In collaboration with some members of Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam ( Esther Urlus, Nan Wang, Anitsh Brape & Farah Rahman), I will be creating and performing the visuals for Requiem For The Avantgardistic Staat 8 and 10 nov 2018.
a composition by Michiel Klein of Eklin, Lewsberg, MiMa and Adept fame, performed by Klein alongside a small orchestra.
8 nov is the premiere in WORM Rotterdam.
10 nov as part of the Mini Le Guess Who in Utrecht. ( more details tba)
A Requiem, Mass for or of the Dead….. we took this as a starting point for creating a new 16mm work.
In August 2018 I started working on a new 16mm film; FLAMINGO.
Working with a handcrank DIY 16mm pinhole camera, once a week i shared some time with the Flamingo’s of Amsterdam. Observe, Capture, Document them in a very uncontrolled visual way ,as with my camera i cannot see, there is no viewer…. there is also no lense, so the light hits the film directly through a small hole as i roll it from 1 side to the other…. making funny stories about them with my friend Dan who accompanied on a couple of my visits…..
August 2018 FLAMINGO month….. will be developing this work further over the winter…
Words fail me endeavors to explore „the word“ and „the symbol“ throughout different media and various artistic expressions. This performance event is structured around three points which create the podium where the language exists, metamorphosing and disappearing by means of various artistic qualities and sensibilities. These points are the philosophical writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, short stories and poems by Neva Lukić and performance pieces by Cathleen Owens, Katerina Sidorova and Masaaki Oyamada (performed by Judith Moss).
Masaaki Oyamada (performed by Judith Moss)
When language is transformed into something else, we allow ourselves to communicate other source of dimension. When language becomes a pigment, drawing becomes a listing or conversation.
I was fascinated by the idea of Masaaki to transform language. As with LUDIC collective we are also constantly trying to unlearn and transform. We touched ever so briefly on language, so by working with Masaaki on this matter gave me a nice new insight to share in our collective.