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Eye on Art Research Labs: Piet Zwart Institute "Disobedient Narratives"

Eye on Art's Research Labs provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. Students from different art academies and universities are asked to put together a programme featuring their own work and films (including remixes) from Eye’s collection. Research Labs do not follow a strict format and often result in a cultural crossover between film and other art forms.

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The best-curated programme and the best work will be awarded by a student jury and a jury of Eye film professionals.

disobedient narratives

One day, the TV breaks down: instead of featuring music and news it presents memories, thoughts and fantasies. Meanwhile, Italian troops celebrate a victorious return from Africa; a dancer moves illuminated by night vision; a rosary is used to trace memories of colonial times. A borderless space is populated by scattered objects, identities multiply through algorithms, and our past is erased. We live in a non-linear age. We are everywhere and nowhere at all times.

Twenty artists and filmmakers from the Piet Zwart Institute explore non-linearity through film and moving images. Set in a conventionally linear space-time and shown on a single screen, we investigate how the fractured self navigates reality. This one-hour program forks into a universe of thoughts and experiences.

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Eye on Art is a programme on the intersection between film and other arts. Eye on Art keeps up with current events, with presentations on contemporary artists and programmes that coincide with important exhibitions, manifestations and Eye activities.

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