PRESENCE in times of erasure
How to be present in times of erasure? This experimental video was screened at the online video conference 'Displacements' of the Society for Cultural Anthropology (2018); thereafter it was developed into three ultra-short 40-second scenes, meant to be viewed on a mobile phone and produced in low-resolution for easy phone-to-phone sharing. Produced at a Graphic Design course at ACPA drawing inspiration from Hito Steyerl, exhibited at 'De Oude UB' in Leiden (June-August 2018). Download scene 1 here.
On a highway in Nepal, during a research excursion of the ERC Research Project 'Roads and the Politics of Thought' in June 2016, I recorded film footage of the excursion and its participants from SOAS London, the University of Edinburgh, and CAMP, Mumbai. A selection of the footage can be found here: https://pad.ma/IHD/player/00:00:01.077
A research film about the daily life of the 'Zusters Augustinessen van Sint Monica' in a catholic monastery in Utrecht. End product of the course 'etnocinematography' at Leiden University (taught by Dirk Nijland, Metje Postma, and Steef Meijknecht), 2000 (30 minutes).
MENS EN VOUWMACHINE
A short ethnographic film about the work routine of a factory labourer in Dieman, as part of a film elicitation project during the course 'etnocinematography' at Leiden University (taught by Dirk Nijland, Metje Postma, and Steef Meijknecht). Co-directed with Gezina Oorthuys, 1999 (10 minutes).
A WHOLE LIFE AHEAD
For this documentary I assisted director Joris Zee as a boom operator/sound person. The film shows the last summer tour of Circus Royal. Screened at Beeld voor Beeld and Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival, 2002 (30 minutes).
DIVALI: FEEST VAN LICHT
Presentation of a television report on the Divali festival. How is Divali celebrated in The Netherlands? Interviews with youth from various religious backgrounds: Sanatan Dharm, Arya Samaj, Hare Krishna, Tamils, Sikhs. Made by Job Groenewegen, Organisatie Hindoe Media (OHM). Broadcasted on NL 1, 2002 (30 minutes).