Irina (Martin Kers, Erik-Jan Maalderink, Kristel van Issum. Netherlands.) 10:17 min.
True stories merge with an illusionary world, in which women can take on every kind of identity to survive. The spectator observes them closely.
Director: Martin Kers & Erik-Jan Maalderink
Choreography: Kristen van Issue
Performers: Oona Doherty, Sarah Lutz, Katharina Meves & Lucie Petrušová
Photography: Martin Kers
Editing by: Martin Kers & Erik-Jan Maalderink
Sound: Arthur van der Kuip
Production: Paul van Weert
Musician: Walter de Kok (violin)
Grip: Erik-Jan Maalderink
IRINA was screened in:
02.03.13 Première NL | CINEDANS FESTIVAL 2013 | EYE Film Institute | Amsterdam.
17.06.14 Action Christine, Cine-Danse-Les films de danse aux Pays-Bays, Parijs (FR)
13.08.14 The Body Building, Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
14.08.14 The Body Building, Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
16.08.14 The Body Building, Boulevard, `s-Hertogenbosch
01.11.14 EKKO, Utrecht
18.10.14 – 26.10.14 Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
april ’15 RAK – Willem II Fabriek, ’s-Hertogenbosch
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
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.
COMING SOON: INTERVIEW TO MARTIN KERS SPEAKING ABOUT HIS CREATIVE EXPERIENCE.
(Subtitles in process.)