Under Saturn: Talk by Eye's artist-in-residence – Alexandra Navratil

4 December at Eye Filmmuseum
Artist Alexandra Navratil presents an evening around the concept of Elemental Cinema together with invited guests Margarida Mendes and Alena Alexandrova. You will see images of fossils, microorganisms, earth gases and liquids in movement. Matter itself becomes the main character. This evening focuses on the research Navratil conducted as Eye Artist-in-Residence.

In 2017 Eye for the first time launched its Eye Artist and Scholar-in-Residence programme, inviting Christian Gosvig Olesen as resident scholar and Alexandra Navratil as resident artist. For the second edition Eye has invited artist Aimée Zito Lema and scholar Prof. Patricia Pisters. This week marks the end of the first edition and the beginning of the second edition of the Eye Artist and Scholar-in-Residence programme.

under saturn
The evening will depart from Navratil's latest video work Under Saturn (Act 1), which she produced during her residency at the Eye Filmmuseum in 2018, as well as some of her previous video works. We will embark on a multifaceted journey with a short lecture by Alena Alexandrova and a screening curated by Margarida Mendes with videos and films by Deborah Stratman, Nicholas Mangan, Jean Painlevé and Ana Vaz.

From 3-9 December Alexandra Navratil's new slide installation, Under Saturn (Act 2), will also be exhibited at Eye.

about the presenters
Alexandra Navratil is a Swiss artist based in Amsterdam and a lecturer at Institut Kunst in Basel. Her work has been exhibited widely in institutions within the Netherlands and internationally. In 2018 she was invited as artist-in-residence at the Eye Filmmuseum.

Margarida Mendes is a writer, curator, and educator based in Lisbon. She runs the ecological inquiry platform The World In Which We Occur and is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University.

Alena Alexandrova is a cultural theorist and an independent curator based in Amsterdam. She teaches in the Fine Arts and the Photography department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

eye scholar-in-residence
On 3 December Eye Scholar-in-Residence Christian Olesen will present his research on Paris 1900, a compilation film about the history of La Belle Époque and French cinema, as part of the Eye Artist and Scholar-in-Residence week (3-9 December).

The Eye Artist and Scholar-in-Residence program is sponsored by Ladies Eye and FC Waterboys.

Image: Alexandra Navratil, Margarida Mendes, Alena Alexandrova, NL, 2018

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