Aquatic Tales


21.07.2022: Filmprogram, MACA, Amsterdam, NL

Still Waters Run Deep presents: Film night: Aquatic Tales
Thursday 21 juli 2022 / 19:30

Aquatic Tales presents three films that merge elements of documentary, fiction and abstraction, with water and aquatic life as central elements. The night journeys from a microscopic view of microorganisms living in the Oslo Fjord, hidden to the naked human eye; to an encounter with algae in Roman baths, laboratories and a glass of water; finally zooming out to the violent destruction of oil and gas platforms that have been lifted from the sea. The films reflect upon our relationship with water and thereby express a critical view on industrial and capitalist practices that distance us from nature.

Doors open: 19:15
Time: 19:30-23:00
Bar: 19:15-22:45
Door ticket: €10,-

Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Reclaiming Vision (2018), 26:37 mins.
Tanja Engelberts, Decom (2021), 14:56 mins.
Patrick Hough, The Two Faces of Tomorrow (2021), 38:29 mins.

Reclaiming Vision will be introduced through the presentation of a text written by the artists. Decom by Tanja Engelberts will be introduced by PhD researcher and curator Anna-Rosja Haveman. The Two Faces of Tomorrow by Patrick Hough will be introduced by the artist, who will also be available for questions afterwards.

This film night is part of the public programme of Still Waters Run Deep, an exhibition about the interaction between humans and water curated by Marlies Augustijn, taking place from 26 June until 7 August 2022 at MACA’s neighbour Nieuw Dakota (go to for more information).

Still Waters Run Deep is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund (Lente Fund), the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts), and BeamSystems.


MACA – Moving Arts Centre Amsterdam NDSM

Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 61
1033 RC Amsterdam