WANTED your story about your WW1 ancestor

Detail of a 1917 letter by my great grandfather  sent from France (the 2nd Wellington Batt.)  to a nephew injured 1916 and convalescing in the UK.  Inset: a photo of him a few years earlier  in New Zealand with the eldest of his five children.

Detail of a 1917 letter by my great grandfather
sent from France (the 2nd Wellington Batt.)
to a nephew injured 1916 and convalescing in the UK.
Inset: a photo of him a few years earlier
in New Zealand with the eldest of his five children.

for a video / art project by Sonja van Kerkhoff

I am interested in the stories others have had growing up three or four generations later and what impact this seems to have had on you or your family members.
From your own story, however brief it might be, I will make a video installation of impressions, of moments, of the personal, of peoples involved.

If you are an artist or musician or writer yourself, your work can be included in this project as is, for the exhibition if logistics are feasible.
The exhibition will be in New Zealand in late 2017 or in 2018 to start with.
You will be send documentation of this later. There are no costs to participate.
Deadline for a response: 1 November 2017

More info: https://impactofworldwar1.wordpress.com

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A multi-vision mediation – new installations

Multi-vision Mediation by Carmen + Sonja. Three screens showing the video "In the Lands of Knowledge" with branches from Chateau Bethlehem in Maastricht.

Multi-vision Mediation by Carmen + Sonja. Three screens showing the video “In the Lands of Knowledge” with branches from Chateau Bethlehem in Maastricht.

“A multi-vision meditation” is the working title for a new video installation by Carmen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff for the LIS-VHS-FE event.

Niek Hilkmann and Sandra Gnajtovic have made two new films using VHS and the evening will be a Leiden International Short -VHS- Festival Experience with a premiere of their new VHS films, plus a showing of Sonja’s VHS films made in the 1990’s and Carmen’s performance “Through the Window” which incorporates Hitchcock’s film “Rear Window” on VHS.

Still from "Transit in a green landscape" by Sen + Sonja with a detail of Sonja's work "Inland Soul at Sea"

Still from “Transit in a green landscape” by Sen + Sonja with a detail of Sonja’s work “Inland Soul at Sea”. Watch the 7 minute video on Youtube.


Elsewhere in the Aalmarkt Studio will be two site specific installations by Carmen and Sonja. One incorporating some of the Leiden International Short Festival Experience films and another which combines Sonja’s 2006 video “In The Lands of Knowledge” with branches recycled from the Land Art Maastricht event Sen and Sonja participated in May.

PROGRAMME

7 June, 2013
Aalmarkt 15B, Leiden

20-22:30

Carmen’s performance starts at 9 p.m.

Sonja’s videos and the site specific installations will run continuously from 8 p.m. onwards.