Types of rental and purchase
All works may be rented or purchased for screenings or exhibitions. Works may be purchased for archival use by museums, video libraries and media collections or for educational purposes by educational institutions. Persons such as researchers may obtain copies for personal use only. According to the intended use of a work, different contracts apply:
- Single or repeated theatrical screening during a public event or exhibition. A screening implies a single or repeated public presentation of a work within a given context- i.e festival, exhibition, media event. Screening rights cover a period fixed in advance and require the payment of screening fees.
- Media library and public screening purchase. A media library purchase provides an institution or organisation with in-house public performance rights and archival rights. A work can be screened within the activities of an institution’s video library on a monitor for research or teaching purposes.
- Educational purchase. Contracts for educational purchases include screening rights within the activities of an institution with pedagogical functions such as schools, universities or other institutions dedicated to research. The work can be shown on a monitor or a screen for research and teaching purposes only. However, this agreement does not include exploitation rights for television broadcast, nor the exploitation for home video use, nor the use within the theatrical domain, nor the right to publish the work on internet.
- Home purchase. Copies on DVD are available for private, individual use to provide researchers, artists and theorists with the possibility to study a work. This excludes any form of public presentation.
How to order
Orders may be placed directly online, by following the ordering procedure on our website.
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Screening and purchase prices are fixed individually and depend on the following criteria: length of the work, number of projections or period of a public event, screening format and number of titles of a particular artist requested.
Available formats for preview, screening and pruchase
All previews are in DVD format. For screenings, works are available either in Beta SP or DVD format. For some of the works, 16 mm or 35 mm film copies exist. For archival use, works may be purchased on Beta SP and Digital Betacam. Other screening formats such as DVCAM, Mini DV or Digital Beta can be provided on request. Please specify such requirements when placing your order.
If you wish to watch a work prior to organising a public event, please specify in the field for Comments/Questions that what you request is a preview copy. These should be returned within a month. A unique fee for handling and shipping may apply.
Copyright for all works is held by the artists and Argos vzw Centre for Art and Media and cannot be transferred to third parties unless written consent is given by Argos. Tapes may not be copied, digitally reproduced and stored, transferred or sub-leased to third parties. No extracts or still images may be produced without prior authorisation by Argos.