Each year the graduating filmmakers, designers and artists of the Master Media Design and Communication of the Piet Zwart Institute celebrate their graduation by creating an event:  screenings, lectures, and publications representing a diverse range of practice-based research. This year PZI Media Design adopts a two-day festival format spread across Het Nieuwe Instituut and KINO

The festival includes work in progress by first year students of both the Lens-based Media and Experimental Publishing study paths.

DAY ONE: THURSDAY JUNE 15, 17.00 – 22.30

For the first part of this festival, located at Het Nieuwe Instituut, the first year students of the Experimental Publishing path will present their trimester work Interfacing the Law.  Later in the evening, graduating students present their graduation projects, and discuss their practice with guests.

17.00- 19.00 Special Issue #3: Interfacing the Law – in the library
public event, presentations of projects with guest Séverine Dusollier (SciencesPo)
18.00 – 21.00 Mystery Tour For All Ages Ministry Of Anomie and volunteers
21.30 – 22.30 Adversarial Interface Presentation, Q&A with Femke Snelting – 5th floor

DAY TWO: FRIDAY JUNE 16, 18.30 – 22.00

The second day of the festival is an evening of public screenings at KINO Cinema:
works by first-year students of the Lens-Based path, followed by films of graduating students.

18.00 – 18.30  Come and join us for drinks in the KINO GRAND Cafe
18.30 – 19.30  Lens-Based Cohort Screening  Works & Research In Progress
20.00 – 22.00  KINO 4 – Graduation Film Screenings.

Location JUNE 15th: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015CB Rotterdam: http://hetnieuweinstituut.nl
Location JUNE 16th: KINO Cinema, Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 PM Rotterdam:
Admission: Free


Samira Damato (DE/MT)  Pomegranate Seeds
Samira Damato is a filmmaker who explores various facets of love and nostalgia. With her transnational background, Samira has experienced various cultures as a distanced observer, and uses these experiences in her practice. Her films have been screened at international festivals

Sara Hamadeh (LB)  The Face of a Refusing Machine
Sara Hamadeh is an artist and researcher with a background in film studies. Her current research seeks to offer a critical reading of images of war together with the politics of their production and distribution online.

Julia Kul (PL) The Ministry of Anomie
The Ministry of Anomie is a secret organisation that researches and develops the anomic policy. It gathers intelligence information and performs covert operations. Its sabotaging activities usually go unnoticed due to the MA’s radical invisibility and crashing inefficiency.  The MA was founded long before Mossad, the KGB, and the Vatican City State. In 1783 the MA was blessed by 8th Dalai Lama.  The MA is considered to be the actual 1990  Nobel Prize laureate:  Gorbachev was just a front.

Colm O’ Neill (IE)  Adversarial Interface
Colm O’Neill is a designer and researcher based in Rotterdam and Brussels. His work is concerned with mediations of digital literacy through graphical, user and programmatic interfaces. The research and practice that result follow the ideals of free and open source development models.

Ying Shi ‘Stone’ [CN /石颖]  Bonsai
Stone Ying Shi is a film maker and visual artist who works with photography, 3d images and videos. She has a BA Film Directing (Editing Art and Technology) from Communication University of China in Beijing. Her current projects play with human bodies, colours and an unknown space.

Nataliya Sinelshchikova (RU)  Screenscapes
Nataliya Sinelshchikova is a researcher and media artist with a background in graphic design. Her interests revolve around generative art, media specificities and the aesthetics of distortion as an inevitable part of our relationships with technology.

Xiting Xu ‘Chloe’ [CN /石颖]  Fresh to Decay
Xiting Xu has a  background of screenwriting and lens-base art.  Her work is  influenced by a variety of media such as film and cyber-culture. By combining the fictional narrative with real people’s online life, her work draws a unique picture of young people in the Internet age.

Emily Buzzo, Karina Dukalska, Max Franklin, Giulia de Giovanelli, Franc González, Clàudia Giralt Monedero, Margreet Riphagen, Nadine Rotem-Stibbe & Kimmy Spreeuwenberg

XPUB: http://xpub.nl

Ryan Cherewaty, Catalina Giraldo , Qian Hao, Fabian Landewee, Sigrún Lýðsdóttir,
Anna-Lena Lystad, Irma Oldenburg & Paula Winkler