At the end of January my new short film Als je terugkomt woon ik aan het water
will have its world première at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. This short film is a love story and a visual narrative of the neighborhood EVA-Lanxmeer, an ecological residential and business area on the outskirts of the town of Culemborg in the Netherlands. For a whole year (2016-2017), I filmed the enchanting EVA-Lanxmeer to capture the beautiful gardens and the particular and idealistic architecture of this district. The first verse of the poem Last letter
by the Dutch poet Adriaan Roland Holst, ‘Als je terugkomt woon ik aan het water’ (When you return I'll be living by the waterside) was the inspiration for the fictional tale written by the Dutch poet, writer and actor Ramsey Nasr. Menno Boerema did the montage and Alex Booy was responsible for the sound design.
My short film Il Grande Cretto di Gibellina
(commissioned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation) won on October the 15th the award for Best Experimental Film at the Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa.
A few weeks ago I had a conversation about my work with Robert Altena from the radio program Springvossen. You can listen to it through this link
For the magazine MacGuffin I recently photographed the wonderful house of architect William Graatsma full of cubes. Its online
but also available in print at Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum among others.
This year I am a member of the Prix de Rome Jury. For more information and the latest news see the website Prix de Rome