8 February 2013
2 sessions: 17:00 and 20:00
Herengracht 401, Amsterdam
A proposal presentation event by Eyal Sivan in collaboration with students of the master’s programme. Structured around the format of "the proposal" this event concludes Sivan’s presence as Artist in Residence at the Filmacademy. ‘Framing Perpetrators’ is a conceptual and practical framework drawn from a critical reflection on the humanistic tradition of documentary practices. ‘Framing Perpetrators’ is a proposal for a visual media show as well as an experimental production laboratory. It aims to frame the figure of ‘the perpetrator’, beyond geographies, cultures, political regimes, historical events and faith.
As part of this event Sivan will show ‘Revisit’, a short collaborative film by students of the master’s programme.
Through his work, Sivan questions the absence of the perpetrator’s figure in the moving image tradition in order to rethink perpetrators’ regimes of justification and their representation of crime, suffering and political evil. The deconstruction of Zionist propaganda and an ongoing interest in the visual and narrative modalities of political crime in colonial and postcolonial context are at the core of Eyal Sivan’s research based practice.
Sivan’s presentation will be followed by the Dutch premiere of Chris Marker’s ‘Henchman Glance’, given to Sivan by Chris Marker shortly before his death.
Read more about Eyal Sivan and his residency at the Film Academy