For the Record series of Thursday Night Live! investigates forms of representation in popular videos. Following Reading Donald: This is America and Reading Justin (and the Superbowl), a third event on 25 October, 2018 examined the music video Apeshit by The Carters. The choreography and the selected works from the Louvre collection were the basis for a debate on forms of representation, performance and decolonizing cultural institutions. On 31 January, 2019, For the Record: Performing Gender will discuss gender roles and feminisms in popular music videos. This series of events will be moderated by radio-dj, reporter and host Shay Kreuger.
The live events will take the form of a public recording studio, visualizing the forms production and postproduction that are deployed in video and that shape our mediated realities.
Het Nieuwe Instituut has invited designers and artists Koos Breen and Jeannette Schlütter to design a ‘set’ for the series in which the conversations will take place. The edited videos by Tanja Busking will form the basis for an ongoing exchange across different media platforms.
Reading Donald: This is America
This is America, a video by Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, will be examined and discussed during this event. References from the video will form the basis of a lively debate between scholars, artists and journalists about the status of racism and use of propaganda in modern day America. With Esperanza Denswil, Malique Mohamud, Marina Otero, Rob Schröder and Melanin Kris. Moderation by Shay Kreuger.
For the Record: Reading Apeshit
This event will examine and discuss the music video Apeshit by the Carters, also known as Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The choreography and the selected artworks from the Louvre collection will form the basis for a debate on forms of representation, performance and decolonizing cultural institutions. With speakers Davide Belotta (dancer and choreographer), Imara Limon (curator Amsterdam Museum) and Nathalie Hartjes (director Showroom MAMA). The evening will be moderated by Shay Kreuger. This event is part of For the Record, a research project on the technologies, spatial design and forms of representation in contemporary video culture.