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Monday October 24th, 21:00h:

SHORT FILMS by Michael Wyshock
with an introduction by the artist.

WESTERN DEEP (2002, 24 min.)
by Steve McQueen

About Michael Wyshock:
Michael Wyshock is an American artist who has worked in Louisiana, Arkansas, New York and Sarasota, Florida. Creating artworks based on fractal science and philosophy, he shatters and recombines colors and shapes in still and moving compositions to compose new realities.

An exploration of the sensory experience of the TauTona gold mine in South Africa, showing migrant laborers working in dark, claustrophobic environments and the ear-splitting noise of drilling.
Though its subject matter is documentary, the film is not primarily concerned with a larger political and economic context. Instead, the actual consequences of miners’ working conditions are foregrounded. The supposedly objective camera eye faces the limits of what can be recorded in the diminishing light and refuses to oblige with an easily accessible reality.

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Karina Beumer


Film premiere ‘Was Het Maar Zo Makkelijk’.

Saturday June 11th, 2016.
Doors open: 20:30h

Min- is proud to present Karina Beumer’s new film ‘Was Het Maar Zo Makkelijk’ (If Only It Were That Easy) (27’21” HDV Colour, Stereo, 2016).

In an upfront, humorous and at times seemingly naive manner Karina Beumer confronts people around her with existential questions. By documenting their honest replies and uncomfortable responses, each one of them becomes actor and accomplice in her search for meaning in the trivial matters of everyday life.

The film was shot over the last few months at BOZAR Brussels, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, the bathroom of the Belgium Performance festival and at Min- Rotterdam.

With: Karl Ove Knausgård, Simon Kentgens, Welmer Keesmaat, Edwin Deen, Stefan Wouters, Erin Helsen, Timo van Grinsven, Valerie Van Roey and Brecht Hermans. Special thanks to André Kok.

Official premiere at 21:00h.


Karina Beumer

Michiel Huijben


Lecture by Michiel Huijben.

Friday April 8th, 2016
doors open: 19:30h

Join us for a virtual walk through architectural spaces, taking Min- as a starting point to search for the interdependency between digital and physical places. Michiel will guide you through a labyrinth of blank windows, framed apartments, and locked screens.

In his practice Michiel Huijben explores our relations to different architectural spaces and their inherent and changing meanings. ‘A guide to concrete living’ is a new lecture, conceived for Min- as a continuation of the lecture ‘Becoming a building’, in which he presented ways in which the human body and architectural structures can become physically one.

Michiel Huijben studied an MA in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, and recently obtained an MA in Architecture History and Theory at the Cass School of Architecture in London.



Michiel Huijben

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Min- Domestic Cinema presents:

The Host and the Cloud (2009 – 2010)
by Pierre Huyghe

In a disused ethnographic museum located in a former human and animal zoo, an experiment unfolds over the course of one year. Navigating through history within the museum, a group of people is exposed to influence, live situations that appear accidentally, simultaneously, or without any sense of order in the building. Nothing that takes place is staged. People can imitate, repeat or transform these situations endlessly to variable intensity. From a legal trial to a dance, from a hypnosis session to a sexual act, from an archive to a coronation, all these figures are presented or re-interpreted by masked holders. A set of operations unfolds, an auto-generating process whose causes and effects remain undetermined and where everything that was written leak into the contingent in a continuous way.

The Host and the Cloud is a ritual of separation. The relations and hierarchy structuring a subject to its milieu are cut. The cultural material is recreated, its influences, the mode of exhibition exorcized. Some witnesses were chosen to penetrate the building during the Day of the Dead, on Saint Valentine and during May Day. The experiment is indifferent to their presence. The film shows the inability to truly grasp all rituals, unable to represent the absent subject.

(via Vdrome)

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Monday February 1st. – 19:30h

with and introduction by: Michiel Huijben

Supporting short film: STICKY DRAMA (2015)
by John Rafman & Daniel Lopatin.
Through Vdrome.

Thom Andersen’s landmark documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown – as seen entirely through the films themselves. In this dazzling work, Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis’ real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and meticulously revealing the real city that lives beneath.

Introduction by Michiel Huijben, Michiel holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, and an MA Architectural History and Theory from The Cass, London Metropolitan University.

Supporting short film: STICKY DRAMA (2015)
by John Rafman & Daniel Lopatin.
Through Vdrome.

Featuring a cast of over 35 children, with Oneohtrix Point Never’s soundtrack, Sticky Drama portrays the development of a role-playing game set in a fantastical and violent world in which its participants struggle to preserve their memory and past histories.

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Monday January 11 2015, 19:30h

Min- Monday Domestic Cinema
Screening two films

Vdrome + feature screening
A short and long film.

Screening starts at 20:00h.

Vdrome: Simon Fuijiwara – New Pompidou (2015)

In New Pompidou, artist Simon Fujiwara revisits personal memories and professional aspirations while enacting a procession that takes a sculpture of his through the streets of Paris to the Pompidou Centre, the building that radically transformed his dreams of becoming an architect



The Man Who Fell to Earth (1973) featuring David Bowie.



Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Director: Thom Andersen

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.




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Diana Duta



Min is a new home project space in Rotterdam.
We’re pleased to invite you to the opening, with a play by Diana Duta,
Friday December 18th!

Diana Duta (RO/UK) will present a new work
‘The Interpreting Log – Standing in the doorway’ conceived for Min.

Open: 19:00h

Live performances at 20:00h and 21:30h sharp!

Min is located at Bergselaan 382 c, Rotterdam.

Special thanks to: Liberty Baverstock, Brecht Hermans, Roxette Capriles, Min Li
and Kluster Rooms studios.

Diana Duta