eye-pers1On February 14 EYE’s front facade will turn into a podium for Soil in my Pocket: two related  film essays about the longings and dreams of migrants of the past.

Not so long ago scores of Dutch emigrants left the Netherlands in the hope of building a better future elsewhere. In the first half of the twentieth century, the quay in front of EYE’s building was the place where friends and family got together to say goodbye to these adventurous spirits. The film essays are compiled on the basis of unique film material from EYE’s collection featuring scenes of migration. They are encounters, as it were, with migrants who left the Netherlands a hundred years ago. Time and space come together in a new way.

The première is part of the EYE on art programme with a Q&A on Soil in my Pocket by film critic Anna Abrahams. The installation can be viewed after sunset until March 7 2017.

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Soil in my Pocket is a Lumen Film production, in co-production with EYE. The installation was partly funded by the Mondriaan Fonds and the AFK.

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