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&Foam launches new theme: Film &Foam

&Foam launches new theme: Film &Foam

Press release | Amsterdam,  12 October 2012

&Foam launches new theme: Film &Foam

Opening this Thursday, 8 November 2012, is Film &Foam: a unique combination of photography and film. &Foam, Foam's shop at Vijzelstraat 78, changes its theme and collection four times a year. For this edition, &Foam presents Image Feedback and the organic installation PLOT. Foam Editions offers new prints of visual artist Gábor Ősz and Kriterion film house will show an original 35mm-projector.

Image Feedback
Meeus van Dis (1978) and Anouk Dingelstad (1989) will be exhibiting their installation Image Feedback. The project exist of a slide deck of twenty double portraits. From stills Meeus and Anouk create moving images. For each double portrait they select film fragments within a chosen theme. Two characters from different periods in (film)history are interacting. At Film &Foam there will be a meeting between fictional characters.

During Film &Foam new work will be created on location. Curators Karolien Buurman, Femke Dekker and Eline Mul invite photographers and visual artists to create an on-site installation, named PLOT. These installations bring two key elements of film and photography together: spatial design and storytelling. Featured artists include Barbara Thomsen, Marijke Appelman, Kim Boske, Sarah Mei Herman and Artun Arasli. The artists use each two weeks the space of &Foam as a set and workplace to direct their own short film. Each film will be presented after those two weeks. On Thursday, 3 January, the four films will be presented at the same time during a festive finissage.

Display dates:
Thursday 22 November 2012 from 5.30pm

Thursday 6 December 2012 from 5.30pm

Thursday 20 December 2012 from 5.30pm - 10pm
Film Screening: Peter Watkins and the Cinematic Paradox
Stefan Majakowski (Stichting Shadow) presents: Peter Watkins and the Cinematic Paradox wherein he examines fragments of the innovative works of Peter Watkins, concluding the evening with an integral screening of the infamous The War Game (1965).

Thursday 3 January 2013 from 5.30pm

Foam Editions
Foam Editions, Foam's gallery, will be offering during Film &Foam special prints of visual artist Gábor Ősz. In the work of Gabor Ösz is almost always a complex relationship between image shape and how the image was created. Using various techniques, he works with installation, film and photography. The Production Stills in this Foam-Edition are submitted by two new film works, Ontology and Tautology. In both film projects the artist makes use of analog and digital film loops. By using a film camera blank film projections in a space to film, and this film images to recreate and restart again filming, creates a kind of Droste effect, a picture-in-a-picture repetition.

&Foam offers a wide selection of unique new and vintage photo books, limited edition prints, magazines and zines, posters, cards and gifts. Each quarter-year &Foam cooperates with new partners on the interface between fashion, music, design, film and other media. &Foam started off with Fashion &Foam at the beginning of this year, followed by Music &Foam, which gave way to Design &Foam. Film &Foam will close out the year.

Film &Foam will run from 8 November 2012 till 6 January 2013.

&Foam partners
Special thanks to Eizo, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Igepa, JOOT Books,  Lex Lijstenmakerij, Oschatz Visuelle Medien, Rushhour, Sony, The One Minutes, Vandejong, X+L.

Vijzelstraat 78
1017 HL Amsterdam

Opening hours &Foam
Mo, Tue. Closed
Wed. 10.00-18.00
Thu. 10.00-21.00
Fr - Su 12.00 - 18.00

Note to editors: For information and visual material of Film &Foam please contact the communications department, e-mail foam[at] or phone +31 (0)20 5516500.

Foam is sponsored by the BankGiroLoterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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