You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please see our disclaimer.

Lambert Crickxstraat 30
1070 Brussels, Belgium

Black Box

Herman Asselberghs

video, b/w, 16:9, stereo, loop, BE, 2009

The event that, without a doubt, marked the beginning of the new century in popular consciousness and serves as a landmark for the mass media is 9/11. Asselberghs’ film questions why we should want to embark into the new century with such a destructive and spectacular image, and proposes to opt for a more redemptive and emancipatory moment with little spectacle value but more political potential: 2/15/2003, the day the world protested against the US government’s decision to invade Iraq. At the crossroads of poetry and politics, Asselberghs’ film urges us to consider the many implications of media images in our society, and to imagine what the possibilities for an alternative media landscape could be.

Image Fairuz
Sound Boris Debackere
Voice Claude Wampler
Produced by Auguste Orts
Co-produced by Contour Mechelen vzw
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund

Black Box has been on display at the following locations:

Centre Culturel Marchin, (BE) Mar 10–Apr 7 2019 24 Stuttgarter Filmwinter Stuttgart, (DE) Jan 20–Jan 23 2011 M HKA Antwerpen, (BE) May 21–Aug 22 2010 Royal Hibernian Academy/Gallagher Gallery Dublin, (IE) Feb 19–Mar 13 2010 IFFR Rotterdam, (NL) Wednesday, Feb 3 2010 Contour Mechelen, (BE) Aug 15–Oct 18 2009