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”Everyone has…” is a short non-fiction film.
Its narrative is not linear but is structured on a visual rhythm that is based on camera movements following and connecting to the physical surfaces. The film portraits myself and my Dutch friend the artist Stella De Boo.
”Everyone has…” uses a reflective method that is inspired by music. It attempts to follow nonlinear visual avalanche-like editing that continues to unfold with the music by Moby (Gratis free licensing). My attempt has been to create a ”short” but large physical force. The film is based on non-fictional footage but the end results in borders on contemporary art.
When doing this film I have been thinking about the concept theatre and my position in it. I see this process to be threefold. First is the theatre with me and the subjects and locations, thereafter a separate theatre that is transformed into position by facing a computer while editing. Finally, the third theatre is when the film is confronted by the audience on my webpage Kuvastudio.
I have mixed the film with contemporary art pieces by Stella De Boo as well as my own photographic works. All of the work cuts have been filmed in art studio-like conditions in Rotterdam The Netherlands. With these shots, I have studied connections between photography and Stella De Boo’s art, and I also wanted to acknowledge and show the influence of her art on my own work.
Most of the material was filmed in Rotterdam, from the early 1990s onwards. The final perspective in the editing was done in Finland in early 2019.
London, Fundamental is a short non-fiction film about the war against terrorism in the midst of heightened security as surveillance.
The film uses still photography to depict the story elements that are otherwise difficult to register by the viewer. The soundtrack in the film adds unexpected layers to the narrative and is by Underworld.
The film has been shot between the year 2012 and 2019.
In March 2011 Dalai Lama said that he was planning to hand down his political responsibilities to an elected representative, what Tibetans in this film called “Kalun Steba”. They do not call such a position as a Prime Minister, but Dalai Lama says such a move is in the best interest of the Tibetans in exile.
Nonfiction film called Jerusalem’s separation barriers, filmed 2011.
Regarding the Lower Manhattan is a non-fiction b/w short film about the president of the United States of America Barack Obama telling the audience about his stance on the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison and his predecessor. The film also displays the 9/11 attack, captured on live television. New York, 2014.
A moving picture, called A war story Baghdad, the year 2003.