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Kim de Groot is a design researcher with an MA in new media. She is part of the lectoraat Communication in a digital age and teaches new media at the Willem de Kooning academy Kim's research deals with the inverted relation between image and reality. Moving from representation to the performative, from the visual to the infrastructural, images are no longer created to represent a reality but to manage it. Kim examines images as informational objects and traces the relations between image, event and media.

Of a people who are missing

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Together with Jack Henrie Fisher (also researcher design at the JVE) I have designed the program and some posters for the exhibition and ciné-club on films by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.

12 November to 20 December 2009
Extra City Antwerp

OF A PEOPLE WHO ARE MISSING is a ciné-club to discuss the aesthetical and political significance of the films by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub for contemporary image production. Huillet/Straub are among the most controversial, uncompromised and yet widely unknown filmmakers of both the presence and the history of cinema. Their films span over five decades and cover a wide range of topics, references and materials from arts, literature, theatre, and music. From November 12 to December 21 2009 OF A PEOPLE WHO ARE MISSING will open as a platform for both, the viewing and making of films. The exhibtion space in Extra City, Antwerp, is structured by five studios which will act as showrooms as well as independent production spaces. Each studio is used in a different configuration of archive material, film excerpts, actual footage and the critical discourse around it. Every Thursday to Saturday one studio will host invited guests and contributors for a series of screenings, lectures and debates.

Among the contributors are: Chantal Akerman, Pietro Bianchi, Manon de Boer, Robert Bramkamp, Giulio Bursi, Barton Byg, Rinaldo Censi, Merel Cladder, Anna Fiacciarini, Jack Henrie Fisher, Peter Friedl, Kim de Groot, Romano Guelfi, Tim Liebe, Armin Linke, Laura Malacart, Sally Shafto, Ines Schaber, Eyal Sivan, Benoît Turquety, Barbara Ulrich, Klaus Volkmer, Susanne Weirich.

Curated by: Annett Busch and Florian Schneider

http://ofapeoplewhoaremissing.net