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What would it be like in someone else’s body? The Gender Swap Machine installation provides a unique virtual-reality experience questioning gender identity and intimacy. For the duration of IFFR the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut is hosting the installation with the Gender Swap Machine, and a selection of videos about gender fluidity. The installation is part of the Temporary Fashion Museum and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) programme ID:

The installated can be visited daily in Het Nieuwe Instituut during opening hours. On Thursday 28 January 19:00 - 20:00 and Saturday 30 January 2016 14:00 -17:00 there will be live performances at the Gender Swap Machine.

The Thursday Night of 28 January 2016 will show the film MA, also part of the IFFR-programme ID: gender(dot)net.


19:00 – 20:00
14:00 – 17:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance

Temporary Fashion Museum
Guus Beumer
Maureen Mooren

This project is part of the programme track Things and Materials and the folder Material innovation.

Fashion has quietly renewed the very idea of renewal by constantly selling the past as a future, thereby framing current reality. This contrasts sharply with the idea that renewal always stems from technological innovation.