Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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Film: Thru You Princess + Kutiman Live

The virtual musical meeting between an aspiring but unknown New Orleans singer and Israeli composer/producer Kutiman.

A year after the Kutiman’s interactive music album Thru You Too featuring the unknown New Orleans singer Princess Shaw was presented at IDFA DocLab, a feature-length film documenting how the project became an internet sensation is screening at IDFA. After the screening, the two artists will share the stage for an intimate performance.

The Israeli musician and artist Kutiman rose to fame in 2009 with his “Thru You” project. In his audiovisual symphonies, he mashes up samples of YouTube clips featuring amateur musicians who have posted their videos online. They are like virtual bottles in the boundless sea that is the Internet, ones that the musicians hope will be found and treasured. Samantha is a nurse living on her own in one of the tougher neighborhoods of New Orleans. She is trying to make it as a musician under the name Princess Shaw. In addition to sharing her own songs on YouTube, Samantha also uploads episodes from her candid video diary. Director Ido Haar documents her attempt to make it in the music scene in her hometown and mixes these scenes with footage of Kutiman at home on a kibbutz, watching Samantha online, singing her a cappella vocals and sampling them in a “Thru You” video. Samantha couldn’t possibly imagine that halfway around the world, there’s someone who believes in her and her original music – and someone who is about to expand her audience to numbers beyond her wildest dreams.

More screenings of Thru You Princess:

Tuschinski 1 Tue 24-11 13:30 tickets
Munt 11 Thu 26-11 20:00 tickets
Podium Mozaïek Fri 27-11 21:30 tickets
EYE Cinema 1 Sat 28-11 13:15 tickets

Event information

  • When: 2015-11-21 at 21:30
  • Venue Name: Melkweg - Rabozaal
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  • With: Kutiman & Princess Shaw