The CVB was born in the era after sparks flew in 1968. The plan was clear: to take a new technology – the “light” video – and place it directly and without intermediary at the service of all those who did not have the right to speak out in the then emerging world of communication. The “Mobile Video Unit” was invented.
Over thirty years later, having a free, creative space to express oneself in a world known as the world village and very cynically reduced to its consumer dimension is still an ongoing task.
It is the CVB’s wish to work with people and not on people, to help liberate buried self expression which is too often misrepresented, to invoke the desire in artists, directors and young screenwriters to share this vision, and this word “with” which lets us see and hear in a different way, retains all its relevance. From video workshop through training tool to creative documentary, from film production through direction to circulation, the Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles has built a strong identity based on proven practices which are continually challenged in the light of reality.