Titled Sunshine State, the installation was commissioned by the festival and will see McQueen fill the event’s central venue, the Kunsthal, with both sound and image. It will open to the public on January 27 and will run until February 13.
This is the filmmaker/artist’s first new installation since his major commission Year 3 at Tate Britain in 2019.
This year’s IFFR will also feature artistic performances from Angolan multidisciplinary artist Kiluanji Kia Henda and Taiwanese artists Su Hui-Yu and Cheng Hsien-Yu.
“We are beyond thrilled to announce the world premiere of Steve McQueen’s latest installation during the next edition of IFFR,” said Festival director Vanja Kaludjercic. “McQueen is a visual artist and celebrated filmmaker who is known for his powerful and uncompromising vision and we are proud to offer a broad audience the opportunity to experience this newly commissioned work at Rotterdam’s cultural landmark Kunsthal. We look forward to welcoming McQueen at the festival to celebrate contemporary cinema and cinematic art together with us in Rotterdam.”
IFFR 2022 will run January 26 – February 6. The program will be unveiled on December 20.