Cracking the Frame Presents at Van Gogh Museum

Cracking the Frame's first collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum will take place on Friday 28 April with a curated program directly inspired to the Museum's exhibition Prints in Paris. The program is composed by experimental films, artist’s videos, documentaries and animations that pay tribute to the aesthetics of classic art prints or that are created utilising some of the techniques directly associated to printmaking (etching, collage, xerographic printing…). The selection includes recent and classic productions by international filmmakers and video artists such as David Lynch, Lotte Reiniger, Larry Jordan,Martha Colburn, Orosz Istvan, Chel White, Johan Rijpma and Gregoire Dupond.

The program will be screened twice, at 19:00 and 20:00, as part of the Museum's evening public program Vincent op Vrijdag and is kindly supported by Goethe Institute Amsterdam.

Idem Paris David Lynch - 7:48 min Short documentary directed by David Lynch. The film is a wordless observation of the lithographic process at the legendary fine art printing studio Idem Paris.   

Idem Paris
David Lynch - 7:48 min

Short documentary directed by David Lynch. The film is a wordless observation of the lithographic process at the legendary fine art printing studio Idem Paris.   

Piranesi - Carceri D'Invenzione Gregoire Dupond - 11:40 An animated voyage through Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) famous etchings of imaginary prisons, Le Carceri d’Invenzione.

Piranesi - Carceri D'Invenzione
Gregoire Dupond - 11:40

An animated voyage through Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) famous etchings of imaginary prisons, Le Carceri d’Invenzione.

A Kert Orosz Istvan - 6:10 A poetic and surreal animation by award-winning Hungarian film director, graphic artist and printmaker István Orosz.

A Kert
Orosz Istvan - 6:10

A poetic and surreal animation by award-winning Hungarian film director, graphic artist and printmaker István Orosz.

Thumbelina Lotte Reiniger - 10:15 A magical silhouette animation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale Thumbelina by the pioneering master of this technique, Lotte Reiniger.

Thumbelina
Lotte Reiniger - 10:15

A magical silhouette animation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale Thumbelina by the pioneering master of this technique, Lotte Reiniger.

Duo Concentrantes Larry Jordan - 8:43 Animated collage film created by American experimental filmmaker Larry Jordan using cut-outs of Victorian engravings.

Duo Concentrantes
Larry Jordan - 8:43

Animated collage film created by American experimental filmmaker Larry Jordan using cut-outs of Victorian engravings.

Electric Literature Martha Colburn - 2:00 min Artist Martha Colburn animates a sentence from Author Diana Wagman's tale of a young woman’s first sexual relationship after a mastectomy.

Electric Literature
Martha Colburn - 2:00 min

Artist Martha Colburn animates a sentence from Author Diana Wagman's tale of a young woman’s first sexual relationship after a mastectomy.

Choreography for Copy Machine Chel White - 3:40 min The ultimate Xerox fetish film! All of this film's images were created solely by using the photographic capabilities of a photocopying machine.

Choreography for Copy Machine
Chel White - 3:40 min

The ultimate Xerox fetish film! All of this film's images were created solely by using the photographic capabilities of a photocopying machine.

Division Johan Rijpma - 1:34 min A piece of paper is ripped multiple times, creating a series of new patterns. Directed by Dutch visual artist and filmmaker Johan Rijpma.

Division
Johan Rijpma - 1:34 min

A piece of paper is ripped multiple times, creating a series of new patterns. Directed by Dutch visual artist and filmmaker Johan Rijpma.