Constant companion (2021). Minne Kersten has conducted in-depth research into grief, loss and the symbolism related to black birds, in painting, sculpture and film. She makes spatial work: drawings and films recorded in sets she has built herself. This short film is about grief and loss with Raven as a mythological character.
[Photo: Egbert Dommering]
Plague (2019). A fly fantasizes about the extinction of humanity, a surreal analogy is drawn between the tormented psyche and the exhaustion of the earth. All this culminates in a Kafkaesque metamorphosis of the housewife into a fly. Puck Verkade realized this video installation with a mix of self-made puppets, camera work in which she plays a role, and stop motion animation techniques.
[Photo: Zabludowicz collection]
G.O.A.T. (2017). Erik van Lieshout was invited to participate in the Kochi Muziri Biennale in India. His intention was to make a film of the public, but when he arrived the goats were still around. He set up an exhibition space as a goat stable for which he rented two goats as an alienating element to make contact. In his own chaotic way, he filmed the space, the visitors, the goats and himself to eventually produce a humorous 61-minute film that does have a head and tail, to stay in goat terms.
[Photo: the installation at Annet Gelink Gallery]
Interface 2017. Imagine that there's always a screen between your face and the outside world. Interface by Anna Hoetjes is a short science fiction film produced by VPRO Dorst, which premiered during the Netherlands Film Festival 2017, and was subsequently screened during the Imagine Film Festival in EYE.
Night Soil #3/Nocturnal gardening (2016). Melanie Bonajo (NL 1978) creates multidisciplinary work in which she combines photography, video, performances, music and installations. In Night Soil #3 she explores indigenous land rights, off-the-grid subsistence, racism and injustice in the food system and the consequences of consumer behaviour on farm animals.
[Photo: FOAM 2016]
History’s Future (2015). A man called Missing Person loses his memory. He tries to get a grip on himself and the future. He travels around the world, which is filmed in different styles. The Foundation contributed to development and research for a feature length film produced in the context of De Verbeelding, a joint project of Mondriaan Fonds and Film Fonds. First shown in Rotterdam during IFFR.
[Photo Netherlands Film Festival]