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