press release

Sex and Sadness is a composition of eleven video art programmes that explore the basic notions of desire and conflict that form the backbone of everyday life. Channelled here through a medium that both mirrors and mangles the way we perceive the world around us, these reflections of the absurd, intimate, painful and quotidian, lay bare a series of personal ruminations that seem to be represented in the mainstream, but are in fact glaringly absent.

Sex and Sadness was curated by Jan Schuijren in the framework of the 35th Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Sex and Sadness: Close Readings - part 1 Saturday, February 25 Michael Snow (Prelude), Aernout Mik (Kitchen), Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby (The Fine Arts / Being Fucked Up), Tiago Carneiro da Cunha (Low Attention Span), Kuang-yu Tsui (Eighteen Copper Guardians in Shao-Lin Temple and Penetration - series), Miranda July (Getting Stronger Every Day), Tadasu Takamine (God Bless America)

Sex and Sadness: The Perceptive View Tuesday, February 28 Jose Miquel Biscaya (Dramaturgische Ikonologie), Daniel Cockburn (Metronom), Christian Jankowski (Die Jagd), Crabsalad (My Browser), Persijn Broersen & Margit Luk√°cs (Prime Time Paradise), Erik van Lieshout (Awakening), Doug Fishbone (Towards a Common Understanding), Lara Rettondini, Oscar Brito (Sandwichman)


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Sex and Sadness
composition of eleven video art programmes
Kurator: Jan Schuijren

mit Michael Snow, Aernout Mik, Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Kuang-yu Tsui, Miranda July, Tadasu Takamine, Jose Miquel Biscaya. Daniel Cockburn, Christian Jankowski, Crabsalad , Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukacs, Erik van Lieshout, Doug Fishbone, Lara Rettondini, Oscar Brito