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Tropical Fish in the North Sea

Tropical Fish in the North Sea 5 channel video installation Graduation Festival, Royal Academy of Arts 2017 Tropical Fish in the North Sea is an interactive documentary film installation that questions the intertwinement of fiction and reality in the medium of truth; the documentary film. The spatial setup and headphones with switchable audio channels give one a hint of the power of editing. One gets transported to the lives of people from Generation Y, who flounder with ‘finding a passion’, ‘success’ and the ‘paradox of choice’. Their lives often seem to have a certain unbearable lightness that contains no clear narrative; all is fragmented. Present-day reality already has a parallel media existence, creating friction between real and fake. TFitNS plays with the fictional within the real and vice versa, both in the medium itself as in its subject: the performativity of my generation. Sponsored by: Indy Video Silentdisco.com    
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Finding Artemisia / Un-heroic Traditions

A film that charts the creation of a series of new artworks by Fine Artist Luisa-Maria MacCormack (founder of the Big Art Herstory Project bigartherstoryproject.com). The large-scale drawings are inspired by the works of Artemisia Gentileschi, and the process of creating them is closely collaborative, with Artist and model being equally engaged and vital in the works from beginning to end. Thanks are due to Esther Bunting for her unwavering bravery, creativity and all round incredible support and collaboration in the creation of this film.
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Tropical Fish in the North Sea – alternate version

Originally a 5 channel video installation, this edit hopes to give a sense of how the installation played with the edit in terms of audio lines and juxtapositioning. Where each audio line would be the diegetic sound for one screen, it would also function and perfectly fit as a voice over for the other screens. Graduation Festival, Royal Academy of Arts 2017 Tropical Fish in the North Sea is an interactive documentary film installation that questions the intertwinement of fiction and reality in the medium of truth; the documentary film. The spatial setup and headphones with switchable audio channels give one a hint of the power of editing. One gets transported to the lives of people from Generation Y, who flounder with ‘finding a passion’, ‘success’ and the ‘paradox of choice’. Their lives often seem to have a certain unbearable lightness that contains no clear narrative; all is fragmented. Present-day reality already has a parallel media existence, creating friction between real and fake. TFitNS plays with the fictional within the real and vice versa, both in the medium itself as in its subject: the performativity of my generation. Sponsored by: Indy Video Silentdisco.com
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The Concrete of Love

In the 1920’s, the surrealist Breton set up conversation sessions to investigate sex, with the aim to establish “objective” facts of love. Merely two women participated in just a few sessions, in which they mostly asked questions. The men had clear ideas about for example the female orgasm and even gave percentages and numbers for several cases. This reassemblage of found footage plays with the male gaze, by switching roles around.
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Under Construction – A Video Essay

A video Essay that plays with the notion of a ‘constructed reality’ and the nature of reflexivity and performativity. Special thanks to Diane Groothuysen, the ‘voice-over artist’ of my dreams, my professor Claire Loussouarn and Dr Catherine Grant who shared this video essay on the platform Audiovisualcy. Made for my masters Visual Anthropology (MAVIS, Goldsmiths 2018) Review by Filmscalpel.com Selected by BFI top 200 Video Essays of 2018
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Samezijn Zonder te Trouwen

A ‘city symphony’ shot in The Hague, with secretly recorded dialogues.
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But, It’s a Tradition

Video Essay Traditions are everywhere, and of every time. Every tradition is important for several reasons that other parties might never understand. Every group believes in their own ways of keeping luck close, and the evil away. In this film absurd comparisons with the intention to show how extreme humans can be, but mostly how similar we and our traditions actually are, in contrary to what many people think. This film consists out of found footage and own footage.
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