Rebecca Jane Arthur Eva Giolo

Be Good, If You Can't Be Good, Be Good at It Boom Boom Boom Boom

Limited edition €25

BE GOOD, IF YOU CAN’T BE GOOD, BE GOOD AT IT Boom Boom Boom Boom is a publication composed of letters, notes, anecdotes,translations, stills and images: all traces of the creative process. The artists Rebecca Jane Arthur and Eva Giolo bring together their correspondence on the act of writing and of filmmaking, in all its complexity, struggles and playfulness.

The letters unpack themes such as the challenge of making personal work and the strength found in sharing vulnerability; the act of writing itself, language and translation; writing on moving images, on their practices and that of others; and the notion of a place as a container of memories, of interiority and the confrontation with home. The publication uses words and texts as images, and all images of persons or things are hidden. The publication acts as a negative to the films that we create, revealing that which cannot be

Publisher: Les éditions du CVB
Publication Date: March 2021
Language : English & French
ISBN: 978-2-9601799-7-2
Softback, 311 pages, fully illustrated

This publication was created in the framework of Conversation #4, an initiative of Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles (CVB) and GSARA, in collaboration with Beursschouwburg. It was made possible with the kind support of elephy, Federation Wallonie- Bruxelles, and SOFAM (Société multimédia des auteurs des arts visuels) in Belgium.

How to get it -> email
to arrange pick up at elephy (Rue de Laeken 101, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium) or Shipping

On Saturday 26 February, join us for the book launch of BE GOOD, IF YOU CAN’T BE GOOD, BE GOOD AT IT Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom (CVB/GSARA/elephy, 2021) at Harlan Levey Projects 1080.

At 15.00 — Matinee screening of A tongue called mother and Liberty: and ephemeral statute

At 16.30 — Publication launch, with readings and a talk with the artists and designer Caroline Wolewinksi

At 18.00 — Reception

The event is free of charge and warmly open to all.
In keeping with COVID regulations, we kindly ask you to register by email:

26 Feb 2022 Talk
Harlan Levey Projects Brussels, BE

Publication Launch (screening, readings, talk)