10-19 June 2016. Oerol Festival. Theater and performances on many locations on the beautiful island Terschelling (in the north of the Netherlands). Impressive encounter between human bodies and nature in the dunes at sunrise in NIDO/Rizoma 2016 by Compania Sharon Fridman; full experience of trust in Curve (Scheigman & Het Houten Huis); a "cinematographic" looking back at the present in Re-enactment of the Now (Theater Utrecht/Davy Pieters); spectacular dance, 'club poetry' and music in Mecahnical Ecstacy (Club Guy & Roni / Slagwerk Den Haag), Kwaku festival hosted an oerol-edition and George and Eran offer solutions for World Peace in the finale part of their acclaimed trilogy. Razor sharp and so true. Here a few impressions.
22 November 2015. Book presentation of Filming for the Future: The Work of Louis van Gasteren in Paradiso Amsterdam. First copies of the book were offered to filmmaker Louis van Gasteren and to Willemien van Aalst, director of the Dutch Film Festival.
The exhibition and filmprogram Michealangelo Antonioni Il Maestro del Cinema Moderno at EYE Film Institute Netherlands (12 September 2015 - 17 January 2016) proofs once more the greatness and relevance of Antonioni today. Besides his masterpieces in black and white, the trilogy of L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961) and L'Eclisse (1962), also the breath taking experiments in color that enter under the skin: Ik Deserto Rosso (1964), Blow Up (1966), Zabriskie Point (1970) and Professione Reporter (1974).
Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference from 25-29 March 2015 was in Montreal. About 2000 papers and inspiring encounters. And some impressions of Montreal. The Museum of Modern Art: marvelous Isabelle Hupert in a Gary Hill installation, Sophie Call's moving work about blindness and the sea in Istanbul, Simon Starling's questioning the material world. The contours of Buckminster Fuller's geode from the Expo '67. The splendid interior of the Notre Dam in the old city. And an exhibition on the Dutch cultural austerity, Cuts Make the Country Better, with many artist interviews.