9 November – 11 November 2018 at WORM Rotterdam

An exploration of contemporary anthropological cinema and landscape film.

Tracing the acute relationship between humans and landscapes, the three-day event FIELD RECORDINGS explores the tenor of contemporary landscape films and anthropological cinema – including works by Laida Lertxundi, Chick Strand, Deborah Stratman, Nina de Vroome, Salomé Lamas, Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez. Starting point is the work by multidisciplinary artist Joshua Bonnetta, who will present a new installation and several of his films and audio pieces in person.

Landscapes undergo our gaze, as much as they look back. In the works featured in this multimedia event, this affective relationship between humans and landscapes draws closer and draws away. Specifically, FIELD RECORDINGS probes and unpacks the sonic interventions and cinematic silences present in these films and art works.

The program outlines how human bodies are inscribed upon landscapes, and vice versa: from the earthly exchange between history and presence in Stratman’s Optimism (2018) to an unparalleled reading of the desert in Bonnetta and Sniadecki’s El Mar La Mar (2018). What these works have in common is that they embrace the complexities of the world we inhabit by reconfiguring anthropological methods: Lamas’s Eldorado XXI uses duration as a means to identify with the protagonists on a physical level, whereas Lertxundi’s 025 Sunset Red adopts auto-biographical modes of working to approximate The Basque Country and California.

FIELD RECORDINGS includes conversations and Q&A’s with Joshua Bonnetta, Hannah Paveck, Kaya Erdinç and Nina De Vroome. The program is curated and organized by Tim Leyendekker and Sander Hölsgens.

9 November

Listening session
19:30︎20:30 hrs

Sites and sounds
Joshua Bonnetta

20:30︎21:15 hrs

Intrusions and Northern American sounds

  • Hannah Paveck, from feminist film journal ‘Another Gaze’, in conversation with Joshua Bonnetta

Film program 1
21:30︎22:45 hrs

Continuous Installation

10 November

Film program 2
16:00︎18:00 hrs

19:30︎19:45 hrs

Film program 3
19:45︎21:15 hrs

  • El Mar La Mar Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki
  • Q&A
    Joshua Bonnetta

Continuous Installation

11 November

WORM Filmwerkplaats
11:00︎13:30 hrs

Film program 4
14:00︎15:30 hrs

Film program 5
16:00︎18:00 hrs

Film program 6
19:30︎21:30 hrs

Continuous Installation