This is a place too review/share/reccoment books and comics you have read, videogames you have played, (video)art exhibitions or other places you have visited, movie posters that have been released and more (so everything except movies and movie trailers)....
I wanted to make this one for a while already because i oftenly visit video and movie related exhibitions but feel there is not really a place to share this on the forums.
I might start by telling about the exhibition on Martin Scorsese in the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam i saw this weekend. It was an intriguing exhibition on his life and his work full of items out of his own private collection. What i did miss where the props and set pieces from his films (which they did have more off during earlier exhibitions i visited there on Stanley Kubrick and the Quay Brothers). The permanent collection of the museum is really small and once you've seen it you will not have to rewatch what they do have which is kind of nice are the moviepods. The moviepods are tiny cinema spaces for a muximum of three people where you can sit and scroll through parts of their archive with feature films, documentaries, short films, cartoons, commercials, newsreels and more dating from 1899 untill 2010. Me and my girlfriend spend the rest of the day sitting in one of these pods after this exhibition just losing track of time. Might soon also write a little review on The Ascent a video-instalation/movie by Fiona Tan i saw in De Pont in Tilburg a couple of months ago.
I really hope that this forum will catch on and people here will start using it.
I recently went to a concert. Millencolin and Pennywise (I hadn't heard of them) opened. I liked the former. The latter? Not much. They played for an hour. Because of that and because of how most concerts are, I assumed that The Offspring (the main act) would play for at least 2 hours. They only played for an hour. I was disappointed but also relieved that I wouldn't have to go back home so late (the concert was very far from home and I went there on my bike). I should've seen it coming when they played their most famous songs (HIT THAT and WANT YOU BAD) halfway through instead of leaving them for the end. What else could they have played for another hour? Of course they have more songs, but the audience wouldn't have been as excited.
On Thurday i went with my girlfriend to the CoBrA-museum in Amstelveen (just south of Amsterdam) and saw The Aalto Natives from Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors and it was one of the most brilliant things i've seen in a long time. It was a video instalation using projection and talking animatronics to tell an absurdist story how a godlike eggcreature and his son a cardboard box are creating an earth that "Is just like Finland". The video is a mix of muppetlike puppets, intentionally bad special effects and amazing lines while referencing politics, technology and Finnish mythologie (Kalevala). It was just so layered and hilarious that i really enjoyed the experience. It is very mocking with religion and kind of raunchy in parts so i would understand it not being for everyone. But too me this is by far the best thing 2017 has produced in any creative field.