On Sunday 3 October the exhibition will close with a film program curated by Julian Ross in collaboration with Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS).
Julian Ross is a researcher, curator and writer based in Amsterdam. He is Programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam, member of the selection committee at Locarno Film Festival, and Assistant Professor at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS). His recent projects include: co-curator for the exhibition “More Than Cinema: Motoharu Jonouchi and Keiichi Tanaami” at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; curator of the film programme for “Other Futures”, Amsterdam; co-curator for “Animistic Apparatus” with May Adadol Ingawanij (NTT ICC, Tokyo and various venues); and writer for the chapter “Experimental Film” for The Japanese Cinema Book (BFI).
From Seeing to Acting - film programme
All and nothing
When confronted with everything at once, will we be able to decipher anything, or will we just see nothing? The three films in this programme –curated in response to the exhibition From Seeing to Acting– reflect on the limits of the frame but also the capacity for what’s within it to explore a world beyond it and set things into motion.
Foyer (Ismaïl Bahri, 2016, France, 32 min)
“A film / a fire. The sheet of paper / the cinema screen. The film’s title refers to the formation, however ephemeral, of a foyer of looks: the filmmaker and the passers-by look on together at the piece of paper [placed in front of a camera lens], commenting on the ongoing experiment.”
One Thousand and One Attempts to be an Ocean (Wang Yuyan, 2020, France, 11 min)
“[The film] reflects on the experience of not being able to see the world with depth perception [...] It's about a desire for groundless waves, blended with today's inexorable entropy of our information societies.”
Generator (Takashi Makino, 2011, Japan, 20 min)
Distant aerial shots and close-ups co-exist in Takashi Makino’s evocative abstract film that explores superimposition as a way of visualising what’s invisible in his response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
Sunday 3 October 2021 (admission 5 euro for 1 time slot)
13:30–14:45 hrs & 15:00–16:15 hrs (max. 40 visitors per screening)
Two screenings of a special film program connected to the theme of the exhibition.