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.

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“Prayer Wheels” in Leiden outdoor bicycle art route

"Prayer Wheels" (Gebeds twee-wieler) by Carmen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff for the "Velo-Signatuur" Leiden art bicycle route

“Prayer Wheels” (Gebeds twee-wieler) by Carmen McGlinn and
Sonja van Kerkhoff for the “Velo-Signatuur” Leiden art bicycle route

Detail: "Prayer Wheels" (Gebeds twee-wieler) by Carmen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff showing three of the prayers

Detail: “Prayer Wheels” (Gebeds twee-wieler) by Carmen McGlinn and
Sonja van Kerkhoff showing three of the prayers. Prayers from Christian, Baha’i, Buddhist, Islamic and Hindu traditions in Dutch, English, Greek or Māori can be read on the cloth ‘banners.’

Prayer Wheels - Gebeds twee-wieler by Carmen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff

Prayer Wheels – Gebeds twee-wieler by Carmen McGlinn +
Sonja van Kerkhoff at Lammerschans, south of the inner city.

“Prayer Wheels”

(Gebeds twee-wieler)

by Carmen and Sonja

for the

“Velo-Signatuur”

Leiden art bicycle route

18 May – 9 June 2013

This bicycle needed new tyres and so inspired by the use of wood on bicycles during World War Two due to a shortage of rubber, we recycled short pieces of wood. These wooden blocks have two functions. They force you to ‘cycle’ slowly and they make a sound.

The cotton ‘sails’ inserted into the wheels and, bearing prayers from diverse religious traditions are written in various languages.

The clapping sounds made as the wheels turn sound like a cross between a horse trot and Tibetan prayer wheels. To use this bicycle, you walk with it, slowly, as a meditation, until the rhythm of tapping wood and slow spinning of prayers, takes you into another realm.

Soon a map will be available indicating where these 28 bicycles are located
around the inner city of Leiden. Meer over dit project>>

Our bicycle will be located outside Galerie de Pieter, Breestraat 46, Leiden. (see google maps)

Kunst (en andere) strips – 20 april t/m 26 mei 2013

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon) I know that you love me, and I love you too (mother and son). Laserprint transparencies, 2013

First Twitters. twelve waterproof paper shapes, a branch, lighting and a text by Sen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff

First Twitters, 12 watervast papier vormen, een tak uit Maastricht, belichting en tekst
van Sen McGlinn en Sonja van Kerkhoff

Alles en wat in aanleiding van de ‘strip.’ Letterlijk, figuratief en conceptueel.
“Hoewel het nog te vroeg is om dat te kunnen zeggen is volgens sommigen de strip de kunstvorm van deze eeuw. Hoe het ook zij, strips, zelf opgegroeid met beeldende kunst, zijn nu volwassen, strips zijn zelf kunst geworden.
In ‘Kunst en (andere) strips’ worden strips geëxposeerd samen met (andere) kunst waar op de een of andere manier aan te zien is dat ‘striptaal’ zich niet meer beperkt tot strips.
Ongeveer zoals de strip gebruik maakt van (andere) kunst.”

OPENING: 19 april, 20 uur, Galerie de Pieter (www.galeriedepieter.nl)

Breestraat 46 (google maps)
2311 CS Leiden
Openingstijden: za-zo van 13.00 tot 17.00 uur.

Detail of First Twitters, by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2013

Detail of First Twitters, by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2013


deelnemers: Loes van Dorp, Angelique van Grootel, Albo Helm, Rob Visje, Pieter van Tongeren, Ben Overdevest, Arjenne Fakkel, Ben van Kempen, Danielle Celie, Ondine de Kroon, Barthel Brussee, Cornelis Prick, Lotte Klaver, Tim Juffermans, Jaap van Dorp, Marie-José van der Klugt, Michel van Dam, Boudewijn Schrijver, Astrid Moors, Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn.

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon) I know that you love me, and I love you too (mother and son). Laserprint transparencies, 2013

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon)
Laserprint, 6 stukken, editie van 19, 2013, van Sen + Sonja. Te koop voor 50 euro per paar.

Meer over de negen werken (waarvan 3 zijn net klaar) wij hebben in dit expositie komt, in een Engelstalig blog.

Photos of the “House of Worship” made in June 2012

House of Worship, Gallery de Pieter, Leiden, 4 August 2012. Toroa studies, Sen thinks, Koen improvises on clarinet.

House of Worship, Gallery de Pieter, Leiden, 4 August 2012. Toroa studies, Sen thinks, Koen improvises on clarinet.


Detail of a sculpture made in Leiden in June 2012.

Detail of sculpture in the OpenMakers Studio (a Leiden city Artist Studios Project),
2 July 2012.

Sen McGlinn’s project for the December 2012 – January 2013 RAVE (Rotorua Artist Village)

Sculpture for community spirit

A few photos of a sculpture made in nine parts out of recycled wood in June 2012 in the Netherlands just to give a rough idea.

The RAVE sculpture which will have its own look depending on the wood and the participants involved.

To the main page about the RAVE Rotorua Art project >>

We built this sculpture for two projects. The first was as part of the Leiden city artist studios “OpenMakers” project where artists work in old shop in the centre of the city allowing the public to come in see what they are doing.
For our three month residency this “House of Worship” was the third of our sculptural works. The first was a house-like sculpture “Room of Memories” for the “OpenLuchtHotel” festival which took place in 30 historic locations. Our location was in the courtyard area at the back of these studios which was adjacent to the Leiden Concert hall, the LVC a pop/rock music venue, and the 14th century Aalmarkt buildings. See pictures of what we made here >>

6 July 2012, during the opening, Sen and Toroa read for one hour as a performance. Others there noticed this, found some reading material and sat down to read as well.

6 July 2012 three readers seated in the House of Worship

6 July 2012 three readers seated in the House of Worship

6 July 2012, six seated in the House of Worship during the exhibition opening

6 July 2012, six seated in the House of Worship during the exhibition opening

6 July 2012, Sen reads

6 July 2012, Sen reads

So first we built this sculpture in the Leiden city “OpenMakers” studio and then it ended up in the “ZomerGasten” exhibition in the “De Pieter” gallery which is run by a collective of Leiden artists. The gallery is in an old 1950s post office. Our intent with the sculpture was not only to provide seating ‘inside’ the art and art that could be changed (each piece could be moved) but also to bring some ‘spirit’ into the work as well, so we organized a few events. During the opening there was an hour long performance by Sen and Toroa where both sat and read. Others at the opening noticed this and decided to do likewise and so first they hunted for reading material and then joined in to sit and read. Of course others asked them what they were doing and discussions inside this sculpture ensued.
Then some friends visiting the work said, “wouldn’t it be fun to play music in here” and so our first 2 hour jam session was on July 15th were we supplied a few instruments and others brought their own. We had so much fun that we repeated this on July 22nd and then again on August 4th and the 11th, each time with new people participating either spontaneously as visitors to the exhibition or via the Facebook announcements. Links on Youtube: 2 minute video from August 4th >>
5 minute video from July 15th >>