WdK AV Hub presents: Imagined Countries

FIlm - Wed 15 February 2023
WORM Rotterdam
WORM Central Station
Start → 17:00
End → 18:45

AV Hub is a students led effort representing the audiovisual design department of Willem de Kooning Academy. They connect students, alumni and companies across the greater film industry in Rotterdam by organizing public events, promoting student’s work and aggregating opportunities for film enthusiasts.

IMAGINED COUNTRIES will be an afternoon where we will explore the personal perceptions of peoples’ country of origin. During the event, a collection of audiovisual works by Willem de Kooning Academy students will be shown exploring this theme. These students will use various forms and techniques to portray what their homeland feels like according to their personal experience. This can vary from audio-pieces, videos, photography or anything else. The goal is to open up and inspire discussion on what it means to live abroad as an artist. At the same time it will give the audience the chance to discover more about all the different cultural backgrounds of the international students in Rotterdam. 

The event is open for anyone to participate in and free of charge but please reserve your ticket here with the aktiecode if you have one. If not, please get in touch with tim@worm.org.

Send in a link to your audio-visual work exploring your country of origin (maximum length 10 mins.) before Sunday February 12th 7pm to our email address: wdka.avhub@gmail.com. Please mention in the email what country you are from.

Note; assignment is open to Dutch people as well, they can also make an exploration of their idea of the country they live in.

A week prior to the event, on the 6th of February at 18:00, WDKA will host a guest lecture from Luisa González –a Colombian filmmaker, film researcher and programmer. As a preparation for the Imagined Countries assignment, she will talk about her own creative process – starting from cine-clubs and diary films, to the research she is developing at the University of Amsterdam with feature films made by popular class and countryside filmmakers, which were massively distributed through video-stalls on the streets’ centres. She will share fragments of her movies and her research strategies. This guest lecture will be open for the public and will take place in the Auditorium (WH.00.116) in Willem de Kooning Academy.