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Boundaries of the Archive @ EYE Amsterdam

Boundaries of the Archive @ EYE Amsterdam

Time: Opening Tuesday 12 April, 19:15 – 21:45
Location: the EYE, IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT, Amsterdam [exhibition space 1st floor]
Continuing: through Saturday 23 April, open daily 10:00 – 19:00
Admission: € 10,- with varying discounts – Museum cardholders Free

Boundaries of the Archive – Research Lab – Piet Zwart Institute

The Piet Zwart Institute Research Lab is focused on the boundaries of the archive. As media practitioners studying the structures and cultural impacts of our media technologies, we concentrate on the intricate and usually hidden aspects of EYE’s extensive archive.

The EYE Collection is internationally recognised for its outstanding historical breadth and quality, particularly in relation to Dutch cinema culture. Any limitations, frictions and little noticed quirks in the archival system serve as poetic inspiration.

The timing of this exhibition coincides with the moving of the EYE Collection to new premises. It provides a starting point to explore the materiality of both digital and analogue films, the poetics of cataloguing them, and the fragile semantics of a vast collection database.

Including works by current students Lucas Battich [AR], Julie Boschat [FR], Cihad Caner [TR], Cristina Cochior [RO], Solange Frankort [NL], Nataliya Sinelshchikova [RU], Yuzhen Tang [CN], Ruben van de Ven [NL] & Thomas Walskaar [NO] and is part of Close-Up -A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands, EYE on Art continuing until 23 May, 2016.

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