Hidden treasures from Eye's collection
Meet the Archive 2023
3 June 2023
Ample attention will also be paid to the recently bequeathed archives of the renowned Netherlands’ film producer, Matthijs van Heijningen. Admission is free.
Eye’s curators and restorers present their latest discoveries during the Meet the Archive day. This edition: find out more about the history of feminist film collective Cinemien, featuring a screening of the restored Cinemien documentary Donna: vrouwen in verzet.
Meet the Archive (held annually) highlights the riches of Eye’s collection which comprises some 55,000 films, alongside dozens of directors’, film professionals’ and institutions’ archives. On 3 June 2023, our curators and restorers will talk about their latest research projects with subjects including film censorship, the forgotten works of early female filmmakers and the reuse of film excerpts from Eye’s collection in new (digital) artworks.
Programme 3 June 2023
The Meet the Archive day is split into four themed sections with attention paid to the history of silent films, new additions and discoveries, restorations, and the reuse of (found) film excerpts from the collection. There will also be talks on the use of sound and music, and the electro-acoustic collective Wanderwelle will present the definitive version of the experimental collage film The Four Nightmares.
Talks are conducted in English and admission is free for the programmes during the day.
Meet the Archive is part of the Eye International Conference 2023 which takes place in Eye from 3 through 7 June.
Eye International Conference
The annual Eye International Conference enables academics, archivists, curators, researchers, filmmakers, students, artists and film-lovers from all over the world to come together to discuss professional and academic issues of contemporary relevance in the field of audio-visual heritage.