On Sunday 3 October the exhibition will close with a film program curated by Julian Ross (Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)).
From Seeing to Acting (Film Program)
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.”
Ismaïl Bahri is a Tunisian artist who studied art at Tunis Institute of Fine Arts and Paris 1. He has had solo shows at Jeu de Paume (Paris) and Le Forum (Tokyo) and his film Foyer has received awards at the film festivals 25FPS, MIEFF, Filmadrid, Hamburg and Punto de Vista.
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.”
Yuyan Wang is currently a student at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains. She has a degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (2012) and the Beaux-arts de Paris (2016). Her film One Thousand and One Attempts to be an Ocean screened in Berlinale Shorts earlier this year and has received several awards at festivals since.
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. Soundtrack by Jim O’Rourke.
Takashi Makino is a Japanese artist-filmmaker who makes collages, music and abstract film. He is affiliated with Empty Gallery and Anomaly and he has received awards at Videoex, 25FPS, EXiS, Ann Arbor and he received a Tiger Award for Short Film for Generator at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
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)
Please show your QR code as proof of vaccination or a negative test result upon entry of the screening room.
Julian Ross is a Programmer at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and an Assistant Professor at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS).