22.7.16

Upon A Whisper's Note



The video can be seen entirely on Vimeo

During a two week residency period in Tirano I've been able to shoot a short movie in the Palazzo Merrizi, a century old family house. While experiencing the house I was caught by the energy and history of the house and images of the old dutch masters came to mind. Vermeer, Ter Borch amongst other were inspiration to work on a short movie, to celebrate the location and some of the family history of the Merizzi's.

The idea was to bring the interior, that spans over three centuries, up to date with a open/light contemporary storyline, that introduces us to some of the rooms in the house. Restrictions on what to shoot of the interior because of safety issues limited the photography. The score by John Cage 'In a Landscape' (1948) set the right tone. 

The interior as a reflection of the soul, the sensation of voyeurism and the classical 'letter' as a element of suspense all come back in the storyline that is not trying to conclude anything.  



'Upon A Whisper's Note'  2016 (video still,  duration 8'38)

'Upon A Whisper's Note'  2016 (video still,  duration 8'38)

'Upon A Whisper's Note'  2016 (video still,  duration 8'38)


'Upon A Whisper's Note'  2016 (video still,  duration 8'38)

'Upon A Whisper's Note'  2016 (video still,  duration 8'38)



The Map And The Territory

'The Map And The Territory'     2016 (140 x 212 x 325 cm  wood, paint, polystyrene, plaster 

'The Map And The Territory'     2016 (140 x 212 x 325 cm  wood, paint, polystyrene, plaster

'The Map And The Territory'     2016 (140 x 212 x 325 cm  wood, paint, polystyrene, plaster

'The Map And The Territory'     2016 (140 x 212 x 325 cm  wood, paint, polystyrene, plaster

'The Map And The Territory'     2016 (140 x 212 x 325 cm  wood, paint, polystyrene, plaster
'The Map And The Territory'     2016 (140 x 212 x 325 cm  wood, paint, polystyrene, plaster




4.6.16

The Architect

'The Architect',  2016  (45 x 25 cm,  oil on canvas, aluminium)

16.5.16

Now The Morning Was Late May

'Now The Morning Was Late May #1',  2016  (30 x 20cm,  oil / paper / spray paint on canvas) 

'Now The Morning Was Late May #2',  2016  (30 x 20cm,  oil on canvas) 

25.3.16

Restoration Of The Egoist

'Restoration Of The Egoist'  2016  (34 x 23,5 cm, oil on canvas)

13.3.16

Bonne Nuit, Monsieur Courbet

'Bonne Nuit, Monsieur Courbet',  2016 (60 x 30 cm  Emergency blanket, Aquarelle) + Aquarelle Detail 

20.2.16

Exercise In Perspective #6

'Exercise In Perspective #6', 2016 (70x54 cm,  paper collage)