Thursday 17 April will see the opening of Felix &Foam, a new initiative of Foam in collaboration with Frame and restaurant Foyer, in the imposing Felix Meritis building in Amsterdam. The City of Amsterdam asked Foam to take responsibility for the cultural programme for this building for the coming six months. Felix &Foam is honouring the building's unique history by combining art and culture, working together with various partners, photographers and artists. Besides photography, the programme includes video, film, fashion and design, with a special emphasis on work by emerging, young talent.
Three-weekly programme of recent films and video works, curated by gallery holder Juliette Jongma and Foam curator Claudia Küssel.
The first item on the programme is the most recent video by Annika Kahrs (born 1984), Playing to the Birds. In this video, a pianist plays the piano concerto Legende Nr. 1 by Franz Liszt for a very special audience. Liszt composed this virtuoso work for piano inspired by the legend of Francis of Assisi who preached to a flock of birds and came to the conclusion that animals and plants have a soul and consciousness.