DIRECTING

ZINGEN IS GOUD / SINGING IS GOLD

A new television programme featuring Bent Van Looy


In a new, short, daily programme, Bent Van Looy will receive surprising and fascinating visitors in his painting studio next autumn. He talks to them about the songs that changed their lives forever. At his Wurlitzer piano, they will tell why those songs touched them so much. Talking about the soundtrack of life is already very beautiful, but Bent actually prefers his visitors to sing their key songs too. Because talking is silver but... Singing is gold.

From April 17 on Canvas and vrtMax.

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Singing talents


17/04  Stefaan Degand

18/04  Kim Gevaert

19/04  Jaouad Alloul


24/04  Martin Heylen

25/04  Siska Schoeters

26/04  William Boeva

27/04  Sofie Vande Velde


01/05  Karine Claassen

02/05  Christophe Deborsu

03/05  Alexia Leysen

04/05  David Linx


08/05  Pedro Elias

09/05  Cathérine Moerkerke

10/05  Stijn Baert


15/05  Tomas De Soete

16/05  Flo Windey

17/05  Thomas Vanderveken

The golden team


HOST

Bent Van Looy


SHOWRUNNER

Wannes Peremans


PRODUCTION

Stijn Peeters

Tanja Saelens


DIRECTOR

Neel Cockx











CAMERA

Axel Verrast

Bruno Peeters

Jan Mestdagh

Polle Van Rooy

Tiele Mulier


SOUND

Maarten Moesen

Toon Meuris


SET BUILDER

Geert Crollet






EDITOR

Neel Cockx


SOUND MIX

Dirk Loots


MUSIC CREDITS

Neel Cockx


KAMIKAZE

Philippe Vandenberg

A short documentary of

Neel Cockx & Guillaume Vandenberghe

21 minutes

16/9  HD

Stereo / Surround

Dutch spoken

Synopsis


Philippe Vandenberg (1952 -2009) is one of the greatest Belgian painters of recent decades. For him, painting was linked to life itself. It was a necessity, an attitude independent of trends or commercial interests. His life played out in the studio.
The painter's studio in Molenbeek is therefore given a central place in the essay film Kamikaze. This space, where Vandenberg's archive and oeuvre have been kept since his death, will be traversed in a twenty-minute shot. During this circumambulation, his work, his props and the memories of his existence will be portrayed, interspersed with image fragments from the films made about him during his lifetime. Reflected by mirrored surfaces, they are integrated into the film. A voice-over based on the painter's writings accompanies this in a
poetic manner.
The theme connecting this filmed circumambulation is kamikaze. The term often appears in the artist's later paintings. But it was also his life motto and sums up his vision of artistry. For him, creation was accompanied by destruction, because no art would be born in repetition: an image is created only when one frees oneself from known motifs and thinking is put on the line. This was the kamikaze for Vandenberg.
The film galvanises this principle by depicting the painter's oeuvre. Through its permanent cycle of destruction and renewal, it will make kamikaze tangible. On a textual level, the voice-over reinforces the principle. The text used for this purpose is conceived as a personal diary and borrows ideas from the diaries, letters and texts in which Vandenberg probleatised the kamikaze. The text Le triomphe de l'accident formed an initial starting point for this film.
The film also embodies the Kamikaze. Its travel-shot always puts something at stake. The filmmaker either fails or achieves, it is all or nothing: 'L'Importance, c'est le Kamikaze'.



Visit the website of the Philippe Vandenberg Foundation

Festivals

Millenium Documentary Film Festival - 2020 - Brussels


Brussels Art Film Festival - 2019 - Brussels


Cinemistica - 2019 - Granada (Spain)

First prize in de category "The dreams of Matters"


Festival International du Film sur l'art - 2019 - Montréal (Canada)

Official selection


Stills from the film

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Set photos © Joke Floreal

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Credits

Screenplay and direction


Text compiled by

Based on writings by


Voice


Director of photography

Camera assistant

Gaffer

Electricians


Hey grip

Assistant Technodolly

Set dresser

Location assistant


Editor

VFX

Colorist


Sound edit

Mix

Voice recording


Music composer

Guitar

Music mix


Produced by

Producer

Coproduced by

With the support of

Guillaume Vandenberghe & Neel Cockx


Peter Verhelst

Philippe Vandenberg


Johan Leysen


Johan Legraie

Ryszard Karcz

Denis Antheunissens

Ludovic Destrebecq

Angel Paredes

Frank Brusselman

Gerrit Callens

Mo Vandenberghe

Jerónimo Sarmiento


Neel Cockx

Alexandre Gaudiano

Nick Fortemps


Ingrid Simon

Jef  Aerts

Levi Mercurio


Neel Cockx

Bruno fevery

Senjan Jansen


Bart Van Langendonck (Savage Film)

Vincent Metzinger

Peter Bouckaert

Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF)

Tax Shelter van de Belgische Overheid

Hamburger Kunsthalle