Z-Files #16: Holes in the wall

Wholesale building, at the top The stairs.
Start: 15: 45 hour
Free tickets can be reserved via the following link

BKOR (CBK Rotterdam) proudly presents the film in collaboration with the AFFR on Saturday 4 June Holes in the wall by Jan Dirk Schouten, in the 16e edition of the Z-Filesseries. The film is about the special collaboration between artists and architects in the reconstruction period. The premiere of this film will take place at a unique location, namely in Kriterion Rotterdam, the pop-up cinema at the top of the Groothandelsgebouw.

"The stairs are therefore not only there to rise, but especially to enjoy the view. This is possible on top of the Groothandelsgebouw, which is temporarily set up as a lookout post over the city. There, the former Kriterion cinema will also be opened temporarily for a varied selection of films, debates and shows. ”
From 4 June to 8 June there is a film five days. The premiere of Holes in the wall takes place on the first day. First walk into the building and turn right, then take another small staircase to the auditorium.

Program Z-Files #16
Z-Files #16 starts with a conversation between Jord den Hollander (architect, filmmaker and founder of the AFFR) and the maker of the film, Jan Dirk Schouten (architect, Schouten Architects). Then the film Holes in the wall shown, this takes 100 minutes.

About Holes in the wall
After the war, in the years of scarcity, housing shortage, lack of resources and raw materials, artists again sought unity in art and architecture. It was a heyday, with new collaborations between artists and architects. In the 60s they became disappointed and the search for unity was preferably forgotten. In the movie Holes in the wall (100 minutes), six places in Rotterdam tell the forgotten stories of artists and architects who together strived for a better world. G.ate in the wall also pays attention to the question why we have such a difficult relationship with our recent past.

Research, film plan and direction: Jan Dirk Schouten
Assembly: Jaap de Goede
Sound post-processing: Charly van Rest
Image correction: Laurent Fluttert
Film coach: André Schreuders

The film was made possible financially by the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Municipality of Rotterdam and CBK Rotterdam

Z-Files, Art and the city
The CBK Rotterdam programs BKOR and Sculpture International Rotterdam work together intensively to strengthen and renew the Rotterdam public space. For example, they regularly organize Z-Files (with the Z from Zadkine) about art and the city in which art, public space and the city are addressed through lectures, presentations and excursions. The aim of the program is to bring attention to the special collection of artworks in the public space of Rotterdam and to highlight current developments in the city.

This program is part of Rotterdam is celebrating the city!