The One Minutes wishes to explore new ways of exhibiting moving image. We do this in part by experimenting with how we present our monthly series and by working with various existing and new partners. 
Our series are screened each month in the exhibition spaces of subscribers including the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht (NL), Dortmunder U (DE), and in Joep van Lieshout’s Skull at WOW Amsterdam’s lobby.

The series are also screened at other exhibition venues, museums, film festivals, cinemas, art fairs, galleries and art websites, each with its own audience and reach.

»What makes the collection so interesting, is that the videos know no boundaries. The One Minutes are meetings between different cultures, treats to the eyes, or well-executed ideas. Most videos show the extraordinary of the ordinary.«
Stef van Breugel, Director Museum Hilversum

»Due to the short playing time of exactly sixty seconds, they are ideally suited for waiting rooms where patients and visitors walk in and out. Maybe it’s an idea to offer such videos on the screens in all waiting rooms, so those waiting in the Academic Medical Center are freed from loud TV programs and commercials.«
Sabrina Kamstra, Head of Art Department Academic Medical Center

In 2014 - 2017 our series were presented at:

1646, The Hague (NL)
60Seconds Festival, Copenhagen (DK)
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (NL)
Anna Lindh Foundation, Amsterdam (NL)
Amsterdam Art (NL)
Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (NL)
Arab Camera Festival, Rotterdam (NL)
Art Athina, Athens (GR)
ArtRotterdam Intersections (NL)
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (CN)
ARTtube (NL)
Between You & Me, urban screen, Tilburg (NL)
Blue Note - Conservatorium van Amsterdam (NL)
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (USA)
Cinekid (NL)
Club Cultural Matienza, Buenos Aires (AR)
deBuren, Brussels (BE)
Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam (NL)
A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise (NL)
China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Bejing (CN)
Cinedans (NL)
Doclisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon (PT)
Digital Canvas, New York (USA)
Dortmunder U (DE)
Drents Museum/CBK Drenthe, Assen (NL)
Durban International Film Festival, Durban (ZA)
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
L’École supérieure des arts visuels de Marrakech - ÉSAV (MA)
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (NL)
EYE, Amsterdam (NL)
Exam, Plovdiv (BG)
Festival Internacional de Cineminutos de Córdoba (AR)
Filmhuis Alkmaar (NL)
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham (UK)
FOKUS video art festival, Copenhagen (DK)
Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá (CO)
Galerie dé, Olomouc (CZ)
Gallery Monitor, Gothenburg (SE)
Garage, Rotterdam (NL)
Goethe-Institut, Amsterdam (NL)
Gray Area, San Fransico (USA)
House of Electronic Arts Basel, (CH)
Huis de Pinto, Amsterdam (NL)
Huis met de Hoofden, Amsterdam (NL)
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (DE)
De Kaaij, Nijmegen (NL)
KultuurKaffee, Brussels (BE)
Kunstenlab, Deventer (NL)
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (NL)
Kunsthal Nikolaj, Copenhagen (DK)
Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag (NL)
Kurzo Gallery, Pargue (CZ)
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam (NL)
Manifesta, Amsterdam (NL)
Metro Movies, Amsterdam (NL)
Momart, Amsterdam (NL)
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
Museum De Pont, Tilburg (NL)
MOTI Museum of the Image, Breda (NL)
Moving Image Art Fair Istanbul (TR)
Reykjavík International Film Festival (IS)
National gallery of Iceland - Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavík (IS)
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL)
Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo (EG)
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle (USA)
L’Institut Néerlandais au Maroc - NIMAR, Rabat (MA)
One Minute Film & Video Festival, Aarau (CH)
Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham (UK)
Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (NL)
PAF - Festival of Film Animation Olomouc (CZ)
Phormix, Athens (GR)
The Photographers Gallery, London (UK)
Le Plafond, Amsterdam (NL)
Playgrounds International Digital Arts Festival (NL)
Pluk de Nacht, Arnhem and Utrecht (NL)
Power Station of Art, Shanghai (CN)
Primary, Nottingham (UK)
Pudong Cultural Guidance Center, Shanghai (CN)
Radion, Amsterdam (NL)
reVIZOR, Veselí nad Moravou (CZ)
Reykjavik International Film Festival (IS)
Ringers Open, Alkmaar (NL)
Roef festival, Amsterdam (NL)
Roest, Amsterdam (NL)
Rongwrong, Amsterdam (NL)
SAW Video Media Art Centre, Ottawa (CA)
De School Amsterdam (NL)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - SAIC (USA)
School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong (CN)
SCHUNCK*, Heerlen (NL)
Shanghai TV (CN)
Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale (CN)
SkateCafé, Amsterdam (NL)
Stampa (NL)
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL)
Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)
Studio West, Amsterdam (NL)
TEDxAmsterdam (NL)
transmediale, Berlin (DE)
Transfer Gallery, NYC (USA)
Videominuto, Florence (IT)
Vivid Projects, Birmingham (UK)
Western Front, Vancouver (CA)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)
WOW, Amsterdam (NL)
The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale

Nightmares Of The Sun

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Thirteen Daily Nightmares by Khavn

Nightmares Of The Sun is curated by Khavn and consists of thirteen One Minutes by Filipino, Belgium, British, Indonesian, Korean, Swedish, Swiss and Thai artists and filmmakers. They visualize their daily nightmares. Nightmares of the sun occur when what you fear at night happens during the day. You cannot escape from the sun, no colour, just light and dark. What are the names of the nightmares, which disturb you when you close or open your eyes? From the mythological to the psychological. From the political to the personal. We are all victims of our own fears.


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Thirty-two Radical One Minutes by Tereza Ruller

The One Minutes Series of April is curated by Tereza Ruller and is called MAKE BEING RADICAL AGAIN. Ruller invited artists and designers to escape into reality in virtual worlds. To show the action of performance art, use body as a surface and undergo body experiments. The series consists out of 32 One Minutes and aims to reveal what it means to be human in these uncertain times of organized control and theatrical politics. How is it to be part of a world that is an ever-changing network?

Designing The One Minute

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Thirty-six Design One Minutes by Yin Aiwen

Designing The One Minute is curated by Yin Aiwen. She started a design investigation of The One Minutes chronicle 1998-2016. The series consists of 36 One Minutes by designers and artists revealing how technology changes aesthetics, perception and reflection; an experiment where technology becomes poetry.

Promise of Suspense

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Fourteen One Minutes by Superposition

Promise of Suspense is curated by Superposition and consists of fourteen One Minutes featuring the same camera techniques. From the vast The One Minutes Collection, Superposition exclusively selected videos that feature a camera zoom. In each video, the zoom is used for different reasons. In some cases the filmmaker wishes to get closer to the object that is being filmed, in others the zoom is used so as to disguise the presence of the camera handler. In all the selected films, the zoom contributes to a feeling of suspense.

ECO VS EGO – Healing Videos

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Nineteen One Minutes by Pinar&Viola

ECO VS EGO – Healing Videos is curated by Pinar&Viola. The series consists of nineteen one-minute films of invitations to think differently about our influence in the world, creating a stylistic way forward for a world in need of change. Artists, amateurs, friends, lovers and video makers emancipate the concepts around wisdom and awakening, from their old-fashioned new-age associations. Our modern inter-spirituality needs new words, new images and new associations.


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Twenty One Minutes
Curated by Xue Mu

IN.NO.SENSE is curated by Xue Mu and consists of twenty one-minute films by various artists exploring the states in between nothingness and significance.
IN.NO.SENSE is a made-up homonym for the word INNOCENCE, to thwart the confinement of language and its semantic limits. When ‘something does not make sense’, the general interpretation would be there is no logic, it is unclear, or it’s useless. Could there be another interpretation?
Some films represent the artists’ observation on trivial matters with wonderment, some show the processes of contemplation in the micro/macro world, and a few works come along with poetical commentary on the current human conditions - be it subtle, upright or allegorical. With or without intentions altogether the artists conceived an aimless wander in the realm of quiddity, in chaos and order, with an un-preconditioned liveliness.

Nominees The One Minutes Jr. Awards 2016

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Fifteen One Minutes Jr.

Fifteen one-minute films made by youngsters from all over the world were nominated for The One Minutes Jr. Award 2016. The One Minutes Jr. organises about fifteen filmmaking workshops a year around the world. Professional filmmakers teach the basics of filmmaking to a group of youngsters. But even of more importance is that the youngsters gain a tool to express themselves. The result of the workshop is a collection of One Minute films, which give us an exceptional and intimate look into their lives. These stories are honest and unfiltered. Some of them deal with problems in the local country or village, like the circumstances in a school for blind children in Albania. Some of them show a personal dream, like the wish to take care of the family or to become a doctor in order to help others.

World at a Crossroads – Open Call, Wake Up Call

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Thirteen One Minutes
Curated by Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson

World at a Crossroads – Open Call, Wake Up Call is curated by Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson. The series consists of thirteen one-minute films by various artists reflecting on our volatile present and envisioning our future, by merging performance and portrayal and appropriating texts and juxtaposing to still and moving images.

No Humans - No Animals - No Sound

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Fifteen Meditative One Minutes
Curated by Melvin Moti

No Humans - No Animals - No Sound is curated by Melvin Moti. The series consists of fifteen meditative one-minute films by various artists and does not contain humans, animals and sound.

Dark Football

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Eleven Football One Minutes
Curated by Xander Karskens

The One Minutes Series of August is called Dark Football. The series consists of 11 football One Minutes and is curated by Xander Karskens.
During the European Championships 2016, curator and football lover Xander Karskens invited artists and filmmakers, to make their own football One Minute.

The Sandberg Series 2016

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Thirty-six One Minutes
By Sandberg Students

In conjunction with the graduation of students of Sandberg Instituut, The Sandberg Series 2016 features 36 One Minutes by Sandberg Students. Please enjoy a panorama of live mixed frequencies, a guided meditation, an advert for a brand new luxury drone line, the trailer of TSUNAME (Transdimensional Society for Universal Narcissistic and Metaphysical Expansion)!

Colón: ¿Culo o Conquista?

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Twenty-seven Minutes
Curated by Dick Verdult / Dick El Demasiado

Colón: ¿Culo o Conquista? is curated by Dick Verdult / Dick El Demasiado. By way of The One Minutes, Dick Verdult had a message sent to anthropologists, artists and his Latin American followers, inviting them to make short films in the theme of Colón: ¿Culo o Conquista? Colón is the Spanish name for Columbus; the title can be interpreted as Colon: ass or conquest?

Communication with the Non-Human

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Twenty One Minutes
Curated by Melanie Bonajo

Communication with the Non-Human is curated by Melanie Bonajo. The series consists of twenty One Minutes. “What does a plant know? What goes on inside the mind of funny bot? Do PMS dolphins turn into cranky bitches? All around us, complex systems of giving and receiving are performed by rather ancient and marginalized machines like corals, grass, seahorses and even rather primitive creatures, such as dogs and families. Through practical observation, the multifarious communication between humans and non-humans can be viewed as responsive behavior, defined by one designating the future behavior of all. Let’s think over this arrangement for a while. Otherwise we might, in the near future, end up belonging to that misunderstood class, at odds with its environment.”

we do the voodoo – a play on continuity and rhythm from one artist to another.

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Ten One Minutes
Initiated by Helen Dowling

Our series of April 2016 is called ‘we do the voodoo – play on continuity and rhythm from one artist to another.’ and is initiated by Helen Dowling. The series consists of ten One Minutes.
Taking the title ‘we do the voodoo’ from the idea of possession and rhythmic entrainment Helen Dowling has initiated a video program that relied upon each artist responding to the previous artist’s one-minute video and nominating the next artist to do the same. Modelled roughly on the Exquisite Corpse drawing game invented by the Surrealists, this is an experiment with the rhythm and contingency between artists and the structure of The One Minutes organisation.

Making Hybrids

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Twenty One Minutes
Curated by Janis Rafa

Making Hybrids is curated by Janis Rafa and consists of twenty One Minutes.
Thinking of the finitude that we share with animals, Janis Rafa invited artists and filmmakers to create their visual interpretation of a man-animal combined into a single body.

The Pack – Impressions from Our Family

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Sixteen One Minute family albums
Curated by Felix Burger

‘The Pack – Impressions from Our Family’ is curated by Felix Burger. The series consists of sixteen One Minute family albums.


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Eighteen One Minute responses
Collected by Cécile B. Evans

We know there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. But there are also unknown unknowns. A YES SCREAMING NO.
Eighteen One Minute responses are collected by Cécile B. Evans.

Healing Tool

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Twenty-Three One Minute Healing Tools
Curated by Shana Moulton

“Take some video and sound. And make a healing tool out of it!”
‘Healing Tool’ is curated by Shana Moulton and consists of twenty-three One Minute Healing Tools from The One Minutes collection and new videos.

Nominees The One Minutes Jr. Awards

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Fifteen One Minutes Jr.

‘Nominees The One Minutes Jr. Awards’ consists of fifteen One Minutes made by youngsters from all over the world. Their short, mostly autobiographical films are nominated for the Tommy Award 2015, granted by The One Minutes Jr. The Awards ceremony took place Saturday 28 November at VondelCS in Amsterdam (NL) during IDFA.

Nyau Cinema

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Twenty-two One Minutes
Curated by Samson Kambalu

‘Nyau Cinema’, curated by Samson Kambalu and consists of twenty-two One Minutes using the rules of Nyau Cinema.
‘Nyau Cinema’ is a series of playful site-specific performances, ‘rants’, presented as film clip interventions. Nyau is a Chewa word for ‘excess’.

One Minute Activist!

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Twenty-Four One Minutes
Curated by Nienke Eijsink

‘One Minute Activist!’ is curated by Nienke Eijsink. By way of The One Minutes, filmmaker Nienke Eijsink had a message sent to artist and filmmakers, asking them to use their talent to give their One Minute of fame to someone who needs to be heard or something that they think the world needs to see. Films were submitted to her, from all parts of the world. A six-year-old girl showing her talent to own bread serving as a plea for India to win an Olympic medal in gymnastics and a shelf stocker stripping for higher wages to executives.

Tell me your dream. Make it succinct and make it spectacular.

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Twenty-Four One Minutes
Curated by Claire Hooper and Paul Simon Richards

‘Tell me your dream. Make it succinct and make it spectacular.’ consists of twenty-four One Minute dreams.
By way of The One Minutes, London artists Claire Hooper and Paul Simon Richards asked artists and filmmakers from all over the world to send in their dream, as they wanted to make the ultimate dream sequence.

The Sandberg Series 2015

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Thirty-Two One Minutes
By Sandberg Students

In conjunction with the graduation of students of Sandberg Instituut, this The One Minutes Series features One Minutes by 32 Sandberg Students. Please enjoy the sound of a cascade, a One Minute Selfie, a mother explaining what her son does at art school and stay away of cantaloupe of any kind!

But her eyes said that gunshot knew he had a creation, and that was why parrot was wise of bulk

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Fifteen One Minutes
curated by Jens Maier-Rothe

‘But her eyes said that gunshot knew he had a creation, and that was why parrot was wise of bulk’ is selected by Jens Maier-Rothe and is inspired by the wondrous world of spam poetry, automated emails from the chicks with dicks on how we make that extra mega buck from home, ditzy television shows and videos from the local home depot store, brainy quotes and hairy proverbs in our daily mail – in short, all the stuffy decor that clutters our brains and follows us everywhere because it’s deep and sublime, and we know it. Separating wolds from the bushy filigree was a fragmentary orange of ice. Anyone can win the heart of audiences by putting on just the right shades of rosy rails.

بعد الربيع العربي
After the Arab Spring

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Twenty-four One Minutes
curated by Yassine El Idrissi

‘بعد الربيع العربي After the Arab Spring’ is curated by Yassine El Idrissi.
Some say, after the Arab Spring, Arab Winter has come: wide-scale violence and instability. Was radical change worth the costs now paid for the unpredictable results? Or would it have been possible to remain stable and unfree? Stability or Change? Twenty-four One Minutes reflect on the discussion in the Arab world.


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Twenty-One One Minute films
handpicked from the archive

For The One Minutes Series 49, The One Minutes team selected One Minutes from the elaborate collection. There are so many pearls beyond price as the three young coureurs being put to a stop by a vision in 2003 by Nicolas Provost or the film from 2006 by Belgium artist Pavel Dundas, known for his humorous cinematography and short films. He throws around with country music, a chicken filet, and marinade. A recent film is by David Djindjikhachvili, showing a Kyrgyzstan encounter. An almost romantic, dreamlike scenery which volatile moves.


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Twenty One Minute films

Twenty One Minute films pepare you for Blue Monday.

Mega Armageddon Death - Long Version

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Fifteen One Minute films
curated by Nathaniel Mellors

‘Mega Armageddon Death - Long Version’ is curated by Nathaniel Mellors and features Pop Songs, Sound Collage, Noise Manipulation and Sonic Compositions. It consists of 15 One Minutes, collected from The One Minutes collection and new videos.

Videos Without Ideas

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Thirty One Minute films
curated by Erkka Nissinen

‘Videos Without Ideas’ is curated by Erkka Nissinen.
“Sometimes I get ideas when I’m in contact with water”. Erkka Nissinen asked artist to make One Minute films without ideas. “Making videos is easy, anyone can do it.”
‘Videos Without Ideas’ consists of 30 One Minute videos collected from The One Minute collection and new less-idea videos.

Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy

Twenty-nine One Minute films
curated by k.i. beyoncé

A selection of twenty-nine One Minute films inspired by historical drama, a film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous people.

Deep Blue

Twenty-six One Minute films
curated by Arnar Ásgeirsson

Deep Blue brings the tales of water. We have explored only 5% of the world’s oceans. The undiscovered majority of the ocean has been part of heroic stories; it is a sailors grave and a vikings funeral. What we know about the deep blue and what we use of it can be compared to how we use the Internet, just the tip of the iceberg.
Arnar Ásgeirsson selected One Minutes with an apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic feel to them, almost science fiction, referring to his surroundings in Iceland that, according to Ásgeirsson, often feels like a sci-fi film.

They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state

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Twenty-four One Minute films
curated by J&K

J&K/ Janne Schäfer and Kristine Agergaard explore the theme of death and rebirth in connection to the collapse of a system and the aftermath of revolution. Specifically, J&K would like to pose the question of how death or destruction of prevailing structures can be regarded as a state of potentiality that may lead to new creation.

Ways of Something
Episode 2

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Twenty-eight One Minute films
curated by Lorna Mills

‘Ways of Something’ is a contemporary remake of the second episode from John Berger’s BBC documentary, ‘Ways of Seeing’ (1972). The remake consists of one-minute videos by twenty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, GIFs, film remix, webcam performances, and website to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.

We do not know what it is exactly that you are doing, but does this makes any sense?

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Fifty-Six One Minutes
Curated by Faivovich & Goldberg

‘We do not know what it is exactly that you are doing, but does this make any sense?’ is curated by Buenos Aires based artist duo Faivovich & Goldberg. It is an immersion into The One Minutes collection. Faivovich & Goldberg reviewed 4147 videos from the first ten years (1999-2009), selecting 56 films conceived as a line-up presented exclusively in random mode.

Ways of Something
Episode 1

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Thirty One Minute films
curated by Lorna Mills

‘Ways of Something’ is a contemporary remake of an episode from John Berger’s BBC documentary, ‘Ways of Seeing’ (1972), compiled by Lorna Mills. The thirty-minute video consists of one-minute videos by thirty web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet. It is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.

How To

Twenty-three One Minute films
curated by Hans Aarsman

‘How To’ deals with convenient tips. It is a compilation of short films that teach us something within One Minute. What do you do, for instance, if you have to tie your shoes and have only one hand free? Another film shows a variety of ways to separate an egg yolk: not all of them are very practical. One of the films was made by Hans Aarsman himself. He had an uncle Loek, one of those characters found in every family, who told unforgettable stories. Aarsman’s uncle taught him how to wash his hands in a jiffy when they’re covered in black grease: first rub them with olive oil, then with soap and only after that, rinse them under the faucet.


Twenty-four color One Minutes

Twenty-four color One Minutes allow artists to focus on color and explore its different visual aspects. This selection shows the diversity in the way the artists relate to this theme through One Minute video. This series is produced in collaboration with Sikkens Foundation (NL).


Twenty-four One Minute animations

The One Minutes searches for the state of affairs in cutting-edge animations of One Minute; from narrative to experimental, non-narrative to documentary. Featuring animations by Fons Schiedon, Floris Kaayk and Evelien Lohbeck as well as animations selected from a masterclass at The School of Fine Art and Design|St.Joost in Breda (the Netherlands), films selected from an open call and works from The One Minutes collection.