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.

I was interviewed about this film by curator and writer Aniko Erdosi from the online magazine Sculpture and Nature. The interview is online now.

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.