Eye on Art – februari

February 2019

Assemblies, juxtapositions, inspired by: the month of February embraces all forms of interaction between artists. Found footage film, live music scores and upcoming creators.

A Journey with Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi | 5 February 19:15
Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi built up their impressive, highly praised and original joint oeuvre over a period of 40 years. Their work dissects found footage and makes connections between modernity and 20th-century imperialist violence. With introduction by Mark-Paul Meyer (Senior Curator Eye).

An evening with Eric de Kuyper | 8 February 19:15
To mark the opening of the Eric de Kuyper weekend Peter Delpeut, former programmer at the Filmmuseum, will talk to the former deputy director of the Filmmuseum about his rich career. Students of the Royal Conservatoire will perform live to Pierrot lunaire, pianist Martin de Ruiter will accompany the screening of a Bits & Pieces compilation.

Film: Lunacy | 16 February 16:00
The asylum in which the plot of the film takes place is an allegory of modern-day civilization. The screenplay freely adapts from the themes of two stories by Edgar Allan Poe— “The Premature Burial” and “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Feather.”

Eyeshadow: Blood Simple + Kitchenette | 23 February 21:30
A classic and a happening band: this edition of EyeShadow features a show by Kitchenette to follow the screening of the recent 4K restoration of Blood Simple, the feature film debut of the illustrious Coen brothers. A clumsy private eye does what he can to murder a two-timing wife (Francis McDormand). The five-strong band Kitchenette follows up with sumptuous synths and chorus guitars.

Searching for the master | 26 February 19:15
A conversation with film artists who are inspired by Švankmajer, with clips of their own work. With a screening of Surviving Life – Theory and Practice (2010).

Researchlabs 2019 | 2 March 11:00-21:30
On 2 March Eye puts the spotlight on a new generation of curators and artists during the annual Researchlabs. Students from eight art academies and universities will present a programme of new work, remixes of films or short historical avant-garde films from Eye’s collection.