Auguste Orts is a Brussels-based collective of four artists Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer and Anouk De Clercq who all work predominately with the moving image. They describe their practice as ââ¦at the crossroads of cinema, video, visual arts, documentaries, experimental filmsâ¦ where media and disciplines cross-fertilize each other.'
Auguste Orts is interesting as a working model for addressing the particular issues associated with artists' working with the moving image. As well as facilitating their own projects the organisation attempts to address a wider discourse through supporting other artists by organising an inclusive talks and screening programme. This desire to generate a critical discourse around their own work, and in doing so embrace the work of others, relates very closely to LUX's origins in the London Filmmakers' Coop, which was an inclusive forum for dialogue and exhibition as much as hub for production.
At LUX 28 August Orts will install a video library and reading area for the public to explore the group's work, influences and interests. To further elucidate their ideas the group will enter a correspondance during the summer and these letters will be available in the reading area. Films, books and other sources mentioned in the letters, will be on display and will complete the dialogue.
Alongside the video library and reading room, the artists have asked Scanner to re-mix the soundtracks of their video work into a new composition. The resulting will be presented as a sound work in the exhibition space at LUX 28 and broadcast on Resonance FM and to open the exhibition there will be an accompanying screening at Tate Modern.
1 October 6.30pm: Screening of selected Auguste Orts films followed by artists in discussion. Tate Modern, London
20 October 8pm: Auguste Orts/Scanner broadcast on Resonance FM
Exhibition supported by The Elephant Trust and Vlaams Ministerie van Cultuur, Jeugd, Sport en Media.
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