Friday January the 26th my new short film Als je terugkomt woon ik aan het water premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The next screening will take place at De Balie in Amsterdam on Sunday the 11th of March in a program about Love and Architecture.

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, 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.

Als je terugkomt woon ik aan het water (When you return I'll be living by the waterside) will be distributed by the Eye Film Institute as part of the Korte Film Poule.

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 (1925 - 2017) full of cubes. Its online but also available in print at Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum among others.

This year I was part of the Prix de Rome Jury. The winner of this wonderful award, Rana Hamadeh, was announced on the 15th of December. The exhibition with work of all the nominees is on view till the 25th of February 2018 in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. For more information and the latest news see the website Prix de Rome.