There is a small gallery in the beginning of Kinkerstraat called “Kulter” which is near by my street,. I was always wondering what kind of gallery it was whenever I passed by. One of the organizers of the Kulter, Julie Dassaud, contacted me and I was invited to join their show for September. I am more than happy to show my work in a place just round! “Close Encounter” is from 13September till1 October.
Pascal and I are one of the models in an art installation by Monica Blok and Hadas Itzkovitch.
The opening of this exhibition is on 10th September 2009 18:00~ at Imagine IC
It should be a beautiful installation…don’t miss it if you live in Amsterdam!!
“A Soothing Song”
A Soothing Song is a video-sound installation for 12 screens by Monica Blok and Hadas Itzkovitch (both performers and visual artists) and was supported by an ECF artistic project grant. The installation gives an intimate glimpse of women from different cultures living in the Netherlands, in a captured moment of endearment with her child who has been born in this country. Musician Milan Gataric was invited by the artists to compose a ‘universal’ lullaby, based on elements from the different lullabies sung by the mothers. In a staged setting, the 12 films together create a total environment which envelopes the viewer in image and sound.
You can join the vernissage on September 10, 2009 at Imagine IC in Amsterdam or visit the exhibition till December 12
I’ve been working with a recorder trio Black Intention for a couple of years. Whenever it is possible to project videos I VJ at thair concerts. We had a concert in March in a big church in Amsterdam and played some new pieces.
“Tres Dous Compains” is one of these new pieces (French 14th century music).
I filmed babies of the musicians including mine and made a video clip. It is three months ago and my baby is much bigger now. It is so nice to see my baby in my work….much better than just a video as a record.
On 4th June Thursday there will ba a conference in Zuidas. Amsteram Bright City (ABC) and Jeroen Boomgaard asked some artists to make art for that day.
I’m participating this event with an artistic playground for toddlers and older children in Zuidplein, north side of plein from zuid WTC station. Some toddlers from neighboring daycare centers are invited to paly in this plyaground.
Any children are welcome at any time. Come and play with us!
Zuidas Blocks, performance
In Zuidas there are architecturally renowned office buildings, great public facilities and interesting art pieces… but no children are to be seen. Children, however are an essential part of our society and economy. Zuidas Blocks will enable children to play a role in Amsterdam’s business center. An international group of toddlers in ties, symbolizing the economic world, will play with colorfully decorated miniature office buildings in the center of Zuidas. These model office buildings are made from discarded product packaging. Original logos have been incorporated in Inatome’s micro-world, mimicking the billboards and business names of the adult world. However, in this little economy everything is recycled. The entire performance brings into question the future influence of the youngest generation.