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Special screening of Koyaanisqatsi

Rialto VU and VU ART SCIENCE gallery join forces for this inspiring evening.

A new collaboration is born. On Thursday March, 30, Rialto VU and VU ART SCIENCE gallery present Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi - an influential cult film that illuminates the relationship between nature, people and technology, without words but with music and hypnotic images.

The film is introduced by Simon Keizer, whose installation The Man with Ten Faces and a Hundred Arms can now be seen in the exhibition Some Body.

Some Body

The building in which Rialto VU is located is not just one of the many buildings on the campus of VU Amsterdam. The building is home to several cultural institutions, including the VU ART SCIENCE gallery.

This gallery focuses on the interaction between art and science. The third exhibition, Some Body, explores the boundaries and functions of the body in our digitized world. One of the artists who presents his work here is Simon Keizer. His work The Man with Ten Faces and a Hundred Arms examines the idea that mind and body are separate.

Koyaanisqatsi as inspiration

Reggio's cult classic and in particular the score composed by Philip Glass served as inspiration for Keizer's installation. The film consists only of hypnotic images, assisted by music. That means no dialogues, for the simple reason - according to director Godfrey Reggio - that language no longer describes the world in which we live.

Reason enough to see this special film on the big screen!

Thursday March 30 | 7:15 pm | Rialto VU

The VU ART SCIENCE gallery is open half an hour before the start of the film to see the exhibition Some Body with your own eyes.