Work Sessions—Brussels, 2014

25 April 2014 - Flanders Audiovisual Fund | vlaams audiovisueel fonds (VAF), Brussels


The Work Sessions provide a platform for artists to share projects in development with a small group of invited professionals in order to receive conceptual and strategic feedback and to connect with prospective co-producers. The sessions are conceived as an adaptation from cinema industry models in response to the specific demands of the contemporary art context.

Projects: Crippled Symmetries by Beatrice Gibson (GB) (producer: LUX, GB); Lili by An van. Dienderen (BE) (producer: Contour, BE); Fierté Nationale by Sven Augustijnen (BE) (producer: Auguste Orts, BE); Labour Power Plant by Romana Schmalisch & Robert Schlicht (DE) (producers: Les Laboratoires d’Aubervillers and Spectre Productions, FR).

Guest professionals: Bernard Blistène (Centre Pompidou, FR), Will Bradley (Kunsthall Oslo, NO), Emilie Bujès (independent curator, FR/CH), Pascale Cassagnau (CNAP, FR), Isabel Carlos (Gulbenkian Foundation, PT), Fréderic De Goldschmidt (private collector, BE), Kate Gray (Collective Gallery, GB), Zoe Gray (independent curator, GB), Sophie Goltz (NBK, DE), Krist Gruijthuijsen (Grazer Kunstverein, AT/NL), Helena Kritis (Beursschouwburg, BE), Jean-Conrad & Isabelle Lemaître (private collectors, FR), Andrea Lissoni (Tate Modern, GB), Frank Maes (Emergent, BE), Francesco Manacorda (Tate Liverpool, GB), Noor Mertens (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, NL), Mihnea Mircan (Extra City, BE), Jan Mot (Jan Mot, BE), Steven Op de Beeck (Contour, BE), Maria Palacios Cruz (independent writer and curator, GB), Rolf Quaghebeur (Argos, BE), Christophe Slagmuylder (KFDA, BE), Nicola Setari (Contour, BE/IT), Mike Sperlinger (independent curator, writer and producer, GB/NO), Philippe Van Cauteren (S.M.A.K, BE), Valerie Verhack (Museum M, BE).

Initiated by Auguste Orts (BE) in collaboration with LUX (GB), Contour Mechelen vzw (BE) and Art Brussels (BE). With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Argos Center for Art and Media, Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Flanders and Kunstenpunt | Flanders Arts Institute & Media.

Labour Power Plant by Romana Schmalisch & Robert Schlicht
Labour Power Plant documents the experiences of five people enrolled in a programme at an education ...   Read More
Fierté Nationale by Sven Augustijnen
Fierté Nationale is a vast documentary film preceded by a research process that is as ambitious as i...   Read More
Lili by An van. Dienderen
In a TV studio, the set dresser Lili is asked to serve as a so-called China Girl. China Girls or l...   Read More
Crippled Symmetries by Beatrice Gibson
Crippled Symmetries is a film about a precocious 11 year-old capitalist who inadvertently creates th...   Read More