In Motion Rotterdam 2023

Director David Wilson is coming out, and inviting you all to join him. He will be presenting a deep-dive into his archives to create a career retrospective in the form of a DJ/VJ set dance party; treating our eyes with imagery from over 14 years of creating visuals for music.

More than a decade ago, David was one of the people re-vamping and rescuing from oblivion the music video format, back in the days when promos were struggling to once again become relevant story-telling environments.

He made artistic cutting-edge videos look sexy, mesmerizing and appealing to large crowds. Through a series of hilarious making-ofs he taught regular people what terms like “stop-motion” “stratacut” and “praxinoscope” mean for animation.

He’s most well know for his music video work, but his output spans various mediums including commercials and even VR installations. He takes great enjoyment from crossing disciplines between animation and live action, often combining the two to create something totally unique.

David has created work for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Metronomy, Royal Blood, We Have Band, The Maccabees, MASSTOR, Japanese Popstars and Tame Impala, receiving copious accolades including being crowned Best Director at the UK Music Video Awards and a Grammy nomination in 2015 for his video for Arcade Fire, ‘We Exist’.

This very special one-off event will include some very special guest appearances, including; exotic dancers and drag performer Wet Mess, dancer Pinto pole dancer anna-liisa, a wild VJ-extravaganza you will not soon forget.

Please note that the afterparty is 18+ (bring ID!) and festival tickets automatically guarantee access to the evening program. So if you’ve already got an In Motion ticket you don’t have to buy an extra afterparty ticket. Don’t have a ticket for In Motion: you can buy your afterparty ticket here.

The afterparty starts at 21:00 with Figi. Doors open at 20:30. David’s performance will start at 22:00. NOTE: the doors will close at 22:50.


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