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Leading up to Set Stage Screen: A Situated Video Channel, this Thursday Night Live! programme on 5 November invites artists and filmmakers Hannah Dawn Henderson, Safiq Nasution, Natalia Papaeva, Ashley Röttjers, and Geo Wyeth and Jay Tan to introduce and reflect upon their work and their use of film and video, each using their own audiovisual language and the video format. Watch the live-stream at Het Nieuwe Instituut Online.


Set Stage Screen: A Situated Video Channel presents the audiovisual work of the five artists throughout various public locations in the city of Rotterdam, during the weekend of 7 and 8 November. Set Stage Screen reflects on how the urban environment takes centre stage through video and film. The participating artists share a personal bond with the city of Rotterdam. Safiq grew up here, it made Ashley aware of sisterhood, Natalia rediscovered her mother tongue, Hannah saw Manchester in it, and Geo & Jay wade through its waters. By using several of the city's publicly accessible sites in times of lockdown, the artists in Set Stage Screen reconfigure the generic experience of video, forging a relationship to the embodied space that allows for messier—yet more enriching—viewing experiences. 

Set Stage Screen is curated by Metahaven and Furtado Melville in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut. More information and to reserve your free tickets: Set Stage Screen: A Situated Video Channel

For the Record

Set Stage Screen: A Situated Video Channel is part of For the Record, a research project on the politics of contemporary video culture, launched in 2018 by Het Nieuwe Instituut. The accompanying installation Set Stage Screen: Realities of Postproduction is on view at Het Nieuwe Instituut until 15 November 2020. 

19:30 – 20:15
Dutch and English

This event is cancelled.

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.