EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage, is dedicated to developing a vigorous film culture in the Netherlands. Through its activities and services, EYE aims to foster a viable film industry in the Netherlands and to promote Dutch film at home and abroad.
In the Basement, EYE makes its collection accessible to the public, for free.
The highlight is the Panorama, a room where visitors will be surrounded on all sides by film fragments, and where they can browse through EYE’s collection with the help of seven control panels. There are nearly one hundred regularly changing scenes that can be viewed, and these are grouped around the themes Discovery of the World, Film Stars, Colour, the Netherlands, Slapstick and Battle.
Inspired by the interactive experience in the Panorama, visitors can explore further on their own in specially designed pods – viewing cabins with small sofas and a Cinemascope screen – where they will be able to watch both film fragments and complete films. Well-known Dutch figures such as Georgina Verbaan, Wubbo Ockels and Jeroen Krabbé will make the exploration even easier by virtually guiding visitors through their favorite film fragments. And there’s also a film quiz to play.
The Playground, where various interactive installations have been set up, is the place to get to know film in a playful way. Until the year 2013, the following installations will be exhibited: Body Paint (2009) van Memo Akten; Mobile Thrill (2010) by Sander Veenhof, Madelinde Hagemann and Anika Ohlerich; Indoor|Outdoor (2010) by Luis Soldevilla and Flipbook Machine by the Museum of the Moving Image, New York.