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.

Video installation / sculpture out of recycled materials

Viewed from above: a sculpture / video installation made from recycled materials on Jan 31st in Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

Viewed from above: a sculpture / video installation made from recycled materials
on Jan 31st in Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

Sen and Sonja were in New Plymouth, Aotearoa / New Zealand, to participate in the 4th SCANZ residency at WITT (The Western Institute of Technology Taranaki). Their project was to create a sculptural form for the 5 video work “Kāinga a roto” using recycled materials as much as could be possible. Thanks to use of Ans’ camper we were able to transport the leftover recycled wood from our Rotorua project. The wood for the arches was recycled from the Govett-Brewster Gallery undergoing renovations, and most of the cardboard came from a construction site.

Thanks to the help of many and the use of the WITT workshop, it was finished in time for the opening on Feb 2nd, in Puke Ariki (the Taranaki museum of natural history + ethnology) in New Plymouth.
More about this work as well as images of the finished work is here >>
 

Events @ RAVE by Sen + Sonja – January 2013

Still from The Moving Heart by Sen and Sonja, 2010

Still from The Moving Heart
Te Ngākau Nekeneke
3 min. 34 second video, 2010
by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn
Music: Whānau Mārama
by Toroa Pohatu
Aotearoa | New Zealand

All events are in at RAVE, 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua

Art is Worship
Sunday: 6 Jan, 2013, 10 – 11 a.m.
a meditation of visuals (of mainly our own work) + sound + music for one hour in Wolhmann House (back entrance to RAVE). Followed by refreshments.

9 Jan, 7:30 p.m. “Videos, Installations and Sculpture
Sonja van Kerkhoff gives a show and tell of some recent art projects in Europe + the U.S. Potluck BBQ + dinner from 6 onwards. http://www.sonjavank.com

12 Jan, 1 p.m. “Learn how to make a website in wordpress or how to make a Facebook group” – Bring your own laptop or take notes on paper.

13 Jan, 1 p.m. “Caravan from Istanbul” – performance by Sonja van Kerkhoff with her origami herd. More about the Caravan is here
The monthly Hot Lakes Craft Fair is also on at RAVE Jan. 13th, from 10 to 2 p.m.
Sen and Sonja will present sculpture, installations and videos, in and around studio 2.

More events from 13 Jan onwards will be announced on this page.

Convergence/Divergence – extended to 2 Feb 2013

Still from the video, The Moving Heart

Still from the video, The Moving Heart
by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2010.


CONVERGENCE // DIVERGENCE
– perspectives on the theme of water and its global and local roles.

Los Medanos College Art Gallery
2700 E. Leland Blvd, Pittsburg, CA 94565, U.S.A,

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30-2:30 & 4-6pm
Reception: November 15th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The exhibition, a collaboration between Los Medanos College Art Gallery and WEAD,
curated by noted intermedia artist Suzon Fuks, co-founder of WATERWHEEL,
“a collaborative online venue for artists, scientist, activist, and all water lovers,”
brings together contributions of more than 30 artists from around the world, working in a variety of media – installation, video, and performance arts dealing with the theme. A world-wide roundtable symposium via Skype and WATERWHEEL will feature many of the participants on
December 8th, 10 am – 1 pm, Pacific Standard Time.

Still from The Moving Heart by Sen and Sonja, 2010

Still from The Moving Heart
Te Ngākau Nekeneke
3 min. 34 second video, 2010
by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn
Music: Whānau Mārama
by Toroa Pohatu
Aotearoa | New Zealand

1- Suzon Fuks: “Waterwheel” – TAP
2- Lauren Elder – area: “Grey water and working with the Los Medanos Eco-science class”
3- Deanna Pindell area: “Water issues” in Oregon – TAP
4- Enid Baxter: “Not Just a Pretty Picture, The Synergy between Art and Science” (TAP)
5- Christina Bertea: Sturgeon story
6- Artists known as…women: LA – TAP
7- Sonja van Kerkhoff: “Water Taking Form”
8- Suzanne Girot: “Russian River”

The choice of Los Medanos College is not accidental; the college is the only institute of higher education in the delta area where the San Joachin and Sacramento rivers merge before entering San Pablo and San Francisco Bays. The challenges and sensitivity of the eco-systems in the region is one reason for Los Medanos’ extensive Environmental Studies curriculum. In addition to its Art Gallery, the campus features a native plant preserve and a centralized water re-use pond. The Waterwheel blog >>   About this show >>

THE ARTISTS
Catherine Higham (Australia), Ioanida Costache, Arsenije Jovanovic (Croatia), Allison Leigh Holt (USA), Krisanne Baker (Maine Ecological Artist, USA), Jessica Plumb, Jane Ingram Allen (USA), Ellen Lake, Hanae Utamura (Japan), Nathalie Fougeras (Sweden), Jürgen Trautwein (Germany/USA), Wendy Woodson, Sara Gevurtz, Susan Steinman, Clare Tallon Ruen (USA), Michele Guieu (CA,USA), Marjukka Korhonen + Raimo Uunila (Finland), Nicole Antebi, Mitch Sweickert & students, Roy F. Staab (USA), Artists Formerly Known as Women, Carlotta Brunetti (Germany), Mary B. White, Elizabeth Sher, Eric Olson & students, Nicole Antebi (CA, USA), Ruth Wallen (USA), Christina Bertea, Sonja van Kerkhoff, Sen McGlinn + Toroa Pohatu (Aotearoa/New Zealand/the Netherlands)