Screening and artist talk by Jason Hendrik Hansma in the ASCA research group Moving Images: Preservation, Curation, Exhibition | Friday 21 June 2019, 14:30-17:00 | EYE Collection Centre (Asterweg 26, Amsterdam-Noord), Cinema 5
|Date||21 June 2019|
|Time||14:30 - 17:00|
In the last meeting of the Moving Images: Preservation, Curation, Exhibition research group for 2018-19, artist Jason Hendrik Hansma will do an artist talk and screening, featuring among others fragments from his recent short film Umbra (2019), shot at the EYE Collection Centre (where the session will take place) and using images from EYE’s well-known Desmet collection. The session is open to all; no preparatory reading is required.
What do intermediate spaces have in store for today’s cultural workers? As geographic borders are being blurred through sea level rise, disciplines are becoming less defined, and our ideas on identity are becoming more and more unfixed, I look at the symptoms of aphasia and how the inarticulate and pre-articulate might be a space before the border. I ask where responsibility and the ‘ability to respond’ occur when words are slurred, archives are in liquid, and waves wash over memory.
The presentation will take the combined form of a screening, reading, listening session, and an artist talk. I will screen fragments of Umbra, my recent film shot at the EYE Collection Centre with found footage from the Desmet collection, and from an unknown filmmaker’s work titled At home in the water.
Jason Hendrik Hansma is an artist working in film, installation, and photography. His works explore history, memory, and liminality as a form disorientation from the standardization of the body in contemporary culture. A glass vein, or a transitory border marked by a chiffon curtain make up a vocabulary of an unfixing. His exhibitions, performances, readings and screenings have been included in Videotage and Artbasel Hong Kong, Maison van Doesburg, Kadist Foundation, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Rupert, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Centre Georges Pompidou, Parc Saint-Léger Centre d'art Contemporain, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Centre International d'art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Center for Contemporary Art Futura, Jan van Eyck and De Appel among others. Hansma occasionally teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag. He is the co-director of Shimmer Rotterdam, an experimental exhibition platform in the port of Rotterdam. He lives and works between Rotterdam and Paris.