FIBER Festival: Alchemical Visions

A double edition of EYE on Art on behalf of FIBER Festival, including a special on film and alchemy. Alchemical Visions is the title of a cinematic trip that will initiate the audience into the alchemists’ time-honoured quest to transform matter. An evening with Professor of Film Studies Patricia Pisters, architect/artist Füsun Türetken, filmmaker Karel Doing, media artists TeZ and Tarik Barri and sound artist Mark IJzerman.

Alchemical Visions is an introduction to the FIBER Festival (11-14 May). This year’s theme is the relationship between art and alchemy.

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symposium ‘The Costume of the Future’

The symposium ‘The Costume of the Future’ focuses on the role new technological developments play in designing and making costumes. What does it mean for the making process? Does it change the costume designer’s role? And what does it mean for directors and actors? These and other questions will be discussed by Dutch designer Ellen Lens (Brimstone), the Italian-American designer of digital costumes Luca Nemolato (The Hunger Games) and former fashion journalist Pauline Terreehorst. Moderator is Marketa Uhlirova, Director of the Fashion on Film Festival in London and author of numerous books and articles about the role of fashion and costumes in film. This symposium was established in collaboration with students of the MA Film studies (UvA), and particularly the course ‘(Un)dressing Cinema: Fashion & Film’ by Marie Baronian.

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Béla Tarr & Jacques Rancière

On May 5th, 2017, Béla Tarr will have a discussion in EYE with the famous French philosopher Jacques Rancière, who has written a book about the work of Béla Tarr. In Béla Tarr: The Time After, Rancière dives deeper into the role of time in Tarrs’ films. The moderator of the night will be Dana Linssen (TVNZ, Filmkrant).

More information about the event can be found here.

Tjarda de Haan Guest Lecture: The Reconstruction of the Digital City

The AMIA UvA Student Chapter (Association Of Moving Image Archivists) in association with the Masters Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image are pleased to announce a special talk by Tjarda de Haan, web archeologist at the Amsterdam Museum (https://www.amsterdammuseum.nl/), on the 20th of April, 2017, from 4-6pm at Oudemenhuispoort C.223 in Amsterdam. Tjarda will present and discuss her on-going project Reconstructing The Digital City. Open to all students and interested parties.

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Find out more about AMIA student chapter here.

 

Research project SEMIA receives NWO grant

The research project The Sensory Moving Image Archive (SEMIA). Boosting Creative Reuse for Artistic Practice and Research is one of the seven projects that will receive funding by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) within the research program Smart Culture – Arts and Culture. SEMIA aims to develop a search method that allows artists and researchers to search digitized heritage collections based on their visual characteristics such as light and color, shape or movement. The project’s objective is to establish a set of tools that is needed for the sensory exploration of moving images and it aims to provide a boost to the practice of users who seek to creatively repurpose collections.

Main-applicant is Giovanna Fossati, Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam (ASCA) and Chief Curator at EYE. Co-applicants are dr. Eef Masson of the University of Amsterdam (ASCA) and dr. Harry van Vliet of the Research Group Crossmedia of the University of Amsterdam of Applied Sciences.

Film&Science 2017 – Illusions: Trick & Treat your sight

After the 2016 edition about the sense of smell, the Institut Français des Pays-Bas is pleased to invite you to the 7th edition of the Film&Science Festival – “Illusions : Trick & Treat your Sight”, which will be held on the 12th and 13th April from 7pm at the FilmHallen in Amsterdam.  Should you wish to attend to the evenings, please, register by email to science-univ.la-haye-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr, stating the number of people. 

Check the full festival program here.

This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice

From April 3 to May 15, EYE and the University of Amsterdam present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures at EYE devoted to notable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage. Giovanna Fossati (chief curator at EYE and professor of Film Heritage at the UvA) addresses recent restoration projects and presentation forms of film heritage, varying from pre-cinema to recent experimental films and Hollywood classics. Besides regular film projections in cinemas, the lectures cover exhibitions and alternative presentation formats. Each session features a guest speaker, a Q&A and film screenings, often accompanied by live music.

For more info and the full program: eyefilm.nl/thisisfilm

NALACS Thesis Award in film theatre Rialto

On Friday, March 31st, 2017, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), organizes a festive network event in film theatre Rialto in Amsterdam. The event is devoted to the annual award for the best thesis written on a Latin American or Caribbean topic at a Dutch university in the academic year 2015-2016. The nominated master students will all give a short presentation on their thesis, after which the jury will award the prize for best thesis and, this year for the first time, the best presentation.

The program will start at 3pm with the screening of Consuming the Future, a short film by Jaime Hoogesteger, President of NALACS, and a response and discussion by social scientist and activist, Rosabla Icaza Garza. After the ceremony, from 5pm onwards, there will be drinks and bites in the bar of Rialto. Entrance is free.

NALACS Thesis Award 2015-2016

Date:                Friday March 30, 2017
Time:                3-7pm (start program: 3pm, start drinks: 5pm)
Location:        Rialto (Ceintuurbaan 338, 1072 GN Amsterdam)
RSVP:              www.facebook.com/events/1327513283938801
Entrance:       Free of charge and open for all to attend, both to the ceremony (3pm) and the drinks afterwards (5pm)

No registration needed, just come and join!

Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking

The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA placed 6th for this subject. With a total of 19 subjects listed in the top 50, the UvA is the highest ranked university in the Netherlands for the second consecutive year.

Edith Smit, director of the Graduate School of Communication and professor of Persuasive Communication, is extremely pleased with the achievement. ‘It reflects our constant efforts to improve our teaching and research. We were already well respected in Europe; it’s great to see that we have now also cemented our position globally.’ Richard Rogers, professor of New Media and Digital Culture and former department chair of Media Studies is also delighted with the result: ‘Our department is doing ground-breaking work and we always gain considerable international recognition in the field for the media theories and methods we develop. It’s great to see this confirmed in a major international ranking like the QS.

Read the full article here.

DocuDoka on the encounters between tourists and refugees

On Thursday March 30th, DocuDoka (of which the Film Team is part as well) organizes a film and discussion night on the encounters between tourists and refugees. The night in creative bar Doka will start with the screening of Holiday for Everyone (2017, Vakantie voor iedereen), a new documentary by Dutch film trio Annelies WezenbergMark Koster and Rik Lauwen about a temporary center for asylum seekers on a Dutch holiday park and their contact with the local vacationers there. After the screening, which also includes short film and PowNed news report on similar encounters in the Mediterranean region, there will be an interactive discussion with the filmmakers as well as two experts, (former) refugee worker Rebecca Streng and philosopher Ruud Welten.

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Screening of ‘Metalepsis in Black’

On Thursday the 23th and Friday the 24th of February the documentary Metalepsis in Black (Aryan Kaganof, 2016, 98 min) will be screened at film theatre Cavia. Metalepsis in Black is a powerful documentary about the student activism in South Africa and the debate about the non-existent equality in education and throughout contemporary society, 22 years after the supposted abolition of apartheid.

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Rise and Shine! This Must be Happiness – Research Lab UvA+Piet Zwart

The Research Labs in EYE on Art on 28 February and 16 May provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. In these Research Labs, students from ten art academies and universities put together a programme involving their own work and films (including remixes) from EYE’s collection. The Research Labs do not follow a strict format and often result in a cultural crossover between film and other art forms. On 28 February and 16 May EYE will award a prize for the two best projects in collaboration with Heineken H41.

Tuesday the 28th of February will be an evening in collaboration with the Film Team of the University of Amsterdam and the Piet Zwart Institute to celebrate, challenge and contradict the age-old question of happiness. The programme will feature 17 original film and artworks presented by young researchers and artists who ask you tonight: are you happy?

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World Premiere Emerald Transmutations

The film Emerald Transmutations (2016), made by Ian Magor, D.N. Rodowick, Jacques Perconte, Polly Stanton, David Verdeure, Rosa Menkman and Film team member Patricia Pisters, will receive its world premiere at the Alchemy Film Festival in Hawick, UK, on Friday March 3th. Jacques Perconte will be present for a Q&A after the screening and Patricia Pisters will give a talk at the Alchemical Visions Opening Symposium on Thursday March 2nd.

More info and tickets for Emerald Transmutations:
alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2017/indefinite-visions/

More info and tickets for the Opening Symposium:
alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2017/symposium/

Programme IFFR 2017 Now Available

In two days time the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 (25 January – 5 February) will start! Since its founding in 1972, it has become one of the most important events in the film world, maintaining its focus on independent and experimental films by emerging and established filmmakers. Film Team member, Patricia Pisters, takes part in the jury of the Tiger Shorts and is involved in two other festival programmes, including Black Rebels, a programme of films, documentaries, tv-series and art from and about.

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International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language

Film Team member, Charles Forceville, will give a plenary lecture, entitled “Literal and Metaphoric / Metonymic FORCE Schemes in Animation Films,” at the 3rd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language, to be held from 26-28 April 2017 at the University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia.

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SOUNDS OF SILENCE FESTIVAL 3RD EDITION

Sounds of Silence festival presents silent film masterpieces with cutting edge contemporary music, performed live. This year they celebrate our 3rd edition, coming to The Hague in February 24-26, 2017. The festival is sponsored by Gemeente Den Haag and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and hosted by theatre De Nieuwe Regentes, the Hague.

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Film Event on ‘The Jewish identity’

On Sunday January 22nd from 2.30-4pm the Joods Cultureel Kwartier (JHM) organizes a film afternoon on ‘The Jewish Identity. The main film of the afternoon is the ‘mockumentary’ Zelig (1983) by Woody Allen. This fictional documentary highlights the life and period of Leonard Zelig (played by Woody Allen), the ‘human chameleon’, whose overwhelming desire to conform is reflected in the ability to take on to the face and physical characteristics of whom he happens to meet. Film Studies alumni Amir Vodka will give a talk at the event.

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Special Film Screening of Reasonable Doubt

On Wednesday 18 January 2017 at 4pm, EYE Filmmuseum presents the latest film by cultural theorist and critic Mieke Bal. Reasonable Doubt (2016) is an experiment to audio-visualise ‘thought’. Mixing docu-drama with theoretical fiction, the project stages scenes from the lives of philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) and the Swedish Queen Kristina (1626-1689). The screening is introduced by Mieke Bal, and followed by a Q&A session led by Giovanna Fossati, chief curator at EYE and professor of Film Heritage at the University of Amsterdam.

For tickets, please visit eyefilm.nl.