Master of Film

The Master of Film lecture series

Every other Wednesday night the Master’s department of the Film Academy invites guests to come and give a lecture. Speakers can be film makers, visual artists, composers but also philosophers, scientists or film theoreticians. The aim is simple: to broaden our horizon and to get inspired by a diversity of approaches and perspectives.

The lectures are free and open to all who are interested. For most lectures a reservation won't be necessary, but if you want to be sure to have a seat: please use the online RSVP form.

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Programme winter/spring 2015

4 March 2015

A performance webshop: threat or advocate of artistic autonomy? | Pascal Gielen & Nina Jan

In 2014, two Slovenian artists opened a fully functional performance webshop (www.a-la-cart.com), which soon raised many eyebrows of those involved in the artistic scene. A simple action of selling customized versions of performance art online, but mostly exposing the marketing and selling aspects of the “creative act” was received by the art world with mixed feelings. This, among others, revealed an interesting fact: in 2014, a number of people (artists and producers included!) still believed that (performance) art was not something that should be sold. Blinded by the spirit of “artistic romantic euphoria” artistic believers still seem to praise the sublime aura of an artwork that should be, by all means, devoid of all commercial aspects. Art is not a consumer good, they argue. Or, in other words, art has nothing to do with money.

This Master of Film lecture hosts Slovenian artist and Master of Film student Nina Jan, one of the authors of the A la Cart Performance Webshop, who will take us behind the scenes of the A la Cart Performance Webshop project and through concrete examples of the artistic process address and problematize the topics of artistic hyper-production, mobility, adaptability, opportunism, artistic romantic euphoria and a search for artistic autonomy.

Nina’s opening lecture will be picked up by sociologist Pascal Gielen who will position the performance webshop into a wider framework of post-Fordism and precarious work and, based on his recent research ‘The Hybrid Artist’ and ‘Post-Fordist Labour in the Creative City’, discuss the conditions of contemporary art production.

The lecture is a cooperation between the Master of Film and KUD NUM.

About
Pascal Gielen (1970) is director of the research center Arts in Society at the Groningen University where he is full professor sociology of art. Gielen is also editor in-chief of the book series ‘Arts in Society’ (Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg & Groningen University) and research professor at the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg. Gielen has written serveral books on contemporary art, cultural heritage and cultural politics. Books are ‘Being an Artist in Post-Fordist Times’ (2009-NAi), ‘The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude. Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism’ (2009, 2010 and 2015 - Valiz), ‘Teaching Art in the Neoliberal Realm. Realism versus Cynicism’ (2013-Valiz), ‘Creativity and other Fundamentalisms’ (2013-Mondriaan), ‘Institutional Attitudes. Instituting Art in a Flat World’  (2013-Valiz), ‘The Ethics of Art’ (2014-Valiz), ‘Aesthetic Justice’ (2015-Valiz) and ‘No Culture, No Europe’ (2015-Valiz). Gielen's research focuses on cultural politics and the institutional contexts of the arts. Books of Gielen are translated in English, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. p.j.d.gielen[EMAIL BESCHERMD]@[EMAIL BESCHERMD]rug.nl

Nina Jan (1986) is a conceptual artist, performer and director, lately mostly working between the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. Her conceptual work that covers the fields of performance art, installation, film and internet art often investigates audience-friendly ways for interactivity as well as questions the default settings of artistic media, artistic processes and the creative position of the author herself. Setting up the À la Cart Performance Webshop Nina has become increasingly interested in developing alternative marketing strategies for performance art practices and exposing the effects of Post-Fordist production on the artistic realities. She is currently also initiating an online museum called the Museum of (un)sent emails, which, by its detailed use of certain structural elements and curatorial practices aims to research the multitude of individual voices hidden among mass e-communication.
Nina is also a co-founder of the multidisciplinary artist collective KUD NUM.

10 March 2015

Half the Horizon | Paul & Menno de Nooijer

Half the Horizon is a multi media performance by Paul & Menno de Nooijer, telling the story of a man who is diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Location: EYE, Cinema 2

Please note: this multi media performance is a collaboration between the Master's programme and EYE and will take place in EYE. You will need to buy a ticket.

18 March 2015

Programme to be announced

1 April 2015

The Story Ark | Keith Cunningham

More information on this programme will follow soon

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15 April 2015

Performing Life | Ulay

Photo by Lena Pislak

More information on this programme will follow soon

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10 June 2015

Guerilla filmmaking in South-East Asian cinema | Lorna Tee

Lorna Tee will speak about guerilla filmmaking in South-East Asian cinema (and the lessons we westerners could learn from that).

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Expected in 2015 (exact dates to be confirmed)

The self-licking ice cream syndrome | Johan Grimonprez

More information on the programme will follow soon

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Time & place

Date & time:
Every other Wednesday night,
19:30-21:30 hrs.

Location:
Film Academy cinema

Reservations:
Please use the RSVP form

Programme winter/spring 2015

Wednesday 18 February 2015
no programme

Wednesday 4 March 2015
A performance webshop: threat or advocate of artistic autonomy?
Pascal Gielen & Nina Jan

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Half the Horizon
Paul & Menno de Nooijer
location: EYE

Wednesday 18 March 2015
to be announced

Wednesday 1 April 2015
The Story Ark
Keith Cunningham

Wednesday 15 April 2015
Performing Life
Ulay

Wednesday 10 June 2015
Guerilla filmmaking in South-East Asian cinema
Lorna Tee

Expected in 2015:
The self-licking ice cream syndrome
Johan Grimonprez

See past events

Wednesday Night Film Screenings

On the other Wednesday nights (when there is no Master Film lecture) our Master of Film students are organizing film screenings and talks at the Film Academy cinema.

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