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.

Green, 2019, in production
La Pensée Sauvage, unfinished, music by Tama McGlinn with soundscape

An unfinished symphony, 2019, 2 min video, music by Schubert + Semay Wu.
In space no one can hear you, 2019, 1 min video, music by Luke Hurley.

Once our world had edges, 2017, 3 min video, music by Gareth Schott's sink\sink band.
19 Gay Men and The Throne of God, 2017, 5 min video, with music and a soundscape.
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

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

Town Dog, 2007, 4 min video with a soundscape.

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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