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In the process of creating I discovered a parallel with my everyday life. 'Navigating' is a short video about my search for a kind of wayfinding through life. Miniature sets made out of grey cardboard were the starting point for a visual poem that evolved in an intuitive way. Objects that may not seem related at first glance are put into context by fragments of text. Stop motion animation and video combined with, what I consider enchanting sounds give 'Navigating' a distinct atmosphere. Opposites such as structure vs. chaos, being in control vs. trying to escape and seeing only details vs. having an overview are the main subjects of my work. These contradictions are the themes that are part of my everyday life and of the process of making.
To understand the world I try to organize my observations. By putting the observations in order, fragmentic stories evolve. Stories about my family members and their unique view on life. I combine their stories, the stories I grew up with and know so well, with my own experiences en memories. Interviews with my family members are a source of inspiration and sometimes, the interviews are present in my videos.
Creating 3d objects out of cardboard are often the startingpoint for my stories. While working on detailed miniatures, I find time and space to think. I register my thoughts and they will be a key element in the proces of creating. The proces is tumultuous, and I only consider the work done when, in the edit of the video, the final stage, image, text and sound come together in a new, magical context.
A summary of my previous work...
June 2011 — 'De Tranen van de Zon'
Graduation film by Tessel Bruhl
Camera and editing
'De tranen van de Zon' on Vimeo
January - June 2010 — 'Fear' animation
Filmlab, directed by Aneta Lesnikovska
Digital Film Lab
January 2010 — 'Dressed in Light'
The Art of Fashion competition Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The Art of Fashion competition
April 2010 — Workshop Media Art Flow Festival Almelo
workshop by Sije Kingma & video contest
Winner of the student video contest with 'Google Astronaut'
April 2010 — 'Spring Reverb' audiovisual performance
colaboration, Spring reverb
Goois Lyceum, Bussum
AKI Artez Enschede
Design Academy Eindhoven
AKI Artez Enschede
Fine Art Media department
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© 2013 — Vera van Wolferen