Wednesday, August 26, 2009
henning plays "our house" as the audience wanders towards our house
jasmine, henning, and the audience watch the video version of jasmine projected on the wall
the audience watch jasmine's film on the ceiling; allison's eye watches the room in her piece
the gathering after the showings are through
Thursday, August 13, 2009
far left: the audience watches in the dark bike closet the video on the roof that jasmine filmed
left: me taking a moment in allison's piece
below: allison performs her choreography in a piece linked to the one pictured on the left
left: from within the small closet, jasmine's hand peeks out into the crowded room
below: me in allison's piece
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I'm having a cup of pickwick's green tee. A beverage my friends would consider rather rare to find silently boiling in front of me. I'm a coffee addict. Something my doctor keeps complaining about and my former director would have called 'a good boy'. Trying to be healthy, that is. With so many dancers around me being all flexible, in shape, eating healthy and sh... (should work on my language – sorry). This weekend will acquire a lot of work, effort and awakeness to accomplish our goal of shooting Jasmine's movie, putting the furniture into Merryn's closet (which would be Jasmine), putting the final finesse in Allison's piece and getting my untrained, out of shape old bum up on the roof. Caffeine needed, for sure! So green tea seemed to be the right choice.
We don't need to worry, though, 'cause today Jolanda brought over a cricket. I assume it is a lucky one, even though I did not run across the highway holding the cricket to prove my assumption. That wouldn't have proven much, anyways, concerning the dutch acceleration temperament. Still, it's a lucky one, although it has a temper. It is … complaining ... much. Standing on the cupboard, doing knee bends, stretching it's head up high, shouting … one gets the impression it must be of Canadian decent.
Just now, three shoes were thrown in my general direction. Canadians^^! Sis is eksaktly se riesson wai ai schuud noot wörk in ä kommuunitii in wwitsch ai äm ä minorätii. Just kidding. The girls are lovely, working hard and highly understanding ... me being an artistically uneducated, second language speaking, not used to creating beautiful art all day, German-man in Delft. But I think I need to get going, 'cause the girls seem to be indecisive whether or not they should put me in a not big enough box. If I want to have a say in this, as well, I should maybe be part of the deciding process. So, fare thee well, eat drink and be merry(n)!
Friday, August 7, 2009
"I am so pleased to have followed this project and to feel connected to the process. I have eagerly been awaiting this final post and look forward to seeing the pictures and the video clip.
I can only imagine the scene with musician hanging out a window, projected images and people cramped in small places. I am sorry you were unable to film Jasmine in the closet segment but look forward to whatever gets put together. It reminds me of the Dance Fest in Rotterdam, as any site specific work, it is temporary fleeting, in the moment, unique never again to be repeated exactly; especially when the audience's presence shapes and alters the context so much. Congratulations to all and rest well. With Gratitude,