• Janek Turkowski
      Smalfilm

    • language no problem
  • The Polish Janek Turkowski got attention at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival. In 2012 he performed Margarete and the year after that Noorderzon asked him to make a show in association with the GAVA (Gronings AudioVisual Archive). For this show he started to discover the world of amateur filmmakers in Groningen, who were members of the local club of Nederlandse Smalfilm Liga founded in 1933. This club filmed the city between 1925 and 1959 in all its facets.

  • Aftertalk
  • After the first show (19:15), there will be an aftertalk in the Balkonbar. Janek will talk with media scientists Tom Slootweg and Susan Aasman (RUG) and René Duursma (Groninger Archieven). They will discuss amateur film, historically and artistically, Janek’s way of working and his fascination about home videos and looking in the lens.

  • More Janek?
  • Besides Smalfilm Janek Turkowski will perform Margarete on 16 March in Wijkcentrum Treftpunt.


  • by and with Turkowski & Nowacka | films by Jan Thie, Jan van Dam, Jan Sportel, Jan Egbert Meijer, Chris Tiddens, Mr. Maurits Levie, Paul, David Moolenaar | director Janek Turkowski | dramaturgy Iwona Nowacka | music René Duursma | supported by Groningen Audio Visueel Archief, Noorderzon Festival, Summerworks Festival Toronto, Grand Theatre Groningen

  • Language
  • English spoken

  • Aftertalk
  • After the first show (19:15), there will be an aftertalk in the Balkonbar. Janek will talk with media scientists Tom Slootweg and Susan Aasman (RUG) and René Duursma (Groninger Archieven). They will discuss amateur film, historically and artistically, Janek’s way of working and his fascination about home videos and looking in the lens.

  • More Janek?
  • Besides Smalfilm Janek Turkowski will perform Margarete on 16 March in Wijkcentrum Treftpunt.