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The screening was part of the Temporary Fashion Museum and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) programme ID: gender(dot)net selected by Inge de Leeuw. 

Gender Swap Machine

For the duration of IFFR the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut is hosting the installation with the Gender Swap Machine, and a selection of videos about gender fluidity. IFFR director Bero Beyer will open this installation.

What would it be like in someone else’s body? The Gender Swap Machine installation provides a unique virtual-reality experience questioning gender identity and intimacy. The installated can be visited daily in Het Nieuwe Instituut during opening hours.

On Thursday 28 January 19:00 – 20:00 and Saturday 30 January 2016 14:00 – 17:00 there will be live performances at the Gender Swap Machine.

Celia Rowlson-Hall

Celia Rowlson-Hall began her career as a professional dancer and quickly developed as a choreographer for film and television. In recent years she has made more than fifty short films, which have been shown at festivals including South by Southwest and have garnered several prizes and nominations, including an Emmy nomination. She plays the lead role in her debut feature film MA, which she also wrote and directed and which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Filmmaker Magazine included her among the de 25 New Faces of Independent Film.


MA - United States, 2015, 83 minutes
Scenario: Celia Rowlson-Hall
Cast: Celia Rowlson-Hall , Andrew Pastides, Amy Seimetz
Camera: Ian Bloom

In association with IFFR and Glamcult.

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20:00 – 22:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.