This summer, ROZENSTRAAT is teaming up with The One Minutes on Friday Nights! Every week, The One Minutes will screen a different series that has never been shown on the big screen in Amsterdam before. On top of that, we will be serving the most delicious cocktails. Isn’t this the most relaxed way to start your weekend? Join us! We wil be there between 6 to 8.
This Friday, we will screen ‘REST HARD: an act of doing nothing in a safe company’ curated by Party Office. This series premiered at Party Office in New Delhi, has been shown on eight screens at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo and will travel to Iceland for Reykjavík International Film Festival in September, and will now be on show at ROZENSTRAAT. They will be serving the ‘REST HARD’ cocktail and at 6.30 there will be a performance by Rah Naqvi!
»We assert that marginalized bodies
perform a pivotal form of labor
in the very act of survival.
Such radical figures in proximity
perform the nurturance of
queer kinships and care.«
The series consists of 22 one-minute films.
The selected films were submitted from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Iran, Netherlands, Nigeria, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.
Aimar Lomo & Sen
Aimar Morales and Nati Pajasgratis
Nanna Maria Wibholm & Mira Iranpour
Party Office is an anti-caste, antiracist, transfeminist art and social space in New Delhi, India, which also operates at satellite locations and as conceptual architecture. Through publications, grants, radical archives, conversations of life lived, social gatherings, parties and more, they are building trans-national dialogues on empathetic futures, care communities and radical agency. Party Office is founded by artist-curator Vidisha-Fadescha, opened in New Delhi in 2020. Party Office installed a site in New South Wales in 2020 and at documenta fifteen, Kassel in 2022.
Rah Naqvi (they/them) is an Indian artist, based in Mumbai/Amsterdam. Their work engages in narratives themed around religious and societal polarisation, centring art and their tool for activism. The materiality and techniques in their work are at play to create familiarity with the viewer, with satire, whimsical props, and softness you are made to believe something joyous awaits. Rah questions the very nature of resistance for a queer person whose existence is a continuous act of defiance against normativity. This language of queer defiance extends to their practice of singing, alluding to the polyphonic nature of love and revolution while cautioning against the monotony of a choice-less future.
‘REST HARD: an act of doing nothing in a safe company’ was made possible by the support of Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Pictoright Fund and Stichting Stokroos.
Upcoming screenings are:
7 July – ‘Carnival of the ancestors’ curated by Ghetto Biennale
14 July – ‘Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover’ curated by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens
21 July – ‘Untitled’ curated by ikkibawiKrrr
Image: FILTH AVE, Untitled, 2022, India (© the artist, courtesy by The One Minutes Foundation).