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Found Footage: Cinema Exposed

5 April through 3 June 2012

With Found Footage: Cinema Exposed, EYE will officially move into its new 1,200-square-metre exhibition space. The exhibition shows how artists and filmmakers make use of the nearly inexhaustible reservoir of images that can be found in film archives, on Internet, TV and DVD.

Found Footage: Cinema Exposed forms the spectacular kick-off of the coming series of exhibitions that will be held in EYE’s new building on the banks of the River IJ.

This inaugural exhibit reveals the fascination of artists and experimental filmmakers for working with found films and film fragments, to which they give a new, original twist. These images have cropped up in film archives, Internet, TV, DVD and feature films, and serve as raw material and are given another meaning in new films, installations and presentations.

Attention: this exhibition was on display from 5 April through 3 June 2012.

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The participants include Bruce Conner (1933-2008) and Douglas Gordon. Visual artists Aernout Mik and Christoph Girardet designed an installation especially for this exhibit based on EYE’s collection. Other participating artists include David Claerbout (1969), Anri Sala (1974), Bill Morrison (1965) and Joachim Koester (1962). During the exhibition there will be a wide range of activities programmed, including lectures, debates and film screenings.

Thematic film programmes

There will be film screenings, debates and lectures on the theme of found footage, all of which will be held in EYE’s new cinemas and auditoriums. The programme includes work from important (early) found footage artists such as Harun Farocki (1944), Gustav Deutsch (1952), Bill Morrison (1965) and Péter Forgács (1950).

Found footage loop

In connection with the exhibition, there is a continuous film programme that will run in Cinema 4 with work by Harun Farocki (1944), Phil Solomon (1954), Martin Arnold (1959) and Deimantas Narkevicius (1964), among others. The dates and times during which this ‘loop’ will be shown differ from those of the exhibition.

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Guided tours

To book a tour of the exhibtion, please contact Arttra:

Found Footage: Cinema Exposed was curated by Jaap Guldemond, director of exhibitions at EYE Film Institute Netherlands.

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