Photo: Forces, Martha Hryniuk/Nick Thomas

CBK Rotterdam X Off Screen

Off Screen and CBK Rotterdam are joining forces for the second time. This time for a special edition, on Wednesday 29 June at 20.00 p.m. in WORM, which is entirely devoted to a selection of short films made thanks to the Temporary Work Contribution Presentation, Production Research (PPR).

CBK Rotterdam launched the Temporary Work Contribution in times of corona to help artists maintain their professional practice. The result of this arrangement has been compiled in a publication in which we look back and forward together with a number of artists. After the film screenings Said Kasmi, alderman for Education, Culture and Events, to receive the first copy of the PPR publication from Ove Lucas, director of CBK Rotterdam.

The filmmakers will be interviewed by Ibrahim Alaoui Chrifi and Sven Peetoom.

The program of CBK Rotterdam x Off Screen:

An Unforeseen EncounterSarah Rose Guitian Nederlof (2022, 6.30 min)
Guitian Nederlof pays attention to shapes and materials that are so commonplace that most people don't notice them. In this film, the artist performs a choreography using plastic carrier bags. In her dance, the bags become objects with their own expressiveness and aesthetic value, with which she enters into an intimate relationship.

Under the Wing, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, (2022, digital, 11 min)
A boy climbs over the roofs of Rotterdam during the lockdown to collect the thoughts of the people below. The film is inspired by Wim Wenders' The sky over Berlin and is a collaboration between the director and her XNUMX-year-old son, who was unable to go to school for weeks due to the pandemic.

Forces, Marta Hryniuk and Nick Thomas (2022, 16mm, 11 min)
Forces originated from both correspondence about personal experiences and thoughts during the lockdown period. Hryniuk and Thomas filmed each other in various simple tableaux in the public space. The reflects on sharing and wasting time, and on becoming detached from the natural and everyday environment.

el jardin de los espiritus, Lili Ullrich, (2022, digital, 9.50 min)
As the faceless artist moves through the landscape with a net, we learn more and more about her painfully poignant Colombian family history.

*I Declare a Thumb War**Prison with Songbirds teaser, Ewan Macbeth (2020 & 2022, digital & 35mm, 5 + 2 min)
*In a therapy session, a traumatized veteran reflects on an encounter with a boy from his past. Based on absurd propaganda photos of soldiers playing “war of thumbs” with children in countries they've invaded. ** The creators' father talks about his unjust imprisonment in an undisclosed country, and his arbitrary release. Based on a terrifying letter he sent Amnesty International, combined with an almost surreal interview with him about freedom and chance.

Location: WORM, Boomgaardstraat 71

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