Ahmet Polat, Fotograaf des Vaderlands on the exhibition Mind your step by Pierre Derks:
“These moving photos are an example of the direction photography is taking.”
From Saturday the 20th of June 2015 till August 22 my latest video project ‘Mind your step’ will be on show at LhGWR. Ahmet Polat, the ‘Fotograaf des Vaderlands’ will inaugurate the exhibition.
On Saturday the 18th of April 2015 opens ‘6 (Six years of LhGWR)’ with works by Alexandra Crouwers – Christian Kryl – Daan Paans – Karianne Bueno – Krista van der Niet – Lana Mesic – Marleen Sleeuwits – Nadine Stijns – Rob Wetzer – Sarah Carlier – Sjoerd Knibbeler – Thomas Kuijpers and me, Pierre Derks. LhGWR celebrates with this group exhibition the sixth anniversary. At the ‘Feestelijke finissage’ on the 6th of June is the final composition of the changing exhibition being presented. Two of my video works of the ‘Screening Reality’ project will be screened.
photo: Thijs Boontjes
“This film series shows video art from seven Dutch emerging photographers. Discover the work of Kim Boske, Paulien Oltheten, Sarah Carlier, Koen Hauser, Misha de Ridder, Jacobine van Hellemond and Pierre Derks.”
Friday 27th September 2013 Unseen
video still from the video Screening Reality / Metro
The videos ‘Protest’ and ‘Metro’ from the Screening Reality series are on display at the huge screens of Unseen (Photo Fair Amsterdam) during La Biennale di Venezia.
“Spaced across the day in three different time slots, this unique digital infrastructure will show the work of Kim Boske, Paulien Oltheten, Sarah Carlier, Koen Hauser, Misha de Ridder, Jacobine van Hellemond, and Pierre Derks
between 8 – 10 AM, 1 – 2 PM and 8 – 10 PM each day from May 28th to June 7th 2013. Location: Riva Ca’ di Dio (near the Arsenale boat stop).”
(Re) watch Screening Reality / Protest on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/58872073
Made this preview of the live ip webcam installation as part of my Screening Reality exhibit @ LhGWR (opening sunday 27 January 2013)
video shows a non-final version of installation
video still from the Screening Reality video series, 2013
The Screening Reality project is a visual research on the increasing degree to which ‘live’ reality must compete with its representation: a ‘screen’ reality. As we more and more look at the world through the screen of a smartphone, a tablet or through Augmented Reality glasses, the preset window to the world (like television) quietly seems to disappear.
In Screening Reality I’ve blended the screen reality with the live reality in both video and real life. Through subtle interventions in public space, I created an analog reaction to our information society. The interactive installation in the project presents the live streams of unsecured IP cameras, merged with television-style elements like a news ticker. Carefully determined live twitter search results, function as the subtitle of these streams.
The project will be presented at LhGWR, The Hague from January 27 until February 24, 2013.
More info on the gallery’s website: www.grotewittereus.nl