Ruins in Reverse

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On the escalator of the Stedelijk Museum Margit Lukács and Persijn Broersen made a beautiful installation based on familiar yet alienating images from Hollywood movies. See for more information on the artists their website. Ruins in Reverse is part of the exhibition On the Move of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Civilization and Other Chimeras

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There are two-way mirrors which allow you innocently to spy on people. This is one of the finest metaphors for consciousness. There is no two-way screen because there is nothing to see on the other sice of the screen, nothing to see without bein seen. Jean Baudrillard.

Civilization and Other Chimeras Observed during the Making of an Exceptionally Artistic Feature Film, an interesting essay-film, inspired by Jean Baudrillard by Aryan Kaganov (2009). Read an analysis of the film (in Dutch) by Theodor Steen on Salon Indien


Stadslicht: Filmverhalen aan het IJ

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Het Amsterdamse IJ is vaak het decor geweest van Nederlandse speelfilms. Aan de hand van filmverhalen die zich aan het IJ hebben afgespeeld, schetst Patricia Pisters een historisch beeld van een stad in ontwikkeling. We zien daarin dat niet alleen de IJ-oevers zelf voortdurend veranderen, maar dat de verhalen die zich hier afspelen veel vertellen over onze koloniale geschiedenis, over de na-oorlogse migratie periode, over de ontwikkeling van de havens, de stadsnomade en de veranderende betekenis van Amsterdam Noord. Woensdag 8 Oktober 2014, 18.00 in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Zie hier voor meer informatie over deze avond en de hele serie Stadslicht.

Brain Insane

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Fringe Festival Amsterdam :  More information about Brain Insane Cinergy  -  a  performance about the brain 

Hitchcock and Art

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In EYE a retrospective of the films of Alfred Hitchcock, some newly restored. See for the programme here

"Criss-Cross: Hitchcock and Art" Lecture by Patricia Pisters (in English) on September 4th 2014. Followed by The Lodger.

The Hitchcock Tapes  E*Cinema on September 23rd 2014. Showing work of Nicolas Provoost, Johan Grimonprez (photo) and Mathias Muller and Christoph Girardet.

Laboratorium Homo Ludens

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Image: Rotaprent Aat Veldhoen, 1964 (Robert Jasper Grootveld & Netty Dagevos)

Laboratorium Nederland 1955-1970. A symposium on the 'homo ludens' in film, television and museum objects in the 1960s in the Netherlands, organized by the Rijksmuseum. See for more information (in Dutch) the Rijksmuseum website.