Other ways of watching entails listening, hanging out, telling stories, talking, moving, being silent, meditating, and sensing

NeverLand Cinema and MAMA have joined forces to organize an exciting three-week long programme of events from January 24th till February 9th! The programme entails screenings, performances, workshops, and talks, and features the work of more than hundred talented participants.

We feel like today, if not more than ever, we are in need of (safe) collective spaces in cities to exist and think in; where we hear the vibrations of our own voices, and of ones around us. For NeverLand, other ways of watching entails listening, hanging out, telling stories, talking, moving, being silent, meditating, and sensing.

This is a common effort in shifting attention from today’s established notion of ‘cinema’ and its prevailing commodification, to ways of enabling the possibility of togetherness around film and performance. The programme creates a communal space to experiment with (other) ways of watching together, shedding light on the importance of self-organised structures, especially in the current economic climate where such practices face hardship and even cease to exist.

In these three weeks, taking place in parallel to International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and Art Rotterdam, we show a selection of works by an extensive number of participants, ranging from screenings of feature and short films, video essays, amateur films, film-based archives, to installations, performances, talks and workshops. These landscape of these works poses an alternative to ways in which film practices (from production to programming and watching) have been conceptualised and are being practiced; and proposes formats that amplify not only marginalised voices but also marginalised concerns, and temporally shift the coordinates of spaces we think together in.

You are very welcome to join us at MAMA’s showroom. All events are freely accessible. Keep any eye on Facebook for updates!

See the weekly programmes below.

In the context of Other ways of watching together the following story was published on our Universe in March 2020: A Piece of Marble floats through the Hyperreal by Anne Kolbe and Rowan van As.

Neverland Cinema has been organising informal non-commercial weekly screening programs inhabiting Stokerij – City in the Making. With an always-free-entrance policy, it has been kept deliberately simple and (proudly) unprofessional.

About HOME

HOME is the leitmotiv by which we encourage conversation about conceptions regarding belonging, representation and identification. HOME is a fundament, the place you return to and anchorpoint for the journey onward. HOME (offline as well as online) is the start of feeling connect to others. Under the name HOME we also present exhibitions in the showroom of MAMA. In collaboration with young makers we express interpretations about HOME | IN REAL LIFE | NETWORKS.


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