Moving Image - videos and animations

by Sonja van Kerkhoff + others

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I find the medium of the moving image a powerful means for not only experimentation for engagement on various levels but very enjoyable because of the added possibilities of motion (time) and sound. I use this medium to experiment with narrative and rhythm as well as making more documentary-oriented films. One of my first films "Wrapping for a Marginal Citizen" won a prize in the documentary category in a Dutch provincial film festival in 1995. However usually I make videos where the visuals, sounds and text (narrative) hopefully touch the viewer primarily as an aesthetic experience. Making videos has also been a way for me to combine music (by friends who are musicians) with my visual work. It has also been a way to explore process and presentation such as in "Ablutions" (1995) which is a recording of a performance, presented as a projection between 4 pillars. These days I regularly create video installations where video is incorporated into an architectural or sculptural setting.

The Yellows, 2015, 2 minute video. Music performed + arranged by M. Young

A guided meditation, 2014, 7 minute video + soundscape
Rubbish Blooms - the video, 2014, 7 minute video + soundscape
Love Story, 2014, 3 minute video by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2014 Music: "Box of Memories" Brenda Liddiard, New Zealand.
Die Liebe in den Zeiten der EU | Love in the age of the EU 2014. 1 minute animation incorporating a poem by Björn Kuhligk

Gangnam Style RAVE, 2013, video made with Sen McGlinn
Transit in a green landscape, 2012, made with Sen McGlinn, video / happening, Aotearoa | New Zealand
La Pensée Sauvage, unfinished, music by Tama McGlinn with soundscape

Kāinga a roto | Home within, 2010, suite of 5 videos made with Sen McGlinn
Kāinga a roto | Home within | Innerlijk tHuis, 2010, 5 video installation made with Sen McGlinn
The Tears of Rangi | Ngā Roimata o Rangi, 2010, 17 min video made with Sen McGlinn
The Moving Heart | Te Ngākau Nekeneke, 2010, 3 min video made with Sen McGlinn. Music: Toroa Pohatu.
The Dark Valley, 2010, 13 min video.
The Two Lands, 2010, 17 min video made with Sen McGlinn
360 clockwise around Europe, 2010, 3 min video. Music: Sandy Hoover + Kath Tait

Heart of the Land | Te Ngākau o te Whenua, 2009/10, 4 min video. Music: Tama McGlinn

Kitchen Pythagoras, 2008, video + music

In the Lands of Knowledge, 2006, voice + music

At the Edge, 2004, 3 minute or 1 minute versions, stereo sound.

Grains of Salt, 1999, six minute video, voice in English & Dutch + performers.

Ablutions, 1995 / 7, video projection onto a suspended cloth.     A 2004 one minute version

Interspaces, 1996, Two minute video, music + performers.
Crossing, 1996, Three minute video, music + performers.
Concerning the Excess, 1996, Nine minute video, voice (English) + performers.

Athena, 1994, 2 minute video, performer: Cajla de Bruijn, music: Evren Celimli.
Essences and Particularities, 1994, 6 minute video, music: Evren Celimli.
Wrapping for a marginal citizen, 1994, 13 minute video, voice in English, music + performers.
Savour the Experience, 1994, 6 minute video, voice in English + performer.

Learnt Steps, 1992, 2 minute video, performers: Natasha Rodenburg & Fiona de Bell.

Lessons in Relativity, 1991, 2 minute video

The Gift - Het Cadeau - Te Koha, 1992, 10 minute video

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