Author: Cinema Obscura

Planet Crispy

Friday 3-05-2019 PLANET CRISPY
Cinema Obscura @Sickhouse, Ariensplein 1, Enschede
open at 19.30, entrance 5 €

Planet Crispy is our next edition of Cinema Obscura about our  theme “Modding reality”. Mods are games ads, alterations, modifications that changes different aspect of the game in general. This year we want to try to see how this gaming tweaks can or could inspire us to change the world!On this special evening we will look into Human mods, from mutants to CRISPR. Ammu Joshy, graduated from the Philosophy and new Media department of UT will present her research about the CRIPSR Kit and try to guide us from fiction to reality.

Of course yo will also get to try new VR experiences, play a few rounds of indie games, enjoy some experimental workshop and discover some insides in research ! Don’t be shy and join us for another evening full of surprises!

PROGRAM
19:30 door open
20:00 TED Talk Jennifer Doudna “CRISPR/Cas9”
20:15 Ammu Joshy CRISPR Kit, the fiction and the reality (talk and discussion)

////// 20:45 BREAK////// with VR, workshop, indie games and research room
21:15 Film of the nigh
00:00 SPECIAL CELEBRATION

Sandbox Tweaks

Thursday 28-03-2019
Cinema Obscura @Sickhouse, Ariensplein 1, Enschede
open at 19.30, entrance 5 €

Sandbox Tweaks is our first Cinema Obscura edition about our new theme “Modding reality”. Mods are games ads, alterations, modifications that changes different aspect of the game in general. This year we want to try to see how this gaming tweaks  can or could inspire us to change the world!

THE ENTRANCE OF THIS EDITION WILL ONLY BE POSSIBLE WITH AN HELMET 
(bring your own, every type will do! We will only have a few extra available at the door.)

Besides a fantastic selection of films you will get to try new VR experiences, play a few rounds of indie games, enjoy some experimental workshop and discover some insides in research ! Don’t be shy and join us for another evening full of surprises!

PROGRAM
19:30 door open
20:00 introduction of the theme “modding Reality”
20:15 Docu

20:35 BREAK Discover our workshop, indie games and research room
21:00 Film of the nigh22:35 Multiplayer session + Live music
00:00 end of the evening

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Cinema Obscura is one! And to celebrate this with you we want to bring back a classic of interactive cinema, the “Rocky horror picture show”. You are invited to dress up, get in the roles or get inspired, come as your queerself!There will be a voguing contest show and for the winner a beautiful incredible obscure price! So don’t be shy, practice your awesomeness and bring the poses on!Rocky horror picture show fromJim Sharman, 1975.

While driving home during a rain filled night, straight-laced lovebirds Brad Majors and Janet Weiss end up by chance at the castle of one Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his strange and bizarre entourage, and find that he’s having a party. This is no ordinary party, no ordinary night. This is the unveiling of the doctor’s latest creation: Rocky Horror, a man-made Adonis that will give absolute pleasure.

PROGRAM
19:30 door open
20:00 Opening of the night (with short overview of 2018 and introduction of 2019).
20:20 Discussion about gender issue in digital culture with guests (tbc). Your questions and reactions are welcome!

21:00 Voguing contest hosted by Nils Rodenburg with guilty pleasures from DJ Domino Riot
22:00 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman
00:30 end of the night

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Zaterdag 20 oktober 2018

Concordia, Oude Markt 15, Enschede

Cinema Obscura @Sickhouse, Ariensplein 1, Enschede
open om 21:00, toegang 12,50 €

Concordia en Cinema Obscura slaan de handen ineen voor een oldschool Grindhouse Double Bill in de stijl van de jaren 70 exploitation klassiekers.

20 oktober beginnen wij de avond om 21:00 in Concordia met de nieuwe film van Panos Cosmatos genaamd Mandy.

Mandy is een revenge movie die teruggrijpt naar de hoogtijdagen van exploitation. Nicolas Cage, die hier zijn bijnaam Rage Cage eer aan doet heeft zich laten inspireren door genrefavorieten zoals Friday the 13th, Evil Dead, Hellraiser en meer. Combineer dit met de hallucigene sfeer waar Cosmatos om bekend staat en je hebt een instant klassieker.

Om 0:00 gaan we door in Cinema Obscura met Evil Dead, één van de films waar Cage en Cosmatos inspiratie uit geput heeft.

The Evil Dead is een liefdesproject van Sam Raimi. Tegenwoordig is hij bekender als de regisseur van de eerste Spider-Man trilogie, maar hij begon in de horror scene. The Evil Dead is de eerste uit een trilogie van Splatsticks (splatter-comedy’s) en een tv serie. Hierin geeft Bruce Campbell gestalte aan cult icoon Ash die de strijd aangaat met de ondoden die hij zelf per ongeluk opgeroepen heeft. Zie in het eerste deel waar de hype begonnen is.

Simulacra

Simulacra

Monday 27 August 2018

Cinema Obscura @Sickhouse, Ariensplein 1, Enschede
open at 19.30, entrance 4 €

Awaiting for immortality!
SIMULACRA is our edition about multi realities

This new edition of Cinema Obscura is exploring how multi realities impact our society and we are connected to them. What does living online means nowadays and how is VR and AR possible step into our future.

Besides a fantastic selection of films you will get to try out our new VR set, play a few rounds of indie games, enjoy some experimental workshop and discover some inside of our year research ! Don’t be shy and join us for another evening full of surprises!

PROGRAM
19:30 door open
20:00 introduction of the theme
20:15 Hyper reality by Keiichi Matsuda
20:25 The final moments of Karl Brant by Francis Wilson

20:45 BREAK Discover our workshop, indie games and research room
21:15 Magno Caliman live coding performance
21:45 Fiction of the night! “This technology is simply a route to powers that conjurers and alchemists used centuries ago”
00:00 end of the evening

Frozen

Saturday 30-06-2018

Cinema Obscura @Sickhouse, Ariensplein 1, Enschede
open at 19.30, entrance 4 €

PROGRAM
19:30 door open
20:00 introduction of the night
20:15 Frozen Faith: Cryonics and The Quest to Cheat Death MOTHERBOARD

20:45 ROC students animations
21:00 BREAK with workshop, Frankies installation, video game and VR and ice cream 🙂
21:45 Fiction of the night!
23:30 end of the evening
IMMORTALITY, Do you want infinite lives? Frozen
Frozen is our edition about cryonics as a possible cold “limbo” for the believers of a better future. A future where technology will be able to keep us alive longer, in a healthy body (human or not) but first of all will be able to bring us back to life!
You would not think so, but people are preserved, ‘in suspension’ since the late 60’s waiting for us to bring them back!
We have many questions ;
Do we want them back?
What happen if one come back with health care needs, costs, no family etc… Who is supposed to take care of this human of the past?
Is humanity responsible of those choosing to get cryogenized?
Is it cold in there?
Be prepared for an icy evening with liquid nitrogen, frozen brains, ice creams and surprises!

Forever and Ever

Fountain of Youth

Thursday 17 may 2018
Cinema Obscura @Sickhouse, Ariensplein 1, Enschede
open at 19.30, entrance 4 €

PROGRAM
19:30 door open
20:00 introduction of the night
20:15 Talk from David Lyreskog // PhD canditate University Twente Faculty of Behavioral Sciences
20:45 short documentary about the research in ageing
////BREAK////
21:30 Chiptune aerobic with Karina Rodac
22:00 Fiction of the night!
00:00 end of the evening

Immortality, Do you want infinite lives?
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH is a special edition about aging.

If the wishes for eternal life are as old as humanity, we live in a time where technology supports the fight against aging in an extraordinary accelerated way. Futurist (Ray Kurzweil to name him only), believe that people born today will live a 1000 years! Human enhancement, genetic transformation, digital immortality are part of our future, let’s talk about it.

For this occasion Sickhouse will be transformed into a beauty Gym center where you can workout and figure out how far you can make into the Super human world to come.
Take your most colourful outfit and your sneakers to move your body on Chiptune beats, learn, from the best, some DIY plastic surgery technics, try out a new game/simulator on our brand new HTC Vive (VR) and of course watch with us the, chosen with care, movie of the night!

From Frankenstein to Hyperbrain

This is a special GOGBOT café edition.

Talks, presentaties, debat, film, music, art and interviews with guests from art and culture in the context of GOGBOT festival 2018

Thursday 12 April 2018
Cinema Obscura @Sickhouse, Ariensplein 1, Enschede
Entrance 19.30, start 20 u, free entrance

with:
Matthias Oostrik, Robert B. Lisek, ViaOral, Secret Cinema, ROC, Tetem, Rijksmuseum Twenthe/TwentseWelle, The Overkill/Cinema Obscura.

GOGBOT theme 2018: FUTURE FLASH 200:
From Frankenstein to Hyperbrain.

GOGBOT goes back 200 years in the past to 1818 when the 18 year old Mary Shelley wrote de novel Frankestein, the iconic birth of the Cyborg. But GOGBOT especially looks 200 years in the future to the year 2218, a impossible vision, because nowadays we are in experiencing a enormous acceleration of technological develpments, in the terrain of A.I., robotics and human enhancements. A development which can change our world in a redical way on the short term, especially since we are capable of controlling and combining biological data, implore selfthinking weapons and control the democracy with social media. Our society seems to be heading towards total dataism… runned by the Frightful Five: Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google.

The shown movie is a unique one in the Dutch genre movie history . It started out in 2004 as Worst Case Scenario, the movie with a lot of potention with unfortunately never say the light of day. Luckily Richard Raaphorst didn’t let this be and created Frankensteins Army in 2013!

Death Game

For the first evening of Cinema Obscura we needed an introduction to the theme but especially an introduction to the Cinema itself. What better choices than classics! With Twilight Zone, “Escape Clause” and Zardoz we brought legendary and extravagance to the room. With confetti, champagne and our biggest fans our grand opening was a blast!

Immortality? What would it feel to never die. This evening program presents immortality as a challenge of time, where the exciting threat of death is missed by immortals in their long long lives…

Twilight Zone: Escape Clause (1959)
Directed by Mitchell Leisen

“You’re about to meet a hypochondriac. Witness Mr. Walter Bedeker age forty-four. Afraid of the following: death, disease, other people, germs, draft, and everything else. He has one interest in life and that’s Walter Bedeker. One preoccupation, the life and well-being of Walter Bedeker. One abiding concern about society, that if Walter Bedeker should die how will it survive without him?”

Zardoz (1974)
Directed by John Boorman

“You have penetrated me. There is no escape. You are within me. Come into my centre… Come into the centre of the crystal.”