In the Shadow of the Ring Road (Amsterdam), Nicolo Bassetti and Sacro GRA

6 novembre 2014 at 16:54

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Friday 7 November 20:30
WOW – Amsterdam.

Film night and talk show with an international perspective on urban ring roads. 

As part of the Week of the City WOW is hosting a film night and talk show with an international perspective on urban ring roads.
This filmnight/talkshow will feature a wide range of cinematic, artistic and subversive practices reflecting on the phenomenon of ring roads world wide.

Various filmmakers and artists (among others Melle Smets and Neeltje ten Westenend) will discuss everything from Ai Weiwei’s work on Beijing’s beltways to Iain Sinclair’s research on the London Orbital.

The evening will conclude with a screening of the much acclaimed Italian documentary Sacro GRA, which explores life in the shadow of Rome’s Grande Raccordo Anulare. The film will be introduced by Nicolò Bassetti, whose research (including lengthy wanderings along Rome’s ring road) formed the basis of the documentary.

The night is hosted by Radna Rumping (Non-fiction) and René Boer (FailedArchitecture).

20.30 doors open
20.45 short videos and talks with:
– Neeltje ten Westenend and Stephan Keppel (artists who did a project on the Boulevard Phériphérique in Paris)
– Melle Smets (artist who lived along and on the highway during his ‘highway safari’)
– Nicolòlo Bassetti (urban researcher) gives an introduction to Sacro GRA
21.55 Film: Sacro GRA
23.15 end