Screening of Video works of Latvian Artist Ginta Tinte Vasermane at Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam

May 20, 2024
Author Echo Gone Wrong

Meet the Archive provides a kaleidoscopic look at the work of Eye’s restorers and curators. Eye’s collection comprises some 55,000 films as well as dozens of directors’, film professionals’ and institutions’ archives. The past year’s most remarkable, surprising (research) projects will be highlighted on 25 May 2024.

Eye’s curators will present their latest discoveries during the Meet the Archive day. Meet the Archive highlights exceptional stories about (early) cinematic history, shining a light on forgotten filmmakers, reports on new cooperations and reveals that which often remains hidden behind the scenes of daily programming.

During the day, attention will be paid to activist films featuring the Amsterdams Stadsjournaal, De Rode Lantaren, the Eerste Internationale Feministische Film and Video Conferentie, the idiosyncratic oeuvre of Paul, Menno and Françoise de Nooijer, a book presentation, work by Artist in Residence Ginta Tinte, Film Secession, Attestatie de vita and short films.

That evening will see the opening of the Eye International Conference featuring a screening of the documentary Obsessed with Light which contains a plethora of excerpts from Eye’s collection.

Eye’s current artist in residence, Ginta Tinte Vasermane is inspired by early slapstick and vaudeville films to create idiosyncratic, contemporary interpretations of absurd social situations in her films. This ‘work in progress’ presentation will share the results of her ongoing archival research into Eye’s film collection.

Born in Riga (Latvia), Ginta Tinte Vasermane works in the fields of moving images, film, video installations, sculpture, costume design and curating. Based in Amsterdam since her studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Netherlands Film Academy, she has exhibited at the European Media Art Festival (DE), Art Rotterdam (NL) and the Stockholm Independent Art Fair (SE). Her residence at Eye will end in December 2024 with installations of her new work and a special film screening.

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