Next Nature Network

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Next Nature Network is an organization to promote an extended concept of nature. You can become a member. See the NNN website for all projects and more inspiration and information. Image: Intimate technology Studio Roosegaarde

To Witness Matter

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11 December 2015 in Poetry Centre Perdu (Amsterdam): An evening on the materialities of memory and remembrance. With Baha Gorkem, Patricia Pisters, Mia You and Rozalie Hirs. See for more information Perdu's website. And the Facebook page. 

Necsus #8 Vintage

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Necsus: European Journal of Media Studies, issue #8  'Vintage' is now online! Great feature section and the special section guest edited by Kim Knowles. Read all contributions in Open Access at www.necsus-ejms.org

New Book: Filming for the Future

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Forthcoming:  new book on the amazing work of Grand Old Master of Dutch cinema Louis van Gaster will be presented in Paradiso, Amsterdam on 22nd November 2015. The book is illustrated and includes 3 DVDs containing 7 films (with English subtitels). Published by Amsterdam University Press.

"Finally. An engaged and thoughtful full-on narrative illuminating the work of Holland's preeminent film director, Louis van Gasteren. Patricia Pisters's, Filming For The Future is an unflinching and deft rendering of the six decades of van Gasteren's films; the writer giving blood, flesh and story to a complicated and controversial artist's obsessions and aesthetics. Like her subject's work, Pisters eschews cliche and slippery ideas to cement a well-wrought and hard earned research that throws bright light onto the times and temperament of van Gasteren's work. Filming For The Future, is an essential compliment to understanding van Gasteren's life, films and obsessions" - Michael Martin, author of Extended Remark: Poems from a Moravian Parking Lot 

"Unique attempt to interpret the multifaceted en multilayered oeuvre of the Grand Old Man of Dutch documentary in all encompassing treatise. A great achievement!" - Beerekamp is a former film critic and currently television critic for Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

 

Nostalgia for the Light

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Whow the Atacama Desert in Chili in November 2015. This desert is also the landscape to explore like an archive of forgotten memories hidden in the earth, missing persons and connecting point to the stars and distant gallaxies in Patricio Guzman's beautiful documentary Nostagia for the Light (2010). See the trailer below. 

 

Trailer "Nostalgia for the Light" from One World Romania on Vimeo.

Chantal Akerman

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So sad Chantal Akerman is no longer among us. Here's her debut film, with hindsite very premonitious. See for warm commorations of this great filmmaker Filmstudies for Free. My obituary in Dutch can be read in De Filmkrant and in PDF.