*22 August* A Season in Hell: screening & performance night by Yunjoo Kwak

Posted on August 13, 2014


date: Friday, 22nd August 2014

time: 8pm – 11pm

place: Goleb, Burgemeester de Vlugtlaan 125

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A Season in Hell:

screening & performance night

by Yunjoo Kwak

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As we know, love needs re-inventing

Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell, Hallucinations 1

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Would it be possible to re-invent a ‘better’ future of collective-individualistic architecture? How might that ‘better’ future be worked upon without re-writing the past? And which histories, untold and unrecognized, might come to the surface and drive us in such moments of re-invention?

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This summer Yunjoo Kwak joined us for three months stay at our studios @ Goleb. Coming Friday, 22nd August she would like to share with us her artist position balancing between the places: Amsterdam, London and Seoul. Yunjoo will bring her recent work A Chronicle of Plan van Gool in dialogue with the work of three other artists. Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa is invited to join the event with a performance Bar Luso based on the film Catembe. Goleb’s hosts, Go Eun Im and Igor Sevcuk are also contributing with a screening of theirs recent work-in-progress: because the outside world has changed… The evening will be concluded with the film Catembe (1965) by Manuel Faria de Almeida.

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Yunjoo's event

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Program:

screening  A Chronicle of Plan van Gool, 18min, Yunjoo Kwak, 2014

cinema performance Bar Luso, +/- 10 min, Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa, 2013

screening because the outside world has changed…,15 min, Go-Eun Im & Igor Sevcuk, 2014

Break – drinks and appetizers!

screening Catembe (1965, PT, English subtitles, 45’ + 11’), directed by Manuel Faria de Almeida

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This presentation evening is the result of a long-term project developed by the artist Yunjoo Kwak since 2013 together with the neighborhood initiativ Samen Krachtig Plan van Gool in Amsterdam Noord. It is part of her research project ‘A Season in Hell’, a collaboration supported also by the Amsterdam municipality, the ‘Bewonersgestuurde Wijkontwikkeling’ (BGW). The project’s main goal has been to self-organize and implement a plan by citizens in which the government has a facilitating role, after several consecutive years of government spending cuts. The end result, the film ‘A chronicle of Plan van Gool’ reflects – amongst other things – how local government and local social dynamics can influence each other, with Architecture as a mediating element between these two agencies.

During the research of ‘A Season in Hell’, two works by the artists Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa and Go-Eun Im & Igor Sevcuk, sharing sympathetic investments in the language of cinema, archival materials and architectural considerations, were discovered by the artist. All three projects experiment in various ways: as cinema performance, as video essay and documentary fiction. The performance piece by Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa, ‘Bar Luso’, departs from documentary film’s asynchronous times and historical referents, to tackle censorship and propagandistic discourse, embedding the experience of the filmed present with an absence of memory. Differently to this, the film ‘because the outside world has changed…’ is a work-in-progress by Go Eun Im’s and Igor Sevcuk that began as an intuitive exploration into the architectural and institutional transition of what was formerly known as Amsterdam’s Filmmuseum as it became the EYE Film Institute. Through this work-dialogue, these two artists continue to test (and taste) technics of solidarity, drawing on a variety of image technologies that influence our ways of relating with the world.

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This project is financially supported by

AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts)

and is made possible with the generous support of:

Manuel Faria de Almeida, Lisbon
Marianne Boeije, Amsterdam
Project Goleb, Amsterdam
Ros Gray, Goldsmiths University of London
Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Society and Law) team, Amsterdam
Jurgen Hoorgendoorn, Ontwikkelingsbedrijf, Amsterdam Municipality
Samen Krachtig Plan van Gool, Amsterdam
Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, The Otolith Group, London
Endry van Velzen, De Nijl Architecten, Rotterdam

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