1994, 18:00 minutes, colour, French, English, with Dutch, English subtitles
Besmette Stad features works by 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.
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.
01. Video-Guerrilleros by Paul Garrin, 2 min
Fragment from Man with a Video Camera.
Topic II, fragment 1 by Pascal Baes
02. Smell the flowers while you can by Johan Grimonprez, 3 min
Based on No Longer Readymade by Meg Stuart. 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, fragment 2 by Pascal Baes
03. Comment filmer Molenbeek?
Super-8 workshop in Molenbeek by Franciska Lambrechts
directed by Johan Grimonprez
films by workshop participants
Topic II, fragment 3 by Pascal Baes
04. 's Dinsdags (Tuesdays...) by Alison Murray, 3 min
compilation from a work by Murray entitled Kissy Suzuki Suck
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