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Eye Artist and Scholar-in-Residence 2018/2019

Aimée Zito Lema and Patricia Pisters were the Eye Artist and Scholar-in-Residences for 2018/2019.

Still from Lola Magenta (2017, Ansuya Blom). Curated by Eye Scholar-in-Residence 2018/2019 Patricia Pisters.
Still from Lola Magenta (2017, Ansuya Blom). Curated by Eye Scholar-in-Residence 2018/2019 Patricia Pisters.

2018/2019 Eye Artist-in-Residence

Aimée Zito Lema engages with questions around social memory and the body as an agent of resistance in her practice. Her recent solo exhibitions include 13 Shots at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2018), Imprinted Mater at Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (2017) and A Series of Gestures at Kunsthall, Trondheim (2017).

During her residency at the Eye Collection Centre, Zito Lema intends to pursue a research and produce a new work based on the relationships – real and utopian-, between material, history and social memory. In approaching Eye’s archive she will explore the tension between becoming and remaining through the use of performative and installation elements.

2018/2019 Eye Scholar-in-Residence

Patricia Pisters is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research and teaching focuses on film-philosophy, in conjunction with neuroscience and on political implications of contemporary transnational screen culture and media ecologies. She has published several books including Filming for the Future. The Work of Louis van Gasteren (2016) which is part of the Framing Film book series. Currently she works on a book on cinema and psychopathologies of media culture; and on a multi-media project on metallurgy, alchemy and media art. She also writes and lectures regularly about classic film authors and about Dutch film culture. In 2019 she will be fellow at the Cinepoetics Centre for Advanced Film Studies at the Freie Universitat in Berlin.

As Eye Scholar-in-Residence, Pisters’ intention is to look for films, stories and styles that are transgressive, and that have stretched the borders of perception, questioning the shifting borders between ‘normal’ and ‘insane’. Relating archival material to what Linda Williams called ‘the frenzy of the visible,’ she hopes to investigate the changing landscapes of perception in a confrontation with madness through film style.

Still from Joe Faces (1996, Ansuya Blom).
Still from Joe Faces (1996, Ansuya Blom).

Eye Artist and Scholar-in-Residence Week 2019

The Eye Artist and Scholar-in-Residence Week, marked the end of the 2018-2019 edition of the residency programme. This week included a lecture by scholar Patricia Pisters alongside a screening of five films by Ansuya Blom.

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Still from 214322, (2019, Aimée Zito Lema).
Still from 214322, (2019, Aimée Zito Lema).

There has been a special programme with artist Aimée Zito Lema who presented the film '214322' which she created during her residency at Eye. Together with invited guests Amal Alhaag and Daniela Agostinho, Zito Lema presented an evening investigating the margins of the archive.

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