Short Film Programme by students of Piet Zwart Institute (Lens-Based Media) in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam:

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Friday, 29 February 2020, 15:30 (duration of the programme is 1 h)
EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam 


As consumers, we are confronted with a seemingly endless stream of images. Our faith in these images is being increasingly challenged by our understanding of the technologies involved, both in their production and distribution. This, in turn, leads to questions concerning the image’s dialogue with reality, raising questions of ‘fake news’ in the (social) media and leading to a wider anxiety that possibly our whole understanding of reality is based on a simulation.

absurd and fluid

The Lens Based Media artists from Piet Zwart Institute seek to both address and offer alternative voices for dealing with these situations. In this light, the real is not necessarily what you perceive it to be. The nature of (un-)reality is unstable, transformative, absurd, fluid, and unreliable. It can take the shape of a gaze, a home, a morning routine, traffic, observations of nature and much more.

Facebook event: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Eye on Art’s Research Labs provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. Students from different art academies and universities are asked to put together a programme featuring their own work and films (including remixes) from Eye’s collection. Research Labs do not follow a strict format and often result in a cultural crossover between film and other art forms. In this one hour program, the artists present their moving image pieces that relate to our perception of the world around us and will open your eyes to the possible illusions of reality.