Film, exhibition: 24 / 01 / 2020 - 22 / 03 / 2020
New Neapolis is a declaration of love for a new European city that can arise when four port cities - Rotterdam, Liverpool, Marseille and Naples - forge an alliance. With an exhibition and docufiction shows artist Gyz La Rivière in an unparalleled way how these cities have always been related - with sailortowns, quays and alleys; migrants, workers and crooks; poverty, friction and a vibrant informal economy; and frantic attempts to clean up all this with urban renewal, gentrification and lots of soap. What can we learn from this city context? What forms of brotherhood and solidarity for a future Europe can arise here? Welcome to New Neapolis, divercity.
Gyz La Rivière (Rotterdam, 1976) is an artist, designer, filmmaker, writer and performer. He works as a quirky image archivist. With images that he makes himself or with in-depth archival research, objects that he finds on the street or borrows from collections, infographics, logos, icons and stories, he forges a dazzling Gyzian universe, which simultaneously raises our view of the world around us. in an unexpected way.
New Neapolis is a collaboration with Museum Rotterdam and the WORM music programming.
The film is made possible in part by: Creative Industries Fund NL, CBK Rotterdam, Museum Rotterdam, JE Jurriaanse Foundation, Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen Foundation, Municipality of Rotterdam, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Rotterdam City Archives and the Nederlands Fotomuseum.