Author: Cinema Obscura


Saturday 30-06-2018

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

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 €

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
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

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.”