Interdisciplinary works have always been a natural path for me. As a young boy, I played the violin, took acting lessons at a youth theatre school, played in bands and began making my own absurd horror films.
Following my education at the theatre school in Maastricht, I began to focus more and more on opera productions and audiovisual concerts. Throughout time, collaborations developed and became bigger and concepts became more advanced.
Over time, I lost the intuitive side which was so present in me as a child. Being a perfectionist and having critical people around me resulted in overthinking all of my projects and actions. My thoughts and feelings were out of balance and I became a slave of my own concepts.
The Master’s program has been a journey to help find a method on how to play again. The Metaphor of Jazz helped me during this process.
In Jazz music, you work within a framework. In this set of rules, you begin to improvise. I began to question how to experience the process as a chord progression or melody between the chords; to open the imagination in the given structure.
Over the course of the past two years, I created these frameworks or circumstances to Jazz. To play within my given framework.
How can I and the people I work with find space within the frame and how will this alter the experience of a spectator? The aim is to create a circumstance resulting in the loss of self-consciousness, the rediscovery of a childlike intuitive response and to become a performative director.
On this website, you will read about my journey of the last two years. It contains the following chapters:
A reflection of my research told through an audiovisual experience.
The critical review is a labyrinth of moments throughout the last two years. It reflects on experiments and moments which were special for me. and the future.
The research publication reflects on the process towards the film TOUCH. We follow an internal monologue between Robin 1 (the thinker) and Robin 2 (the doer).
A rough cut from the film TOUCH without any music or sound design.
The password for all the videos is Master2019.
I would like to to thank the following people/organizations to make this research and experiments possible.
Hendrik Muller Fonds
Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude
Stichting Bekker-la Bastide Fonds
Character A - Maarten Heijnens
Character B - Fons Dhossche
Dancer 1 - Giorgio Lepelblad
Dancer 2 - Celine Moza
Dancer 3 - Antoine Coppi
Dancer 4 - Esther Murdock
Dancer 5 - Joshi Murdock
Cinematographer - Joris Bulstra
Art-director - Maze de Boer, Desiree Brands
Costumes - Martijn Kramp
Composer - Henry Vega
Sounddesign - Roel Wildenburg
Choreographer - Alessio Reedijk
Visagie - Alina Stefan
Assistentvisagie - Jolien de Doelder, Yasmin Bakker
Special props - Rolf te Booij
Productie - Andrea van Bussel, Kristina Daurova, Lotte van der Stap
Gaffer - Koen van Bergen
Light assistent - Merlijn Willemsen
Focus puller - Kasper Stegeman, Indy Hamit
Grip - Auke Verhoeff
De School van Mieke Petiet
Eliane Esther Bots
Eric Hans van Wingerden
Eva Jansen Manenschijn
Frank van Vliet
Frerik de Jong
Helena van der Meulen
Irene von Weiler
Koos van der Vaart
Loes van der Pligt
Marleine van der Werf
Oscar van Doorn
Petra de Haan
Victorine van Alphen
Wineke van Muiswinkel