For Tracey zooms in on the paradoxes of everyday life; relationships between people that are brutally disrupted. It’s Seemingly sweet, but with dark psychological undertones. This movie is inspired by scenes of the performance Disorderly Conduct, and it’s a collaboration between the group T.r.a.s.h and cinematographers Martin Kers (MMXI) and Erik-Jan Maalderink (VOXL).
Direction: Martin Kers / Erik-Jan Maalderink
Choreography: Kristel van Issum / Guilherme Miotto
Performers: Joss Carter, Oona Doherty, Aoife McAtamney, Stephen Moynihan, Theo Lowe, Louise Tanoto
Photography: Martin Kers
Editing: Martin Kers / Erik-Jan Maalderink
Music Composer: Arthur van der Kuip
Musicians: Michal Bitan (Soprano) / Joao Paixao (bariton) / Jacqueline Hamelink (cello)
Production: Paul van Weert
Costumes: Jolanda Hendriks
Grip: Erik-Jan Maalderink
MARTIN KERS (1969)
Martin is from the Netherlands. He started in the field of digital photography manipulation in the mid-90s and moved towards the moving image over the years. Worked on a large number of commercial productions as well as many independent art and theater projects.
Formed motion design studio LADDS [the organization of imagination] as filmmaker / animator / (art) director / vj (Video Jockey) from 2003 – 2011, together with artschool friends Erik-Jan Maalderink and Leon van Rooij.
After splitting up in 2011, Martin Kers started MMXI, shifting more towards film and capturing reality than animation and the artificiality of it.
Born and grown in the south of the Netherlands, Erik-Jan Maalderink attended the ‘Academie voor Beeldende Vorming’ art school in Tilburg to study filmanimation and become an independent filmmaker and animator.
As a founding member of production studios X-ite (1996), LADDS (2004), and more recently, VOXL motion | design (2011), Erik-Jan Maalderink has been a producer, art director, filmmaker and animator in a broad range of both commercial and artistic audiovisual productions like videoclips, commercials, corporate films and projection mapping of large scale event visuals.
KRISTEL VAN ISSUM
Artistic Director & Choreographer.
Kristel van Issum works like a sculptor, peeling away the layers of the body right down to the core. She sees performers as sculptures, moved by energy, sound and instinct. She asks herself where conscious behavior ends and instinct begins. She seeks a language of movement which seemingly allows the body to break natural laws. A language of dance in which the performer turns into a plaything rolling between body and soul.
Dance is filled with raw elements, often violent but sometimes also subtle. It is about outbursts which are controllable. The distorted body is an unmistakable part of the idiom of T.r.a.s.h. Van Issum wants to be open to everything which goes against logical and rational thought. In this process, she does not use traditional organized principles, but applies the concept of deconstruction, disintegration and construction of new structures of meaning; theatre becomes a sounding board and textual landscape.
For Tracy was screened without competition in:
Cinedans in Rialto Cinema
Cinedans Film on Screen festival / Montreal / Canada / 2011
De NWE Vorst / Tilburg
Institut Neerlandais / Paris / France
Incubate Festival / Solar Cinema / Tilburg / Netherlands / 2012
Festival les Escales Improbables – Mandoline Hybride / Montreal / Canada / 2013
For Tracy got the awards:
Best Film – Camera Rework / Cinedans Festival / Amsterdam / 2011