子どもも楽しめるEYE

クリスマス前の話だが、自分の昔のビデオ作品が新しくできたEYEで上映されるという事でプレミアにいってきた。夜にお出かけするのもこういう理由がないとなかなか出かけないし、EYEも行きたかった事だし子どもを旦那に任せて出かけてきた。初めて行く場所なのでフェリーを間違って30分も遅れて到着して自分のビデオは見逃したものの、そのあとの「Premium Lush」の上映を楽しんだ。NYのバイクメッセンジャーの話で、ストーリーはよくある感じなのだがスピード感と事故のシーンで冷や汗をかきながら久しぶりに映画館での映画を楽しんだ。

EYEはクリスマスも営業しているということだったのでクリスマスにパフォーマンスのチケットを予約してレストランも予約しておいた。パフォーマンスは「Poefff」という光と陰を使ったシアターで、3歳以上の対象だったがP2も問題なく入る事ができて楽しんだようだ。音楽とイメージだけでストーリーを作っていて、イメージもアート性が高い。会場が暗くなるので恐がりのP1にはどうかな?と躊躇していたのだが、親の膝の上に座っているせいか私が始終話しかけていたせいか、思った程怖がってなかったよう。前に座っていた5歳くらいの子も目を隠しながら見ていたので(P1が怖い時によくやる仕草)子どもは誰でも怖がるのだろう。

ディナーの時間まで間があったのでまずはカフェへ。フェリーが行き交うIJ湾が見える階段に席をとるが、子ども達はその後ろの壁のぼりに夢中になる。

  靴下まで脱いじゃって、、、

きっと何人もの子どもが同じ事をしているはずだが、そのせいか注意する人もおらずP1はカフェで十分遊ぶ事ができた。他にもEYEの地下は自由に入れて子どもでも楽しめるインスタレーションがいっぱいあった。中でもこのシャボン玉のインスタレーションは楽しかった。映像のシャボン玉にさわると本当にはじけるという優れもの。

この写真のシリーズが今年の新年のカードになった。

その他にはPodという映画のブースが何個かあり、映画を検索してみることができる。ここでも遊んだあとレストランで夕食を食べた。子ども達がもう少し大きくなったら展示や映画も楽しむ事ができるだろう。

クリスマス中病気で機嫌が悪かったP2だが、泣く事もなく穏やかに過ごせたのは幸いだった。

 

New Video “Block Land” @MUTE02

My new video “Block Land” is a short animation. Making animation takes a lot of time! I started working on the video late because I was away for vacation but I had a clear idea in advance what to animate. As soon as I got back I just worked and worked in my free time. Meanwhile Pia was having a problem with the daycare. She didn’t want to leave mama so she kept crying till the caretaker kept her in arm. She could stay in the daycare only for 3 hours…poor Pia!

But I still managed to make my work. Now Pia goes to the daycare only Wednesday morning. I still think I could make new work if needed and I have energy and passion for that.

Check here for the MUTE02

“Dream City” @ pleintheater on 7 November

трапезни масиwork in progress….

I become more motivated when I work for a project that my kids can participate. The new work “Dream City” is a good example of that: many small buildings and vehicles made with discarded boxes and plastics. My older boy Pascal always plays with the cars and buildings in progress before going to bed because my atelier is right next to his bed. This work is going to join the kids dance performance “Wonderland” at Pleintheater in Amsterdam on 7 November! The “Wonderland” is organized by my friend Makiko Ito and Pascal and Pia love it! Come and join both Wonderland and Dream City.

7 November 2010 16:00~  Pleintheather: Sajetplein39 1091DB Amsterdam-Oost

Some details of the mini builings

zoo and aquarium

Cafe, check also the interior

Factries

I managed to work when P1 is on daycare and P2 is sleeping, or both kids sleeping. It’s not much time as you can imagine but I worked a little bit every day.

opening with the school

We had an opening with the Alphons Laudy school on Tuesday 13th of April. I cooked Japanese sweets, Hanami Dango and Sakura mochi, in the morning then the opening started in the afternoon. After the cooking I run to the Glazenhuis to clean and prepare for 70 school children (sounds a lot but the Glazenhuis was big enough to contain them)

Started with a speech by principal and Mariette (art teacher) followed by a project by Ienke Kastelein and a performance by Martin. Some snacks and Japanese sweets in between. It was clearly fun for them.

“Mirror Me” opening this Sunday

I will be showing my work in a group show called “Mirror Me” initiated and organized by Stichting ZET. This exhibition is a collaboration with the Alphons Laudy School VSO. Children from the school will express the concept of “Spring” in art works inspired by my workshop about Japanese culture and customs.

The opening is on 11th April Sunday from 15:00~ at Het Glazenhuis in Amsterlpark.
There will also be a small concert at the opening by Ayumi Matsuda and Yvonne Rietbergen from the Black Intention flute trio.
Please come and join us at Het Glazenhuis.

workshop at Dutch school

Spring has come in finally. There are more sunny days than cloudy days and colorful flowers are seen in every park. It always surprises me how well maintained parks in the Netherlands are. Early spring flowers like Narcissus and Crocus are neatly planted in line, circle or sometimes in letters.

Amstel park is one of such neat Dutch parks in Amsterdam. Bicyclists are not allowed to ride through the park, no rubbish can be seen, the lawn is always freshly mowed. This park was built in 1972 for the flower expo “Floriade, which is why you can still see pavilions of flower names in the park. Het Glazenhuis is one of the used pavilions in the park. It is literally a glass house in which Stichting ZET organizes monthly exhibitions.

As I made a post before, Stichiting ZET asked me to work with mentally challenged children (in Dutch it is expressed handicapped children). I made a workshop plan to introduce Japanese spring  custom and Japanese culture. So the final outcome of my workshop will be shown in Het Glazenhuis.

So far the workshop has been successful; in the first time we made flower pots in clay. In the second time we went out to pick up moss and twigs in the park. Then we built small objects with lego blocks.

The success of the workshop might be the spring power. When we went out for park we had a lot of fun with fishing bicycles parts in a pond, digging worms, taking pictures of posing children and so on. After park back in a class they were so concentrated in building lego. If the weather was cold and cloudy we wouldn’t have had such energy!

MUTE02

My newest video “Territory Circle” is now projected on giant buildings in Haarlem. MUTE02 has started showing monthly programme from March.

The programme for March is selected one minute videos from the artists below.

Dirk Driessen – Mondriaan Resonanz
Karolina Bregula – Zwykla Lewitacja 1
Wypke Janette Walen – De keukens van Amsterdam
Janusz Dziopa – Telefon
Lucas Baca – Kosmonaut
Natalia Drej – Tik-Tak
petermertens – Riverpark NYC 9 am
Lotje van Lieshout – huis-fiets-water-in-etalage
David Djindjikhachvili – tete-a-tete
Aimilia Mouzaki – Kelvingrove
Piotr Komsta – Oddychanie/Breathing
Prana Nibbering – Hello Motherfuckers
Thierry Mandon – Tableau Vivant
Kevin Evensen – Fioretti
Kyoko Inatome – Territory Circle
Anja Masling – Alpenbleuhen
Farah Rahman – Oxygen–2
Bratek – Dochodzenie
Francis John Luke Wasser – 24/7
Kun Jia – mr. Eck
Timo Vaittinen – 616
Astrid Menze – Daily
Sjoerd Tanghe – Ma Vie

I will show a new video specially made for MUTE02 in January 2011 !