INSTALLATION VIEWS EXHIBITION LPII ROTTERDAM
LECTURE BY DANA LIXENBERG
Lecture by Dana Lixenberg in the exhibition space on Thursday 18 December 15.30.
Due to the lecture, the exhibition will be closed from 15.00 hours on. A ticket to the lecture (€9 / €6) is also as a ticket to the exhibition. Reservation recommended. More info at LPII.
MRS. DEANE RECOMMENDS A VISIT ON A LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
The highly appreciated photo blog Mrs. Deane, runned by Beierle + Keijser, visual artists from respectively Germany and Holland, warm-heartedly recommend a visit to the museum and the website. (Dec 2008) click here to read the review.
“The last days of Shishmaref is a captivating and engaging project about an Alaskan village threatened by global warming. Besides that, it is also an interesting project about photography, film, weblog, sound files and education coming together to create what can be called an immersive experience in a topic that may leave you shivering. Do go and waste your Sunday afternoon on this website; there is plenty to be seen and heard. Dana Lixenberg's large format photographs are part of the attraction, but don't miss out on the vintage photographs to be found in other sections (e.g. 'the island').”
REVIEW NRC HANDELSBLAD
Find here the review written by photography critic Eddie Marsman for the NRC Handelsblad.
DEBATE IN ZAAL DE UNIE, ROTTERDAM
In cooperation with the Rotterdam Council for Art and Culture, LPII is organizing a debate on ‘global solidarity in relation to the climate problem’. The occasion is the exhibition of The Last Days of Shishmaref in LPII. Date: Thursday 11 December 2008 (20.00-22.00) Location: Zaal De Unie, Mauritsweg 34-35 Entry: Admission is free. Please book in advance: 010-4333534 or Zaal de Unie More information: Rotterdam Council for Arts and Culture, 010-4335833 Francisco van Jole will be the host for the evening. Guests include Dana Lixenberg, photographer; Riekje Ziengs, documentary editor; Bas Vroege, director of Paradox (which produced the book, exhibition and website); Maurits Groen, director of MCMG (Environment and Communication) and the person who initiated Al Gore’s visit to the Netherlands. Excerpts from The Last Days of Shishmaref by Jan Louter will be shown. The guests conduct their conversation based on the images. In addition, they ponder the question of whether such a project can contribute to global solidarity. And, closer to home, they consider the extent to which the Rotterdam Climate Initiative can learn from this project. The debate will also cover the value and impact of the Last Days of Shishmaref project. The creative power of artists can offer an opening for you to identify with a situation. The climate problem is real for everyone.
DANA LIXENBERG AT CULTURA
Dutch films and docs about Dana Lixenberg.
More information: Cultura/NPS.
DANA LIXENBERG GUEST IN TALK SHOW ON DUTCH TELEVISION
Dana Lixenberg will be a guest on the talk show De Wereld Draait Door hosted by Matthijs van Nieuwkerk.
Monday, 10 November 19.30, Nederland 3.
The preview on November 6 both of the book and the exhibition was organized in the framework of the annual Oracle conference. Host of this edition was the Nederlands Fotomuseum. The audience included international curators from institution as The George Eastman House Rochester NY, The National Media Museum Bradford UK and the Rencontres d'Arles Photofestival.
OPENING AND BOOK LAUNCH
On 7 November 2008 the exhibition opened in the Las Palmas building in Rotterdam. A live performance of the movie soundtrack functioned as the kick off.
ON THE EXHIBITION
The multimedia installation entitled The Last Days of Shishmaref presents Dana Lixenberg photographs alongside a spatial montage of film scenes from Jan Louter’s film, shot by cameraman Melle van Essen. Their work does not serve merely as illustrations of an alarming tale. The countless news crews that visited the island over the past years paid no attention to the society as such. Almost all of them reported from the island in front of the house that hangs precariously over the eroding coastline. The climate message was the main focus of their stories.
To filmmaker Jan Louter and photographer Dana Lixenberg, the climate was a backdrop for the histories of people, of a community, of a life in all its paradoxical intricacies. Images of the hunt and of immense seascapes and snow-covered landscapes interact with intimate portraits and scenes from cluttered interiors. The impression it leaves yields more questions than answers: questions about identity, dignity, transience and mortality. What does it mean for an individual, for a culture to be forced to leave the land where their forefathers were born? The current situation will be featured as projected newsfeeds and on the website, which is accessible in the exhibition.
The show was exhibited at LP II in Las Palmas building, Rotterdam from 9 November 2008 till 11 January 2009.
An international travel tour will be established in Europa and the US.
Project page: Paradox
Project Manager: Iris Sikking firstname.lastname@example.org
The factsheet can be found here.