Ronny Heiremans

In the frame of ‘Heritage Day 2012 – Heroes’, Argos presents works out of its collection. Four videos show artistic positions facing the light of heroity.

In 2003-2004, Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans made a double portrait of Pierre Querut, a B movie and documentary director from the seventies.

In ‘Cadavre Exquis, Brusselle part: 1’ Vermeir maps out the city of Brussels by making a tour with him of lost film houses in the former film district of Brussels. As Querut recollects on that era, he is always conscious of the proximity of the camera and he never stops commenting on Vermeir’s style of filming. Katleen Vermeir does not only visualise the lively film industry in Brussels, roughly between 1970 and 1980, but she has also made a personal and humorous portrait of Pierre Querut.

In ‘Cadavre Exquis’ Heiremans shows Querut trying to project a 35mm film in his basement. Before the film is introduced into the projector and played, a number of actions have to be performed, like gluing together broken parts and converting it to another reel, for instance. When the film is finally projected, it turns out to be a 25-year-old promotional film for a tourist outing to Niagara Falls in the U.S.

Claudio Pazienza ‘Panamarenko: Portrait en son absence’, 1997, video, colour, 27’, Dutch and French spoken.

Gorik Lindemans ‘Erna Lendvai-Dircksen. Flandern. Das Germanische Volksgesicht’, 1990, video, colour, 46’, German spoken.

Katleen Vermeir ‘Cadavre Exquis, Brusselle, part I’, 42’, 2003-2004
Ronny Heiremans ‘Cadavre Exquis’, 2004, video, colour, 11’, Dutch spoken.

Sven Augustijnen ‘Une femme entreprenante’, 2004, video, colour, 72’, Dutch and French spoken.