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Due to the recent developments around the corona virus, Het Nieuwe Instituut is closed until 31 March 2020 and this event has been cancelled. Keep a close eye on the For the Record webmagazine, for the release of new videos in the coming weeks and information on how and in which form this event will take place at a later moment.

Part of the series For the Record, this opening event for Set Stage Screen focuses on how local narratives and struggles manifest in the audiovisual language and genres of contemporary music video. By circulating across platforms and territories, music videos expose the realities of their communities, enabling forms of solidarity to emerge.

During the live radio- and video broadcast, music video directors, artists and researchers will discuss examples from Iran, the Netherlands and Nigeria, among other places. A collaboration with Rotterdam-based radio station Operator, the event is moderated by Shay Kreuger and Thomas Fonville. 

19:00 – 23:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free event

The event take place from 19:00 to 23:00 at Het Nieuwe Café, with tallks from 19:00 to 21:00.


This event marks the opening of Set Stage Screen: Realities of Postproduction, an installation investigating how contemporary video culture operates as a public space for consumerism, activism and emancipation, by exposing existing realities and by imagining alternatives. The installation looks at the technologies, spatial design and forms of representation in music video and live events, and is activated by live and recorded video and public programmes. Set Stage Screen: Realities of Postproduction can be seen from 19 March to 28 June 2020.


Marina Otero Verzier, Director of Research Katía Truijen, Senior Researcher
Vere van Gool, curator Emma Macdonald, curatorial assistant
Shay Kreuger, moderator Koos Breen, set design and graphic design Jeannette Slütter, set design Tanja Busking, film production