EYE Artist and Scholar-in-Residence program
EYE Filmmuseum celebrated the 70th anniversary of its collection in 2016 with the launch of a new In-Residence program. As of 2017, this initiative welcomes invited artists and scholars to explore and creatively reuse archival material within the EYE collection.
The program follows in a long tradition of previous collaborations with renowned artists and aims to stimulate interactions among artists, scientists and the public.The Residency program is by invitation only and enables a guest artist and a guest scholar to freely develop or create a project making use of the vast collection and expertise of EYE. The length of the residency is three months.
The invited artist and scholar will be hosted by the EYE Collection Centre, a brand-new expert centre for collection development, preservation, restoration, digitization and research. This centre in Amsterdam-North provides a working space and disposes of facilities that the artists and scholars can make use of – a modern research centre and library, but also various vaults, restoration and scanning ateliers. The artist and the scholar-in-residence will have access to the expertise of EYE curators and a vast collection of approximately 40,000 film titles and other collections besides, such as photos, posters, film apparatuses, film music, books, as well as archives of filmmakers and businesses.
The residency aims to provide the opportunity for public access to the work by the invited artist and scholar, and promotes talks, seminars or workshops as part of the stay. At the end of the residency, the artist and the scholar will give a presentation on the project they have worked on. The form of this presentation can vary from a screening of their new work, a lecture, a publication or the exhibition of an installation.