Anonymous Glossy 2018 (edited by: Marieke van der Lippe)

I used photos and collages from my artist’s book Anoymous Glossy to create a short loop animation. The enlarged portraits and collages, accompanied by slogans, were displayed in a window near a busy shopping street in Rotterdam, and so they functioned as fake advertisements.

Tenteren van de nacht 2013
Text & voice: Nick J. Swarth

Penetreting the Night is a sinister dreamlike visual collage of a night journey in a metropolitan. It could be set in Berlin, Paris, London or Rotterdam; the film depicts the alienated and insecure atmosphere that characterizes our time of economical and social crisis.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door CBK Rotterdam

The Last March 2011

Installation of stop-motion animation, collection of plasticine sculptures on wooden shelves and digital photos. Animation: Pal, colour, sound, 11:46 minutes. Photographs: 20 x 30 cm framed in wood. Sound and original music: Johan van der Voet

The short animation film The Last March is based on a collection of sculptures that came into being over ten years. It is a story about creation process and about the personal Pandora’s box that every person carries with them.
The installation The Last March was exhibited @ Sea Foundation Tilburg

The Last March 2011

Installation of stop-motion animation, collection of plasticine sculptures on wooden shelves and digital photos. Animation: Pal, colour, sound, 11:46 minutes. Photographs: 20 x 30 cm framed in wood. Sound and original music: Johan van der Voet

And there is nothing new under the sun 2008-2009
Loop compilation of short stop-motion clay animations. 4.32 minutes

The sequence of animations There is Nothing New Under the Sun was inspired by the contemporary Dutch social-political reality with a special emphasis on the subject of immigration and integration. These subjects are much discussed in the news, and have provoked old sentiments like xenophobia and cultural alienation. Some of the characters in the animations are Dutch politicians that had (and some still have) a major role in this issue, like Geert Wilders, Rita Verdonk, Pim Fortuyn and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The animations treat this heavy subject with some humor and ironic distance, although with a critical attitude. The animations were originally presented as part of the installation Pleader’s Prayer.

Watch on youtube:  2009 Wilde Wilders      2008 Pim Penis        2008 Rita Tovenaar      2008 In the Dutch mud       2008 Refugees

 

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