Venice Biennale: Cinema Olanda - Projecting the Netherlands

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh, From Left To Night, 2015. Still from the 32 minute film.

ASCA Biennale seminar: Cinema Olanda - Projecting the Netherlands

Hosted by Esther Peeren and Patricia Pisters, in close collaboration with Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Lucy Cotter.

 ‘Cinema Olanda’ is the title of the project by Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter  that will form the Dutch entry for the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale, taking place in 2017. Taking the Dutch national pavilion, designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1953, as a Modernist projection of the Netherlands, their exhibition will make space for lesser-known episodes in Dutch postcolonial history and explore how they resonate with current transitions in the Netherlands’ cultural and political landscape. The exhibition and live events in Venice will be accompanied by a multidisciplinary symposium entitled Cinema Olanda: Projecting the Netherlands, which will take place at various locations in the Netherlands in October 2017 in partnership with Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). This seminar series is the first manifestation of this collaboration.

The seminar will take a series of films by Wendelien van Oldenborgh (viewed during the seminar) as its departure point. Van Oldenborgh’s work is acclaimed for its use of the cinematic format as a methodology for production, with live (public) film shoots generating the collective co-production of scripts. Known for groundbreaking works set in colonial architecture and engaging with its attendant discourses, such as Maurits Script(2006), her recent work engages with Modernist architecture that paved the way for the social, economic and political realities of globalism. In her latest film, From Left to Night(2015) three sites embodying1960s idealist architecture in London form points of intersection of events, subjects and recent histories related to the London riots, music and feminism. Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Lucy Cotter will be present during the first seminar to introduce van Oldenborgh’s work and the Venice Biennale 2017 Project. Other guest speakers will be invited and announced to the seminar participants.

You can register and receive the full program by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participation is limited and ASCA PhD candidates are given priority.

Wendelien van Oldenborgh

Cinema Olanda

13 May to 26 November 2017

Preview: 10–12 May 2017

 Dutch Pavilion

Giardini, Venice

www.venicebiennale.nl

 Curated by Lucy Cotter

Commissioned by: Mondriaan Fund

Filming for the Future Awarded

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Filming for the Future: The Work of Louis Gasteren won the Louis Hartlooper Prize for Best Film Publication 2016. The annual Louis Hartlooper Prize for Best Film Publication will be presented during the Dutch Film Festival on Thursday, September 22nd. For the 12th time, the award will be awarded to a person with one or more publications in the past year that has made a stimulating contribution to thinking about Dutch film culture.

Patricia Pisters’ Filming for the Future: The Work of Louis Gasteren (Amsterdam University Press, 2015) presents an analytical tribute to this versatile artist. The book includes three DVDs, which enables the reader to ‘visually check’ the theoretical explanation given in the book. See for more information about the prize http://www.louishartlooperprijs.nl/ (in Dutch)

Jury about the book (in Dutch): Je zou denken dat over Louis van Gasteren, door velen beschouwd als Nederlands belangrijkste filmmaker sinds decennia (tevens gekend querulant), al vele boeken/studies zouden zijn verschenen. Pas nu (vlak voor zijn dood, oh ironie) verschijnt een prachtig eerbetoon aan deze veelzijdige kunstenaar. Door een intelligente indeling en interessante analyses van het zeer uiteenlopende werk heeft de schrijfster een buitengewoon helder en toegankelijk boek geschreven. Een boek waarbij drie dvd’s zijn bijgevoegd, zodat de gelezen theoretische uitleg voor een substantieel deel ook visueel getoetst kan worden. Zoals het hoort bij een filmboek, maar helaas veel te weinig gebeurt. Ook de zeer complete overzichten van feitelijke informatie als bijvoorbeeld- filmografie - bibliografie- beeldende kunst en noten, maken dit boek tot een absolute aanrader. Een standaardwerk. Here's the press release about the award.

 

 

Pascale Sophie Kaparis

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Just met Pascale Sophie Kaparis and saw her work on tremors, trauma, seismic movements, percpetion and memory. Beautiful "Bodies without Organs" in differences and repetitions of red. From Eye to Brain. From Earth to Brain. TBC. Here's a great interview with the artist during "Seism" at Gemak in The Hague in 2015. See also her website.

Necsus on Small Data

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A new issue of Necsus - European Journal of Media Studies is out, with among others an interview with Richard Dyer in the feature section, a special section on "Small Data", new audio-visual essays and reviews of special festivals, exhibitions and books. All in Open Access. For keeping Open Access really open access, support is needed. ;-)

Helmut Newton Retrospective

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16 June - 4 September 2016. Very interesting retrospective of Helmut Newton's (fashhion and beyond) photography at Foam Gallery in Amsterdam.