Events — 29 Nov 2019

IDFA and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam present Video Club, a screening program pairing excerpts from filmmaker Jeff Preiss’s work with selections from the Stedelijk single-channel video collection. After the screening there will be a talk with Preiss and artist Deniz Eroglu hosted by Curator of Contemporary Art, Time-based Media Karen Archey.

Museum ticket +€3,-
Teijin Auditorium
29 Nov 2019, 7 pm until 9.05 pm
Main language

From his pioneering role in New York's experimental film scene to his music videos and Hollywood feature films, the work of filmmaker Jeff Preiss is marked by an emphasis on the physical qualities of film and masterful narrative editing. His films are imbued by a profound sense of familiarity, particularly with people, landscapes and even family routines and city streets, and delicately interweave the genres of home movie, travelogue and personal archive.

For the latest edition of Stedelijk’s screening program Video Club, Preiss will present excerpts from STOP (1995-2012) and the new work 14 STANDARD 8mm REELS 1981–1988 (2018) alongside selections from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’s single-channel video collection. The incidental quality found in Preiss’s films is a shared theme with the selected works. The program reflects how artists capture spontaneous and candid personal moments and re-interpret their own archives for artistic and public use.

Jeff Preiss, 'STOP', still, 2012, 16mm transferred to Digital Media, 120 min. Courtesy the artist.
7 pm
Doors open – pizza and drinks
7.30 pm
Word of welcome – Karen Archey, Curator of Contemporary Art, Timed-based Media and Joost Daamen, Senior Programmer, IDFA
7. 35 pm
Introduction by artist Jeff Preiss
7.40 pm
Screening part 1
8.10 pm
 Pizza break
8.15 pm
 Screening part 2
8.35 pm
Conversation – Karen Archey, Jeff Preiss and Deniz Eroglu
8.55 pm
9.05 pm
 End of program
10 pm
 Museum closes


Andy Mann (1949–2001)
One Eyed Bum (1974)
video, black and white, sound, 7 min., 51 sec.
acquired in 1982

Paulien Oltheten (1982)
Man en Hond (2002)
video, color, sound, 3 min., 50 sec.
acquired in 2009

Dara Birnbaum (1946)
Damnation of Faust: Evocation (1983)
video, color, sound, 10 min., 5 sec.
acquired in 1985

Morifumi Arimura (1957)
The Shining Hour (1982)
video, color, sound, 6 min., 43 sec.
acquired in 1985

Deniz Eroglu (1981)
Baba Diptych (2016)
video, color, sound, 2 min., 49 sec.
acquired in 2019

Jeff Preiss (1956)
STOP (1995–2012)
film (8 mm and 16 mm), transferred to digital media, color, sound, total duration: 120 min.
courtesy the artist

Jeff Preiss (1956)
14 STANDARD 8mm REELS 1981–1988 (2018)
film (8 mm), transferred to digital media, color, sound, total duration: 90 min.
courtesy the artist

Please note that by attending the program you could potentially be filmed and photographed for archival, commercial and/or journalistic purposes. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please contact our staff prior to the program. If you would like us to delete your images, please send an e-mail to