Echo the Now
Echo the Now is a movie in progress where the border between the cultivated lie and the primitive truth is being explored. In the dialogue with the other, the artist allows herself a wide range of freedom of expression, transforming herself into a variety of figures, men and women, erasing cultural prejudices.
Echo the Now is a feature film that captures the performances of Anet van de Elzen. Performances that were created in the past while in dialogue with the audience are re-enacted in front of the camera, taking you on a seventy minute journey discovering images, sound and poetry.
The only real echo of a performance is a story told by a witness. One cannot go back in time. Last year Anet started a pilot project to investigate the possibility of transmitting her performances onto film. This allowed her the experience of a new medium to communicate her images to a larger audience.
The performances are now made at new location, the works being recreated in the solitude of old forts, the dunes of Texel, or the oldest church in Amsterdam.
During the process of making the pilot, filming and editing of ten performances, an awareness arose of the connection between the actions, and a storyline started to emerge. The experience of the making of the pilot is the base on which to build the feature movie.
16 mm film
While the pilot was made with digital cameras, the feature movie will be made on a 16mm film. Through this we aim at a concentration of the sensory experience, transmitting the physicality of the materials being used in the performances, the texture of the costumes and the intense colours of sky and paint.
Producer Karel Doing, Studio één from London/ Rotterdam | Director: Anet van de Elzen | Production assistent: Milda Navickyte | Editor: Maaki Nurmeots | Poet: Kreek Daey Ouwens | Photography: Nils Kenninck | Camera and sound to be confirmed
* The pilot was supported by the AFK, Amsterdam Fund of the Arts and shot by Aliona van der Horst, Myrthe Mosterman and Claire Pijman. Sound was done by Fokke van Saane.
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Alles wat je wilt weten over deze kickstarter pagina: http://www.anetvandeelzen.com/media/files/uitleg_kick_nl.pdf
Everything you want to know about this kickstarter page: http://www.anetvandeelzen.com/media/files/explain_echo_kickstarter_project.pdf
Risks and challenges
The concept and the crew is ready to create "Echo the Now".
We already made the pliot. Now our challenge is to collect the kickstarter budget in order to make the film.
- (30 days)