Maximalism in the extreme. Films, performances and an installation bring together different disciplines in a swirling mash-up of contemporary pop culture.
Films inside ‘Maximum Overdrive’
Team HurricaneAnnika Berg 95′
A group of teen girls refuse to conform to the world’s demands. With brightly-coloured leggings, Pikachu and plenty of raised middle fingers they steer themselves towards adulthood in a film that with its neon-green subtitles is equally unapologetic about its non-conformism.
Fanimaltastic!Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva, Karen Linda Johnson 11′
Forget Oprah and Dr. Phil. This talk show puts Porky the Porcupine and Shivers the dog in the spotlight. Leave your human problems behind: it’s show time for animals!
Night Is Short, Walk On GirlYuasa Masaaki 93′
Forget the anime you know. This hallucinatory trip through Kyoto’s nightlife surprises frame by frame with sparkling, colourful, constantly changing animation styles. Will shy Senpai manages to declare his love to Otome the unstoppable party animal? An animation like no other.
The Eyeslicer 90s Hangoutvarious directors | The Eyeslicer 360′
In a specially fitted-out 1990s hangout in Het Nieuwe Instituut, you can immerse yourself in a collection of bizarre short films by a new generation of American filmmakers. Also featuring new work from Rotterdam artists’ collective Lastplak, and you can play on pinball machines with ’90s film themes from the Dutch Pinball Museum.