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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Melvin Moti

Melvin MOTI (1977, Netherlands) is a Rotterdam-based photographer and video artist. Motei studied Visual Arts in Tilburg and worked at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. In 2006 he was awarded the Charlotte Köhler prize, and in 2007 the J.C. van Lanschot prize. Moti’s work has been exhibited around the world, including in Berlin, Tokyo, Boston and Brussels. In the Netherlands, his work has been shown at museums such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Witte de With in Rotterdam. In 2015, he won the ABN AMRO Art Award. Dreamlife (2020) is his first feature film.


The Black Room (2005, short), E.S.P. (2007, short), The Prisoner’s Cinema (2008, short), Eigengrau (2011, short), Eigenlicht (2012, short), Cosmism (2015, short), Dreamlife (2020)

Melvin Moti at IFFR

  • Top Legs

    In the dance film Top Legs which Moti conceived in Kingston, Jamaica, an elderly woman tells stories about her days as a dancer. From her supple movem

  • Dreamlife

    Do scientists dream of digital mice? Adventurous film about sensory deprivation and bizarre side effects, based on true story of Michel Siffre.

    • Wait and See
  • Eigenlicht

    Certain minerals convert absorbed UV light into visible colours of unearthly beauty. Shown in sacred, cosmic silence.

    • Blind Spots
    • Perspectives