A playlist with - Videos from the Van Abbemuseum collection
A playlist with Videos from the Van Abbemuseum collection
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Joan Jonas, VALIE EXPORT, Petra Bauer & Annette Krauss, Zoe Leonard & Catherine Saalfield, Hito Steyerl and more!
A Playlist With is composed of films from the Van Abbemuseum collection, selected by the filmmakers themselves. Artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan and duo Petra Bauer & Annette Krauss were each approached to select films that have impacted their work. Thus begun a chain like reaction whereby the selected filmmakers are also invited to choose a film for screening in this roomin the collection building. This open and simple selection method addresses questions such as: Who is in the museum’s collection? How does one come to know and engage with a collection? What are the subjectivities of such a collection and what kinds of invisible relations bring subjectivities together? A Playlist With invites viewers to engage with these questions as the chain grows over a period of eight weeks.
The full video collection is available at the Van Abbemuseum library.