WYSIWYG – More Ways Of SeeingFilm Screening
Cinema platform WYSIWYG stimulates an alternative cinema culture by revisiting the way we look at films. Its playful events, which are organised in collaboration with local artists and writers, invite visitors to reflect on different ways of watching films.
On Saturday September 22, WYSIWYG takes over the extraordinary building ‘De Stille’ and transforms it into a temporary cinema together with designer Anne Kranenborg and artist Jeannette Slütter, who continue WYSIWYG’s research on the alternative possibilities of presenting and looking at exciting new films, relevant classics and overlooked gems.
Opening the doors at 13:00 in the afternoon, WYSIWYG screens a series of recent films by filmmakers that push the boundaries of cinema through their work, either by exploring film as an ‘essay’ or approaching it as an experimental art form. No less than five films from around the world are screened during More Ways of Seeing, making it the longest and most in-depth edition so far.
The film programme features the Dutch premiere of Casanova Gene (2018), an essay film on desire, identity and gender by German filmmaker Luise Donschen, 88:88 (2015) by Isiah Medina, Agnes Varda’s autobiographical experimental documentary The Beaches of Agnès (2008), I’m Coming Up (2016) by Ting Min-Wei and Scott Barley’s mesmerizing trip Sleep Has Her House (2017).
This event is supported by Fonds1818, De Stille, Stroom Den Haag, Grafische Werkplaats and The Grey Space in the Middle. The screening time schedule will soon be available in our timetable.
88:88 – Isiah Medina
(CAN, 2015, 65 min, English language)
By juxtaposing sound and image with various experimental techniques, promising Canadian filmmaker Isiah Medina’s 88:88 demonstrates the poverty among local citizens in an unconventional way.
The Beaches of Agnès – Agnès Varda
(FR, 2008, 110 min, French language, English subtitles)
WYSIWYG favourite returns to WYSIWYG with a unique autobiographical documentary, composed out of film excerpts and recreations.
I’m Coming Up – Ting Min-Wei
(SG, 2016, 89 min, no dialogue)
As the camera moves upstairs in a largescale housing and development board flat, the viewer’s patience is tested, turning it in a truly unique visual experience you wont be able to see anywhere else.
Casanova Gene – Luise Donschen
(DE, 2018, 67 min, German and English language, English subtitles)
Different fragments shot on 16mm—both fiction, documentary, performance and interview—follow up on each other to create a rich visual essay on desire, gender and identity. After its world premiere at Berlinale, Casanova Gene heads to WYSIWYG!
Sleep Has Her House – Scott Barley
(UK, 2017, 90 min, no dialogue)
Through long static takes, the film develops a contemplative, hypnotic experience, akin to paintings that move, mixing live action and still photography (shot on iPhone) and handdrawn images.