(2013) Adam is security guard at a nursing home with comatose patients. During his night shifts he has unsettling visions of someone drowning. He seeks his comfort in the company of his pregnant girlfriend.
Days of Water is a story on guilt and shame; and on a longing for hope.
I wrote and directed this film for my graduation as film director at the Utrecht School of the Arts. It was accompanied by a research on spectatorial emotion and its influence on sympathy for the protagonist.
(2013) A graduation project by Ward Goes - cum laude Design Academy Eindhoven- on our everyday digestion of news. How does it come to us and how do we interpret news from different parts of the world?
I programmed a system that uses user defined variables to animate the display of news items and their images. By adjusting the parameters, such as region, range, trending topic, speed and design, the user perceives how presentation can influence interpretation of content.
(2012) For the visitors of the Crossing Border festival in The Hague we desgined an installation to contribute to a poem.
Based upon the input of the user, a sentence is added to the poem, originating from digitalised texts of artists on the festival.
In order to engage the users, their input influences an audiovisual presentation.
More info is available at the project website.
(2012) The Colour of Blue. A diptych about two Tanzanians: a miner and a lobster fisher. How do they live, work and survive; and how do they see their own future?
This documentary was shot next to our work at the Kilimanjaro Film Institute. Each of the two men is in his own way depending on nature.
The full documentary is available on Youtube.
(2011) We accompanied this opera of the Utrecht Conservatory with a video projection.
The projection showed animated paintings, live action scenes and abstract images. All aimed at enhancing the atmosphere of the scene by providing context and associations.
To provide the right timing with the play, the images where switched live.
(2010) A short HKU project on the future of social media. Made in a series of shorts with a given start and ending image.
We asked ourselves: what happens if our online identity lives on after we die? Do we still live on if a part of our identity does? How can this virtual identity be shaped?
Watch the full video (2 min.) on YouTube.
(2009) A short portrait on Bep, who calls himself a male toilet lady.
He discusses his history as gay rights activist, his transvestism parties and how AIDS changed his life when it hit about half of his friends.
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