On Friday September 14, my new video installation Fragile - Handle with Care will be shown for the first time in the San Gregorio church in Ancona. I made this video installation commissioned by MAXXI, the museum of contemporary art in Rome and the Soprintendenza Archeologica Belle Arti and Paesaggio delle Marche for the project 'Terre in Movimento'. A year ago I was asked, together with the Italian photographers Olivo Barbieri and Paola de Pietri, to make a work about the landscapes, the artworks, the ruins and the people of the areas who were affected by the earthquakes that took place in 2016 in the Marche. The project is also documented in a catalogue and will be accompanied by a series of events in the places affected by the earthquake and an exhibition to be hosted by MAXXI in 2019. The exhibition in Ancona will take place till the 3rd of March.
Besides the Dutch Embassy in Rome that has contributed financially to this project, special thanks to Natascha Libbert, Ellen Sanders and Menno Boerema. Without their help, this project would never have been realized.
Historian and journalist Raymond van den Boogaard wrote a beautiful article about Fragile - Handle with Care that you can find on the text page.
My short film Als je terugkomt woon ik aan het water premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam last January. It won the award for Best Form at the Movecinearch festival. The next screening will be at the Urban Eye Festival in Bucharest, which opens on the 7th of November.
On the 13th of October Melanie van der Hoorn presented her book Spots in Shots. Narrating the Built Environment in Short Films at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. In this book she also wrote a very nice article about my first short film La Madre, il Figlio e l'Architetto.
My work is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund.