Posts Tagged ‘International Film Festival Rotterdam’

Avantgardistic Recreation: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #4

DISPATCH #4: The following night, after a nice, long death-sleep, I strolled down Witte de Withstraat, one of the main drags in Downtown Rotterdam, to WORM, a bar/performance venue on Boomgaardsstraat. I passed by a dramatically lit, Rotterdam Readymade near the Leuvehaven, one of the oldest harbors in the city, and a block later I […]


Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins at the International Film Fest

Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins at the International Film Fest

Filmmaker Gary Hawkins, a longtime instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies, is in the Netherlands for the world premiere of his short experimental film Zero Irony at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Hawk will be sending text, video, and still-image dispatches while he’s there. Herewith, his first—words and images (scroll down for slideshow and […]


We Are The Future: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #2

We Are The Future: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #2

Walking the streets of Amsterdam, I was struck by a certain sameness to the layout. Row houses on gridded blocks with waterways dividing the streets, and on the waterways, houseboats. Once cargo ships, they were converted to residencies during a decades-old, housing shortage. Nowadays they’re rooms for rent. Everything is old and lovely. And everything […]