Exploding Cinema – Life, Once More

From February 4 to 6, the programming is in the hands of Sven Lütticken, guest curator of Life, Once More, who has compiled a series of performances, debates, and film presentations. Drawing from a range of disciplines, there are contributions from, among others, Barbara Visser, Tom Holert, Catherine Sullivan, and Bik Van der Pol.

Exploding Cinema / International Film Festival Rotterdam

The program runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Friday 4 February
Barbara Visser: screening and discussion
The video Lecture on Lecture with Actress (2004) by Barbara Visser reflects on an earlier work by the artist, in which an actress gave an artist’s talk as Barbara Visser, while Visser told her what to say through an earpiece.

Barbara Visser will show a special version of the video and discuss her artistic practice, with its questioning of common conceptions concerning the boundaries between fact and fiction and between reality and representation.

Saturday 5 February
Catherine Sullivan in discussion with Tom Holert
Catherine Sullivan combines two scandals within the history of theater and performance art in a work titled ‘Tis Pity She’s a Fluxus Whore (2003): A 1943 version of John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity she’s a Whore and the 1964 Fluxus festival in Aachen. Parts of the Fluxus happening and of Ford’s play are performed by one actor, sometimes in the ‘wrong’ style of performance.

Tom Holert is a critic and theorist based in Berlin. A frequent contributor to magazines such as Texte zur Kunst and Artforum, in 2004 Holert also curated the exhibition The Future has a Silver Lining: Genealogies of Glamour at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich.

Sunday 7 February
Screening of a new film by Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, flashforward (2004)
Since 1997 art theoretician Eva Meyer and artist Eran Schaerf have been collaborating on films and radio plays. Their new essay film flashforward (2004) employs an unusual roster of actors (from Elfriede Jelinek and artist Suchan Kinoshita to Bert and Ernie) to develop the idea of the ‘flashforward’ and to praise the passion for and of the possible.

Both Meyer and Schaerf will be present at the screening.

TENT. shows within the framework of Exploding Cinema murmur, a groupshow made in association with curator Edwin Carels. The murmur topic is elaborated in a series of dialogues, entitled Chinese Whispers. 28 January – 1 February, daily from 15.00 – 17.00 hours in the auditorium. Free entrance.




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