Eigenlicht

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Another gem from the International Film Festival Rotterdam: Melvin Moti's Eigenlicht (2012), part of the programme Out of SightPeople are generally blind to their own way of looking. These short films heighten our attention to light, darkness, flickering, mechanical rhythm and imaginary projections. About Eigenlicht: Certain minerals convert absorbed UV light into visible colours of unearthly beauty. Shown in sacred, cosmic silence. Eigenlicht (intrinsic light) refers to the visual interference the human eye sees in complete darkness. 

 

Highlights of IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam) 2016

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Only seen a sliver of the 300+ films of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, so this selection is very partial. But Laurie Anderson's Heart of A Dog, Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa, Andres Duques' Oleg e las Raras Artes and Beyond Sleep by Boudewijn Koole (based on the famous Dutch novel Nooit meer slapen) are all very beautiful and very remarkable. 

 

 

 

 

Worlding the Brain

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17-19 March 2016. Worlding the Brain. Patterns, Rhythms, Narratives in Neuroscience and the Humanities. International Symposium at the University of Amsterdam on understanding the human brain in interaction with the world.  Three leading scholars from the humanities and neurosciences have accepted our invitation to give keynote lectures at the symposium. Professors N. Katherine Hayes, Jean-Pierre Changeux and Andreas Roepstorff share a profound commitment to interdisciplinary research and have all in their own way contributed to the worlding of the brain across disciplinary boundaries. Find more information and the Call for Papers on the worldingthebrain-website.

Banner, poster and cover program booklet design by Johanna Ehde & Anton Weflo

 

Lucebert De Gebroken Rode Draad

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Lucebert's Dutch poetry and Post Second World War paintings are still so powerful. See here a website (made by Rocco ter Haar as school assignment) dedicated to two of his poems: De Visser van Ma Yuan en De Gebroken Rode Draad. Image: 'Drama thuis' Lucebert 1961.

Webcam as Cinematic Medium

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The Webcam as an Emerging Cinematic Medium by Paula Albuquerque is the title of the first PhD in Artistic Research involving a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. This research combines theory and art practice to analyse video surveillance as form of filmmaking and the consequent impact on processes of subjectification in urban spaces. Supervisor – Prof dr Patricia Pisters; Co-Supervisor – dr Jeroen Boomgaard; Artistic Advisor – Antonis Pittas. Defense: 14 January 2016 10.00 Agnietenkapel Oudezijdsvoorburgwal 229-231; Exhibition Opening 15 January 2016 17.00 -19.00 Stedelijke Bureau Amsterdam Rozenstraat 59 1016 NN Amsterdam.  Image: Paula Albuquerque - Unfinished Narratives # 41 Webcam / Screen Capture – 3’ 55” loop – Amsterdam 2013-2016

The Urban Millenium Project

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The Urban Millenium Project of photographer Bas Losekoot takes you accross the world in sharply observed and meticulously framed image. Visit The Urban Millenium Project website for photographs of New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, India and other cities that will be added as the project continues. Image The Urban Millenium Project, Seoul, Bas Losekoot, 2014.