair is manufactured in Switzerland from the high performance composite material Fibre Reinforced Cement [FRC]. FRC possesses an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making the LOOP Chair suitable for a wide range of environments - from weight-restricted roof terraces, to interiors, to public spaces.

2013 / 05:48 / CH

BLUE (part 1)Derek Jarman

Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings associated with the colour blue.

1993 / 10:00 / UK


Two Weeks – Two Minutes, a film and a book, explores the double page format and the notion of time in both media. During a two week residency at the Center for Book and Paper Arts (CBPA) in Chicago, Judith Poirier printed simultaneously on paper and 35mm clear film stock using letterpress. Every hour during her stay, she systematically wrote down what she was seeing, hearing or doing, trying to capture a snapshot of time. These observations were set directly on the press, at the rhythm of a spread a day, using the CBPA’s collection of metal and wood type. The letters, stereotypes and ornaments printed on celluloid generate the animation as well as the soundtrack of this two minute film. Each spread of the 24 page book produces 10 seconds of film for a total of 120 seconds (2 minutes). For the digital transfer of the printed celluloid, the frame was turned 90° recreating the vertical format of a book and the horizontal movement of reading. Edited as two vertical screens side by side, the film mimics the format of its book companion and suggests a different reading experience.

2013 / 02:35 / CA

PRAVDA, La ServireuseGuy Peellaert & Gallien Guibert
'PRAVDA, La Servireuse'

Belgian advertising illustrator Guy Peellaert was one of the first cartoonists to embrace Pop Art and incorporate Andy Warhol's appropriation of mass market iconography into his work. His first comic, Les aventures de Jodelle, (Jodelle's likeness based after yé-yé chanteuse Sylvie Vartan) appeared in 1966, swiftly followed by 'Pravda la Survireuse' (her visage modelled after Françoise Hardy) for the magazine 'Hara-Kiri' in 1967. Peellaert recently art directed this animation, based on 'Pravda'. The animation was made by Gallien Guibert.

2008 / 02:46 / BE

Rug op '81Jacobse en Van Es
Jacobse en Van Es

De Tegenpartij werd in 1980 opgericht door de Haagse 'vrije jongens' F. Jacobse en Tedje van Es, personages van de briljante tv-makers Kees van Kooten en Wim de Bie. De Tegenpartij was een fictieve partij en bedoeld als parodie op het populisme uit die tijd. In het bijzonder werd de draak gestoken met de angst voor buitenlanders zoals die destijds werd vertolkt door de Centrum Partij van Hans Janmaat. Eén van hun meer radicale partijpunten was een herindeling van Nederland op basis van ras. Ook toen begreep niet iedereen dat het een parodie was. Tot schrik van Van Kooten en De Bie werd De Tegenpartij zo populair dat uit opiniepeilingen bleek dat de partij ook echt kamerzetels zou kunnen veroveren. Bovendien nam de Centrum Partij slogans en punten uit het partijprogramma van de Tegenpartij (Rug Op '81) over. Van Kooten en De Bie besloten daarom er mee te stoppen: Jacobse en Van Es werden neergeschoten bij een coupepoging (maar ze zijn later nog wel in Zuid-Amerika gesignaleerd).

1980 / 04:08 / NL

La Pluie, projet pour un texteMarcel Broodthaers
La Pluie, projet pour un texte

La Pluie (The Rain) was filmed in the garden of the rue de la Pépinière during the Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, Section XIXe siècle period. The backdrop is a brick wall on which the words DEPARTMENT OF WATER are written in whitewash. This was one of the three films Broodthaers made in the same location. The others were La Pipe and La Satire. Sequences from La Pluie appear in certain versions of Un voyage à Waterloo and La Discussion inaugurale. The film shows Marcel Broodthaers trying to write while the rain constantly washes away the ink. In the final scene, during which the artist gives up and drops his pen, the inscription “Projet pour un texte” (Project for a text) appears. The film formed part of the Cinéma Modèle and Rendez-vous mit Jacques Offenbach programme and was projected at many other film showings during Broodthaers’ lifetime, including “Film als Objekt - Objekt als Film”, “Salle Lumière”, “Films, dias et photos”, and “Actualité d’un Bilan”.

1969 / 02:11 / BE

Iris Apfel dresses for Mr MatisseTate Shots
Iris Apfel dresses for Mr Matisse

Interior designer and fashion doyenne, 94-year-old Iris Apfel draws inspiration from Matisse's Cut-Outs to create a series of wonderful outfits in homage to the master of colour.

2014 / 03:16 / USA


M+, Hong Kong's Museum for Visual Culture, presents a video on the making of neon signs. Get to know how neon signs are made as the masters go through the production processes from design, tube bending, gas filling and more. Through this video you will also discover more about the current situation and challenges of the industry in Hong Kong behind the glowing neon signs.

2014 / 11:40 / CN


Two jeju island, south korea boys' high schools cheering for their soccer teams. the most amazing thing is that they do this with their CLOTHES (not holding up cards). they have a jacket that is one color on the back, one on the front, and that they can open or close to show a third color shirt on the inside. the one school has also figured out how to use their pants to make shading.

2007 / 04:53 / KR

Sacrés Caractêres
Thomas Sipp & Serge Elissalde
'Sacrés Caractêres'

12 short films about the character of fonts. Every day we are in touch with thousands of different typefaces (on the street, at work, at home...). Their omnipresence was further strengthened with the multiplication of screens that surround us. Times, Futura, Helvetica, Mistral, Bodoni, Garamond, Le Mistral, Cooper Black, Gotham etc... These "sacrés caractères’ are unobserved and existing in our lives.

2014 / 3 x 03:00 / FR

Issey Miyake brandingEuphrates

This animated video is running as part of the newly launched site for Japanese fashion genius Issey Miyake. Simple, beautiful, conceptual, mesmerizing, playful and symmetrical.

2007 / 02:49 / JP

FACING PAGES (EXTRACT)James Langdon & Stuart Whipps

Facing pages is a performance delivered by James Langdon & Stuart Whipps as part of the OpenBooks exhibition in September 2011 at the Cneai, Paris.

2011 / 05:47 / FR

MASTER INGMAR BERGMAN TELLS A STORYIngmar Bergman by The Criterion Collection

Ingmar Bergman’s 'The Magician' is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema’s premier illusionists. Max von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test in Stockholm by the cruel, eminently rational royal medical adviser Dr. Vergérus. The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits that’s both frightening and funny, shot in rich, gorgeously gothic black and white. Ingmar Bergman speaks about his film and describes his view of the artist in relation to the audience in the form of a brilliant story.

1967 / 02:37 / SE

JAN VAN TOORN VINYL COLLECTIONL1 radio en televisie / exhibition Visual Vinyl
Jan Van Toorn

Visual Vinyl shows records that come from the never shown collection of vinyl enthusiast and collector Jan van Toorn. Initiator and guest curator of the exhibition is journalist Harry Prenger. Jan van Toorn is a radical designer with a long, steady career and an international reputation as both a designer and educator. A designer who is not always clear about his intentions, who makes frequent use of inexplicable images and text, and whose work is often described with concepts such as ‘alienation’, ‘incomprehensibility’, ‘defamiliarisation’, ‘digressions’ and ‘intrusion’.

2015 / 02:49 / NL

The Jean Genie - BowieBBC
David Bowie

In July 1972, David Bowie made a legendary appearance on the British music show Top of the Pops, doing a version of "Starman" that took glam rock mainstream and inspired a generation of U.K. teenagers to shoplift gender-bending clothes. Six months later, in January 1973, Bowie returned to Top of the Pops for a victory lap: a triumphant performance of "The Jean Genie." Promoting a new album, Aladdin Sane, Bowie was still dolled up in his Ziggy Stardust persona, with a crepe-style plaid jacket over his bare chest, a chain around his neck, and a shock of bright red hair. The Spiders from Mars emphasized the single's martial stomp and Bowie wailed on his harmonica like he was worried the BBC might take it away from him.

1973 / 04:35 / UK