Video

Besmette Stad

Johan Grimonprez

1994, 18:00 minutes, colour, French, English, with Dutch, English subtitles

TAPECODE 101.06

Upon invitation by the Belgian TV program Ziggurat, Johan Grimonprez portrays the urban landscape of Brussels as a 'state of mind'. This short film zooms in on the interaction between film, performance, dance and literature during the festival Besmette Stad |The Infected City, organized by the Beursschouwburg. It features video-guerrillero Paul Garrin, choreographer Meg Stuart, filmmaker Pascal Baes, performance artist Alison Murray, and participants of a filmmakers’ workshop in Molenbeek, initiated by Francisca Lambrechts.

01.
Video-Guerrilleros by Paul Garrin, 2 min
Fragment from
Man with a Video Camera.

Topic II by Pascal Baes, fragment 1

02. Smell the flowers while you can by Meg Stuart, 3 min
Based on
No Longer Readymade. With excerpts from Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration (Vintage, 1991) by David Wojnarowicz.
directed by Johan Grimonprez
performed by Benoît Lachambre & Meg Stuart
music Hahn Rowe
voice Michael Sears
camera Carlos Akwaaka Mullins
editing Rachel Lamisse

Topic II by Pascal Baes, fragment 2

03. Comment filmer Molenbeek?
Super-8 workshop in Molenbeek by Franciska Lambrechts
directed by Johan Grimonprez
films by workshop participants

Topic II by Pascal Baes, fragment 3

04. Tuesdays... by Alison Murray, 3 min
compilation from
'Kissy Suzuki Suck'

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