Please fasten seatbelts and return your tray table to its full upright and locked position: Experimental take off voor vlucht 2BA-RV-UD13… student-pilots learn to fly!

2017 / 01:08 / BE

Un Chant d’amourJean Genet
Jean Genet

The plot is set in a French prison, where a prison guard takes voyeuristic pleasure in observing the prisoners perform masturbatory sexual acts. In two adjacent cells, there is an older Algerian-looking man and a tattooed convict in his twenties. The older man is in love with the younger one, rubbing himself against the wall and sharing his cigarette smoke with his beloved through a straw. The prison guard, apparently jealous of the prisoners' relationship, enters the older convict's cell, beats him, and makes him suck on his gun in a sexual fashion. Following this, the inmate drifts off into a fantasy where he and his object of desire roam the countryside. In the final scene, it becomes clear that the guard's power is no match for the intensity of attraction between the prisoners, even though their relationship is not consummated. Genet does not use dialogue in his film, but focuses instead on close-ups of bodies, on faces, armpits and penises.

1950 / 25:22 / FR


Wong Ping is one of Hong Kong’s most exciting emerging artists. His animations have been commissioned by M+, NOWNESS as well as Prada and he recently received one of Perspective’s ’40 under 40’ awards for his work. Moreover, Wong recently held a residency at the Chinese Centre for Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and has held exhibitions internationally in Manchester, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Berlin and Paris, amongst other locations. His animation films have been presented at numerous festivals internationally, from Belgium and the UK to Mexico and Australia, and have been reviewed in LEAP, ArtAsiaPacific and other publications. Wong’s work is held in several permanent collections including M+, Hong Kong.

2015 / 06:50 / HKG

An OPTICAL POEMOskar fischinger
Oskar fischinger

At a time when much of animation was consumed with little anthropomorphized animals sporting white gloves, Oskar Fischinger went in a completely different direction. His work is all about dancing geometric shapes and abstract forms spinning around a flat featureless background. Think of a Mondrian or Malevich painting that moves, often in time to the music. Fischinger’s movies have a mesmerizing elegance to them. An Optical Poem: Circles pop, sway and dart across the screen, all in time to Franz Liszt’s 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody. This is, of course, well before the days of digital. While it might be relatively simple to manipulate a shape in a computer, Fischinger’s technique was decidedly more low tech. Using bits of paper and fishing line, he individually photographed each frame, somehow doing it all in sync with Liszt’s composition. Think of the hours of mind-numbing work that must have entailed. In the 1930s, Fischinger moved to Berlin and started producing abstract animations that ran before feature films. They proved to be popular too, at least until the National Socialists came to power. Fischinger fled Germany in 1936 for the sun and glamour of Hollywood.

1938 / 07:08 / DE

Two solutions for one problemabbas kiarostami
abbas kiarostami

During breaktime, Dara and Nader have a fierce argument about a torn exercise book that the former has given back to the latter. There are two possible outcomes, which the film shows one after the other. One is that Dara wants to get his own back, and the two boys start a violent fight; the other is that they work together to mend the exercise book with a little glue. Kiarostami (1940 – 2016) had a reputation for using child protagonists, for documentary-style narrative films, for stories that take place in rural villages, and for conversations that unfold inside cars, using stationary mounted cameras. He is also known for his use of Persian poetry in the dialogue, titles, and themes of his films. Kiarostami's films contain a notable degree of ambiguity, an unusual mixture of simplicity and complexity, and often a mix of fictional and documentary elements. The concepts of change and continuity, in addition to the themes of life and death, play a major role in Kiarostami's works.

1975 / 04:25 / IRN

A tribute to the late ellsworth kellymatthew Miller
matthew Miller

Commissioned by The Getty Museum on the occasion of their 2016 Getty Medal to Ellsworth Kelly and his life and contribution to the arts. Featuring interviews with Jack Shear, Frank Stella, Tricia Paik, Yve-Alain Bois, Scott Rothkopf. Produced by Ways & Means. Presented by The Getty Museum. Music by Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

2016 / 06:30 / USA


The experimental film ‘copy complete’ focuses the cinematic presentations of the computer in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Sequences with computers are accompanied with equivalent computer sounds as well as the original film music by split screens together into a collage to tell a new story about the hacking phenomenon at the origin of the digital era. Maria Auerbach. 1985 born in Wismar, Germany. 2008 – 2015 studies in media art at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany. 2016 dual studies in computer science at the Helmholtz-Centre for environmental research.

2015 / 08:23 / DE

Hippopolis AnimationUGO Gattoni
UGO Gattoni

There was no doubt in Ugo’s mind what the theme for his first Hermès scarf would be. At the centre of his megapolis stands none other than a gigantic monument dedicated to the horse. This design, each tiny part of which holds a surprise in store, perfectly reflects his aesthetic universe: a phantasmagoric world where the eye wanders freely, pausing at each sketch, each architectural fragment. With a surrealist spirit and a healthy dose of humour, Ugo Gattoni carries us away into labyrinths reminiscent of a mischievous Escher.  Horses snort a decorative chequerboard tiling, abandon themselves to the joys of tobogganing, walk on a tightrope, and become acrobatic dancers… without forgetting, of course, the groom and carriage! With his steady hand and infinite patience, this young illustrator has a good laugh as he invites us into his inspired daydreams.

2015 / 00:50 / FR

NOABBAs Kiarostami
ABBAs Kiarostami

A little girl with beautiful hair. She loves movies and wants to become an actress. She is being told about the plot of a movie that she is going to play: “a friend is jealous about her hair and cuts it when she is asleep”. The girl rejects playing the role. Then she is then told that she can play the jealous girl but she again rejects the role.

2011/ 08:26 / IRN

cutting one’s hair with two pairs of scissors simultaneouslyRebecca horn
Rebecca horn<

Playing with scissors, Horn uses an ordinary object to explore her notions of 'body extension' and simultaneity. The subversive rebellion against femininity that is expressed by a woman cutting off her long hair. At times Horn's scissors are sharp enough to even cut hair. And at the end of this piece, you get nervous she's going to miss and cut her eyelash. But when it's through we're left with her ambiguous expression covered with the two scissors. Rebecca Horn (24 March 1944, Michelstadt, Hesse) is a German visual artist, who is best known for her installation art, film directing, and her body modifications such as Einhorn (Unicorn), a body-suit with a very large horn projecting vertically from the headpiece. She directed the films Der Eintänzer (1978), La ferdinanda: Sonate für eine Medici-Villa (1982) and Buster's Bedroom (1990). Horn presently lives and works in Paris and Berlin.

1974 / 04:02 / DE

An Artist’s DutyNina Simone
Nina Simone

Nina Simone worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Born in North Carolina, the sixth child of a preacher, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of the few supporters in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Waymon then applied for a scholarship to study at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied despite a well-received audition. Simone became fully convinced this rejection had been entirely due to her race, a statement that has been a matter of controversy. Years later, two days before her death, the Curtis Institute of Music bestowed an honorary degree on Simone. To make a living, Eunice Waymon changed her name to "Nina Simone". The change related to her need to disguise herself from family members, having chosen to play "the devil's music" or "cocktail piano" at a nightclub in Atlantic City. She was told in the nightclub that she would have to sing to her own accompaniment, and this effectively launched her career as a jazz vocalist.

2014 / 00:50 / USA


For over forty years, Hans Eijkelboom (b.1949) has investigated the cult of the self, celebrity and the ‘man in the street’. Quiet and unassuming and based in his studio near Amsterdam, he has created an extraordinary body of work that questions who we are and how we portray ourselves. His self-published photobooks, numbering over fifty, are collectors’ items. His work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, New York and at the Bienal de São Paulo.

2014 / 02:35 / NL

Wilhelm Sasnal
Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal (°1972, Tarnow, Poland) approaches painting as a formal exercise. He often borrows subjects from art history, 20th century propaganda, and photojournalism. Airplanes is a dark appropriation of Alighiero Boetti’s famous airplane drawings. Subverting the original pastoral optimism, Wilhelm Sasnal’s planes are engulfed in smoke as if they’ve been hit by enemy fire. Wilhelm Sasnal deconstructs the hierarchy of ’high culture’ by filtering it through mass-media association. Through painting, Sasnal explores his own interpretation and understanding of imagery. His work constantly questions the space between ‘personal’ and ‘public’, and strives to define individual experience within a world order of collective consciousness.

2015 / 05:33 / PL

Forever Dolphine love (fragment)CONNAN MOCKASIN

Connan Tant Hosford, better known by the stage name Connan Mockasin, is a psychedelic pop musician from Te Awanga, New Zealand. After having spent over 10 years living between Wellington, London, East Sussex and Manchester, Hosford now resides in Los Angeles, California. Connan Mockasin released his first album "Please Turn Me into the Snat" in 2010 on Phantasy Sound, Erol Alkan's record label, and in 2011 on Because Music. The album reached No. 39 on the New Zealand album charts, and received glowing reviews from critics including NME and Drowned in Sound. It was also shortlisted for the 2011 Taite Music Prize. On 28 March 2011 the album was re-released as "Forever Dolphin Love" with a live bonus disc on Phantasy and Because Music. Mockasin has received favourable reviews for his unusual sound and musical style.

2011 / 04:00 / NZL

The art and crimes of Ron english (fragment)PEDRO CARVAJAL

One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters, including MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie “Supersize Me,” and Abraham Obama, the fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed in the media as directly impacting the 2008 election. Other characters carousing through English’s art, in paintings, billboards, and sculpture include three-eyed rabbits, udderly delicious cowgirls and grinning skulls, blending stunning visuals with the bitingly humorous undertones of America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast.

2005 / 08:00 / USA


In A Space Program, internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first person look into his studio and methods. The film is both a piece of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’ historic piece, Space Program 2.0: MARS, which opened at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012. For Space Program 2.0: MARS, Tom and his team built an entire space program from scratch. They were guided by the philosophy of bricolage: creating and constructing from available yet limited resources. They ultimately sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question… are we alone? Directed by Van Neistat, A Space Program is a captivating introduction to Sachs’ work for the uninitiated, and required viewing for his longtime fans.

2015 / 04:29 / USA

California Inspires me: MIKE MILLSBrian Rea & Pablo Delcan
Brian Rea, Pablo Delcan

Video director and artist Mike Mills talks about his influences and inspirations. Michael Chadbourne "Mike" Mills (born March 20, 1966) is an American film and music video director and graphic designer. He is perhaps best known for his independent films Thumbsucker, Beginners, and 20th Century Women. Mills was nominated for an Academy Award for his original screenplay for 20th Century Women.

2015 / 04:29 / USA


The Swiss-born, Berlin-based duo Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (both b. 1979) respond with humor and wit to various traditions of modernist architecture, documentary photography and the heroic travelogue. By pecking at such constructions, the artists reveal a more whimsical, ironic, and subjective vision of the structures and technologies that shape the way we see and live. Their work simultaneously explores the subject of artistic collaboration, as well as the expansion of photography as an artistic medium. Though much of Onorato & Krebs’ practice is photographic, the artists’ engagement with other media —film, sculpture, and sound— sheds the artifice of objectivity and documentation to revel in reconstructions of the world around us.

2013 / 03:44 / CH