Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dancing Rabbits



Dancing rabbits

It was a lovely Sunday morning in July 2009 in the Poptahof Delft. When I had my first rabbits out on the open air.

Unfortunate the wind was blowing a little loud through Henning’s Goetzkes wonderful music. So the video sound is a little imperfect. I hope we will find a way to fix it, cause it was great.

Canadian dancers Jasmine Ellis and Merryn Krizinger performed 4 times with the bunnies.

It was a pity that a young boy was stopped by his older brother when he wanted to run into the scene.

Not visible are dance photographer Hope Davis from New York and theater manger Henk Kuipers from Delft Netherlands they took pictures. 

The wonderful music is from Henning Goetzke from Germany 

You can see their pictures on 

 www. flickr.com/photos/hope_davis and

www.flickr.com/photos/henk-kuipers

music Henning Goetzke http://www.myspace.com/duddlesdudelt

Merryn Kritzinger has a blog www.dydances.blogspot.com

sorry I tryed to make the links , but it didn't work so cut and paste

 

video

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rabbits telling stories/ the originals








rabbits telling stories

The original art-work

In 2004 I started the artwork Rabbits telling stories. A silkscreen concept about my memories and family history printed on rabbit forms.

Pictures and copies of all kind of things form the base of the silkscreen prints. 

After rabbits on the wall, I created some portable works. I mean art on the wall is nice but I like to play with my art and see what happens .......................

More about my work www.ateliervandommelen.nl


Saturday, September 19, 2009

art on the move /rabbit road movie





art on the move/ rabbit road movie
This project started quite a while ago.
Being an artist who also studied dramatic arts my search to create my own art-forms is my passion. 
With this project I started to research new ways to present and promote my works of art. Create an opportunity to collect a lot of personal experiences, views, photo and film material from different people on my work. And share the photo /film material, stories and experiences of people involved on different platforms.
I have chosen my rabbits work (rabbits telling stories), cause it is such a personal work based on my memories and family history, but also very visual. 
 I created some portable rabbits and asked people to carry them around.
the start
The whole process started to roll when I worked in Flatland, a project in Delft June/July 2009.There I met Canadian dancers Jasmine Ellis and Merryn Kritzinger.
They loved the concept and came up with the idea to make a dance performance with the rabbits.
Together we picked the prints from my screens and created 2 danceable rabbits. This performance was filmed and photographed by different people.
More people signed up or came with ideas to take the rabbit with them. And now the ball is rolling.
Chain reaction
A person hands over the rabbit to another person and so on. See if it is possible to start an Internet chain reaction project around the rabbits were people could share their photos and video’s of the artwork.
People interested can contact me to participate.
In the meantime the first pictures from the first chain that started in Montreal Canada are a fact.
This whole film en photo process will take place from the 5th of July 2009 till the end of summer 2010.
In the meanwhile we will develop ways to share this rabbit tour and experiment with as much people as possible.
This is the begin.
There is much more photo and film material, and a lot more to tell about the project.
This is just the start.