Land of Desire - Happy Is the New Black

Land of Desire - Happy Is the New Black

The Double

The Double

Roy Villevoye & Donna Verheijden

LIMA / LAB111, Thu 26 May, 20.30 – 22.30
Fee 7,50€ only doorsales from 19:45h & only cash

An evening program of screenings and presentations by artists Roy Villevoye and Donna Verheijden. The artists will reflect on the frictions and dilemma’s that belong to the complex ties of cultures; either entangled in the interaction between different economies or in different mediated realities. 

Land of Desire —Happy Is the New Black

Donna Verheijden
NL / 2016 / 18 min
LIMA / LAB111,
Thu 26 May, 20.30 – 22.30

Which behavior does desire leads us to? A two month LabMIS residency at the Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo – the first mega polis to ban outdoor advertising and billboards in the city – was the starting point of a research concerning desire and the mediated reality of self.

Donna Verheijden (born 1987) works and lives in Amsterdam. Her work is undeniably iconic; her videos feature mashups of vintage Hollywood end-credits, moments of stunning cinematographic choreography, found footage and self-shot images of everyday life. Donna Verheijden aims for the intersection of banality and politics, of universal imagery and absolute specificity.

The Double

Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst
NL / 2015 / 21 min
LIMA / LAB111, Thu 26 May, 20.30 – 22.30
The Double is a film on the production of a portrait of a diseased friend in Papua, in the parallel worlds of the arts scene in the Netherlands and the bush in Indonesia.

Roy Villevoye is an Amsterdam based artist and filmmaker and often collaborates with filmmaker Jan Dietvorst. Roy Villevoye engages in projects that are rooted in the relations with other people and cultures. This has gradually developed into a testimony of uncomfortable encounters between asynchronous cultures. Hence the films of Villevoye and Dietvorst provide a look beyond the simplified scheme of progress, the primitive and the mythic, and the conventional assessment of values and manners while they reflect upon the interconnectedness and complexity of these interactions.

 

 

 

 

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