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Black Light

Representation of black identity in films

6 March 2020 — 30 September 2021

Still Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
Still Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)

Eye has invited ten guest curators to create talks, events and performances. Black Light also features theatre, dance, interviews and round table talks.

Black Light highlights the representation of black identity in films, from 1920 to the present.

Still Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley)
Still Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley)
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Still Wan Pipel (Pim de la Parra)
Still Wan Pipel (Pim de la Parra)
Still Shaft (Gordon Parks)
Still Shaft (Gordon Parks)

Gastcuratoren

For Black Light Eye has invited guest curators who, based on their specialism, present an evening around black identity in film and pop culture, including Marjorie Boston and Maarten van Hinte (RIGHTABOUTNOW INC.), Greg de Cuir Jr. (curator), Judith Leysner (artist, founder and director of NEVERNEVERLAND), Martine Dekker and Azu Nwagbogu (Cinedans), Roelof Jan Minneboo (screenwriter) and Ivan Barbosa (filmmaker).

Roelof Jan Minneboo & Ivan Barbosa (photo: Bete van Meeuwen)
Roelof Jan Minneboo & Ivan Barbosa (photo: Bete van Meeuwen)
Michael Middelkoop (photo: Bete van Meeuwen)
Michael Middelkoop (photo: Bete van Meeuwen)
Eurydice Wijngaarde (photo: Bete van Meeuwen)
Eurydice Wijngaarde (photo: Bete van Meeuwen)
Still Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
Still Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
Poster Black Light
Poster Black Light

Programme Black Light

Eye shows a selection of the program of the same name that curator Greg de Cuir Jr. compiled for the Locarno Film Festival.

Still Traveling while black
Still Traveling while black

VR Traveling While Black

Het virtual-realitywerk dat van 16 juli tot 6 augustus in Eye te zien was, geeft een gezicht aan racistisch gemotiveerd politiegeweld. De VR sluit af met een aangrijpend interview met Samaria Rice, wier 12-jarige zoon Tamir voor het huizenblok aan het spelen was en een speelgoedpistool vasthield toen een politieagent hem in 2014 doodschoot.

Spoken word Akwasi

Word artist Akwasi gave a spoken-word performance at the opening night of the VR work Xtended: Traveling While Black (Roger Ross Williams, US 2019).

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Spoken word Akwasi
Spoken word Akwasi
Still Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)
Still from Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)
Still Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)
Still Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)

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