10:00 – 15.30 HRS / ADMISSION FREE

Viewmaster Foundation, the Maastricht Academy for Fine Arts and Design and Maastricht University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Media Culture Master) organise a symposium on the dynamic relationship between virtuality and reality in public spaces and the role of video art in that. How does the public space act when it is used for alternative artistic purposes?

Language: English.
Speakers: Paul Devens, Erwin Driessens & Maria Verstapppen, Catrien Schreuder, Jan Schuijren, Jan Simons.
Location: Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht – Auditorium. Herdenkingsplein 12, 6211 PW, Maastricht +31 (0)43 – 346 66 70.


Within the framework of For Real, artist initiative B32 and Viewmaster Foundation organise Cartune Xprez, composed by artists and curator Peter Burr (Portland, USA). Under the title Future Television, Burr brings a performance evening full of experimental cartoon screenings, comprising part video, live theatre, psychedelic rebellion and an animation show.

Prior to Peter Burr’s show, Viewmaster Foundation will provide a tour of the Maastricht section of For Real, starting at B32. Start: 20:00 hrs (until 21.00 hrs)

Start: 21:30 hrs.
Location: B32 – Bourgognestraat 32, 6221 BZ Maastricht / www.b32.com

TUE 05/12/19 OCTOBER / 19:30 HRS

Within the framework of For Real, Filmtheater Lumière Maastricht will be showing three special films that are in line with the central theme of the exhibition. The connection is the way in which alternative filmmakers use conventions from the gaming world to create a parallel, cinematic universe. The boundary between the virtual and so-called real world is always crossed, which leads to an existential crisis in the main character on more than one occasion.

Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japan 2009, 93 min.
Tue 5 Oct, 19:30 hrs

Japanese slapstick, in which a man has to find his way out of a sterile white room by playing games, much to his amazement. The absolute cult hit of 2010 on the international festivals.

David Verbeek, Taiwan/Frankrijk/Nederland 2010, 90 min.
Tue 12 Oct, 19:30 hrs

A film about a professional gamer who feels more at home in Second Life than he does in the real world.

Mamoru Oshii, Japan/Polen 2001, 107 min.
Tue 19 Oct, 19:30 hrs

Sometime in the future, a group of young people gets more and more hooked on an illegal and dangerous fight simulation game.


Viewmaster Foundation organises guided tours of For Real in Maastricht and Hasselt. For more information about the possibilities and costs, go to www.for-real.eu or call +31 (0)6 – 5202 5272