Colourful Thinking: Four Artists # 167

Colourful Thinking: Four Artists (Een palet aan kleuren; vier kunstenaars)

19:00, Friday 14th June, CMB 3

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  • Director/Anthropologist: Lotte Van Leengoed
  • Year of Release: 2012
  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Country of Production: The Netherlands
  • Location: Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague
  • Ethnic Group: Turkish
  • Language: Dutch, Turkish (English)


Colourful Thinking explores the way in which Turkish artists living and working in The Netherlands position themselves as artists with regard to their Turkish background, and how this becomes clear through their artwork. The research as a whole explores the way in which the use of film as a research method can establish a dialogue with the people being filmed. Furthermore, the use of film was essential to the degree in which I could participate in the artistic lives of the artists.

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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.

The RAI Film Festival is held in collaboration with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.

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