PRELOADVincent Vander Cruyssen
Vincent Vander Cruyssen

Science-fiction-films en de eerste computer-graphics uit de jaren ‘70 zijn de inspiratie voor een boeiende bachelorproef. Wij tonen een stand van zaken, communicatie-evoluties als error-messages…

2015 / 03:10 / BE

Is Everybody In?William S. Burroughs
Is Everybody In?

Burroughs, as dry as ever, underlining the sheer creepiness of Jim Morrison’s poetry in a tribute that also highlights the debt Morrison owed him.

2000 / 02:48 / US

Fantasmagorie, First Cartoon EverÉmile Cohl

Fantasmagorie is a 1908 French animated film by Émile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of traditional (hand- drawn) animation, and considered by film historians to be the first animated cartoon. The film was created by drawing each frame on paper and then shooting each frame onto negative film, which gave the picture a blackboard look. It was made up of 700 drawings, each of which was exposed twice (animated “on twos”), leading to a running time of almost two minutes.

1908 / 01:16 / FR

The film archaeologistBill Morrison
The film archaeologist

Things fall apart, but they are also reassembled and given new life, in an enlightened form. Meet the New York based artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison in this interview about his haunting experimental collage films ‘Decasia’ and ‘Light is Calling’.

2013 / 08:38 / US

Loop 1/2/3/9Drew Tyndell
Loop 1/2/3/9

Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first inspired by a Stan Brakhage piece he encountered at an animation exhibition at the Frist Museum in Nashville. After creating a 64-frame animation of a cube by hand-painting each slide, he then decided to go digital, exploring forms and shapes found in some of his own geometric paintings on wood.

2014 / 03:00 / US

Das Triadische Ballett
Oskar Schlemmer
Das Triadische Ballet

Triadisches Ballett is a ballet developed by Oskar Sch- lemmer. It premiered in Stuttgart, on 30 September 1922, with music composed by Paul Hindemith, after formative performances dating back to 1916, with the performers Elsa Hotzel and Albert Burger. The ballet became the most widely performed avant-garde artistic dance and while Schlemmer was at the Bau- haus from 1921 to 1929, the ballet toured, helping to spread the ethos of the Bauhaus.

1922 / 10:00 / DE

Gerhard Richter PaintingCorinna Belz
Gerhard Richter Painting

The notoriously secretive creative process of reclusive German artist Gerhard Richter is exposed in filmmaker Corinna Belz’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary, 'Gerhard Richter Painting'. Belz spent three years as an observer in Richter’s Cologne studio capturing mesmerizing footage of the artist producing his radical abstract works. As we witness him mixing layer upon layer of bold primary colors, smearing the wet paint with a giant squeegee and scraping at the surfaces of the canvases, Richter’s masterpieces appear before our eyes.

2011 / 03:17 / DE

Love and theftAndreas Hykade
Psychedelic cartoon

German director Andreas Hykade’s tribute to the art of animation morphs and twists historical images into a new style, taking us on a hypnotic joyride.

2011 / 06:50 / DE

The Most Ambitious Wood Type in the WorldLouis Pouchée
Psychedelic cartoon

Here’s one of the extra scenes from the Typeface DVD - “The Most Ambitious Wood Type in the World: Louis Jean Pouchée” Louis John Pouchée lived from 1782 to 1845. Having been the proprietor of a “Beef and Veal House” and co-proprietor of a coal merchants, both in Holborn, London, he set up a typefoun- dry in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in 1818. Printing historians have identified him as the importer of Henri Didot’s mechanical type- founding machine, probably used to produce his Specimens of Stereotype Casting. Pouchée recruited skilled staff and paid high wages, but sold his type more cheaply than other foundries. His pay scale contributed to unsettling the labour force at a time of general industrial unrest, while his low prices effectively broke the cartel of enjoyed by the other foundries, eventually leading to the collapse of the trade association and making him unpopu- lar with his peers, who resorted to spreading criticism of the quality of his type. His typefoundry closed in 1830, perhaps as a result of financial failure, and his materials were sold by auction, some to Caslon.

2011 / 06:50 / DE

Henning Wagenbreth Studiohenning wagenbreth
Henning Wagenbreth

Henning Wagenbreth is a German illustrator and graphic designer, who works on both commissioned and personal art projects. He makes illustrations and designs for books, posters, newspapers and magazines and also designs his own typefaces. He has also worked in animation, film, theater and music, and works as a professor in Illustration at the University of Arts in Berlin since 1994. His refined printing technique produces very powerful and colorful images that provoke a feverish atmosphere. His art lends itself well to illustrating poems as well as for creating graphic novels.

2013 / 01:14 / DE

Data Visualization, Reinterpreted - The Story of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures Album CoverPeter Saville
The Story of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures Album Cover

“Data Visualization Reinterpreted: The Story of Joy Di- vision’s “Unknown Pleasures” Album Design, is a four-minute documentary in which graphic designer Peter Saville ruminated on the cover and pulsars (a star that emits repeating series of radio waves similar to a lighthouse beam). He explained that the band had given him a page from the Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy (1977 edition, Scientific American notes) and “very astutely spotted this image as potentially a wonderfully enigmatic symbol for a record cover.”

2012 / 03:14 / UK

Thinking - not thinkingMartin creed
Thinking - not thinking

Video by Martin Creed, Words and music by Martin Creed, Produced by David Cunningham Release date: 24 January 2011

2013 / 03:49 / UK

MOMAJulia Hoffmann
Julia Hoffmann

“With great power, comes great responsibility.” As the Creative Director of Advertising and Graphic Design at MoMA in New York, Julia Hoffmann leads a creative team that designs and implements the institution’s powerful visual communications. While Julia was hosting a workshop with us, took the opportunity to speak with Julia and bring you insights into her works with Tim Burton, her views on visitors’ hidden creativity, and her “ego-less” approach to making art shine like a star.

2012 / 05:44 / US

This is not a time to lielei lei
This is not a time to lie

Freestyle poetry and kaleidoscopic animation from the Chinese multimedia artist “No plots, storyboards, or scripts were involved,” explains Nan- chang native Lei Lei of crafting the hallucinatory short This is Not a Time to Lie. The film follows a doe-eyed protagonist on a quest through an imagined world, and was created using vintage book covers, a motif the artist inherited from his graphic designer father. Since training at the Academy of Art and Design in Tsinghua, the 27-year-old who also goes by the name of “Ray” Lei has crafted multimedia works that have shown at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, including Recycled, a stop-motion piece that splices thousands of negatives found at a recycling zone in Beijing by French photography artist Thomas Sauvin. Scored to the aquatic sounds of his group Hhheeeiii, today’s film is influenced by freestyle rap and features musician pals Stars Lee and J-Fever. “We don’t really do gangster stuff with so many f-words,” he says. “We only do rap with the use of Asian language, so it’s more like a poem.”

2013 / 03:30 / CN

A day in the life of David Shrigleycanongate
A day in the life of David Shrigley

Follow Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley for a look behind the scenes in his studio, as he completes his newest book WEAK MESSAGES CREATE BAD SITUATIONS.

2013 / 10:33 / UK

rollercoaster ermeloVerder met wonen
rollercoaster ermelo

Every day during the whole of December, customers of ABN AMRO will have the opportunity to generate light-hearted publicity for their homes. One of them was building a roller coaster in the home of one of our clients to create extra attention. Customers looking for help selling their homes can sign up at Other activities are: bannering on websites, Facebook ads, posters in bus stops, mega billboards near the highway, airplane banners etc.

2014 / 08:04 / NL

In art you have to go too farJonathan Meese
In art you have to go too far

Studio visit to the German artist Jonathan Meese, who believes in The Dictatorship of Art, that art should rule the world, and that playing is the most radical thing you can do. Meese (b. 1970) is a German artist who works with paintings, sculptures, installations and performances, which are all about The Dictatorship of Art. That art rules the world means that everybody does what he or she does with total passion, Meese says. He wants people not to be instrumentalized, he wants “a new wind”.

2013 / 10:33 / DE

David Bowie, CrackedAlan Yentob, BBC television
David Bowie, Cracked

Cracked Actor is a 53-minute-long BBC television documentary film about the rock star David Bowie. It was filmed in 1974. At the time he was a cocaine addict and the documentary has become notorious for showing Bowie’s fragile mental state during this period. It was made by Alan Yentob for the BBC’s Omnibus documentary strand, and was first shown, on BBC2 in the United Kingdom, on 26 January 1975. The documentary depicts Bowie on tour in Los Angeles, using a mixture of documentary sequences filmed in limousines and hotels, and concert footage. Most of the concert footage was taken from a show at the Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre on 2 September 1974. There were also excerpts from D.A. Pennebaker’s concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which had been shot at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973, as well as a few other performances from the tour. Cracked Actor is notable for being a source for footage of Bowie’s ambitious Diamond Dogs Tour.

1975 / 04:55 / UK