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Matters of Being #5 – Celebrating Impermanence

5th September
Location: iii workspace, The Hague
Doors: 14:30
Event: 15:00-16:30
Entrance: Sliding scale €5-€10
Capacity: 20
Tickets HERE

Please read our health and safety protocols here before attending this event 

Matters of Being is a screening series at iii curated by Nele Brökelmann. The series presents documentary films about artists, thinkers, scientists, and experimental films by artists and independent filmmakers. Matters of Being allows our minds to wander and stumble upon new associations in the illuminating darkness of the cinema setting.

15:00 Welcome by Nele Brökelmann

15:10 Heart of a Dog, Laurie Anderson (2015)

Heart of a Dog (2015) is a documentary directed by visual artist and composer Laurie Anderson. It centers on Anderson’s remembrances of her late beloved piano-playing and finger-painting dog Lolabelle. Searching for what it means to live, to die, to remember, and to love, Anderson investigates where the individual, be it dog or human, stands in the greater scheme of things, and how certain events as the loss of a companion change our perception. 

In this experimental personal essay following Lolabelle’s passing, Anderson revisits experiences and contemplates on their influences, as losing her friend the artist Gordon Matta-Clark, and accompanying her dear companion Lolabelle in the process of leaving this world, interweaving these with the events leading up to 9/11 and her own childhood memories. “What am I?”, Anderson asks in the film and sings: “I walk accompanied by ghosts.”

Matters of Being #5 is presented by iii with financial support from Creative Industries Fund NL and The Municipality of The Hague