1. JASPER DE BEIJER AT GALERIE RON MANDOS (SOLO)

     

    Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to present:

    The Brazilian Suitcase

    from the 18th of March until the 22nd of April 2017

     

    About the Brazilian Suitcase:

    Based on numerous reports of explorers, anthropologists and documentary filmmakers, De Beijer describes three imaginary expeditions that would have occurred in 1926, 1979 and 2016.

     

    The artist uses photographs and videos shot during his trip to the Amazon forest in 2016, combined with objects he made in his studio, computer-generated images, and archival footage of real expeditions. In a timespan of 90 years, he shows three encounters between Western explorers and the native residents of the jungle. Both groups project their fears and desires on to the other group, feeding the myth that they have carefully constructed about each other. In their endless quest for the mystery of a lost civilisation, the expedition members leave their own blueprint of traces in the forest; every object, story, ritual or habit that they imported from the Western world becomes assimilated in the tribe’s mythology. The cultural mutation that takes shape becomes a distorted echo of Western culture.

     

    With The Brazilian Suitcase de Beijer explains an endlessly repeating mechanism which exposes a situation where it is impossible to escape one’s own point of view. Perception itself and the need to look beyond that creates a blind spot for all involved. Although the elements, situations and actors may vary, the destiny of all those involved is inevitable from the very beginning. 

     

  2. Galerie Ron Mandos at Art Rotterdam

     

     

    Jasper de Beijer – The Brazilian Suitcase

     

    Sebastiaan Bremer, Mohau Modisakeng, Geert Mul, Ron van der Ende, Jasper de Beijer, Troika
    Van Nellefabriek, Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam
    09.02.201712.02.2017

    GALERIE RON MANDOS | Booth 31 

    About the Brazilian Suitcase:

     

    The Brazilian Suitcase is an imaginary travel report of three different expeditions (1926, 1979 and 2016) to the heart of the Amazon forest, in search of a lost civilization at the lake of El Dorado. The narrative of the expeditions is based on numerous real accounts of explorers, anthropologists and documentary makers, where De Beijer uses a combination of footage shot by himself in the rainforest, objects built in his studio, computer generated images and archive material. In the timespan of 90 years we witness 3 different moments where an encounter takes place between the expedition members and the local tribe at their destination. Both groups project their fears and desires onto the other group, feeding the myth that they have carefully constructed about each other. In their endless search for the mystery of a lost civilization, the expedition members have left their own blueprint of traces in the forest; every object, story, ritual or habit that they imported from the western world becomes assimilated in the tribe’s mythology – the cultural mutation that takes shape becomes a distorted echo of our own culture. Two different strains of thought move alongside each other; the tribe’s desire to see the jungle through a birds eye view triggers their fascination for airplanes, giving the expedition members mythical powers. On the other hand, the mystical relation between the tribe and the lost civilization of their ancestors makes the expedition members dig deeper for the traces of this lost culture and its riches. The endless repetition of this continuous mechanism creates a situation where it is impossible to escape one’s point of view. Perception itself and the need to look beyond it creates a blind spot for all people involved. Although the elements, situations and actors may vary, the destiny of all involved is inevitable from the beginning.

    About Art Rotterdam:

     

    The 18th edition of Art Rotterdam will once again immerse you for four days into the newest developments in contemporary art. Its focus on young art, its variety of the different sections, the connection with the city Rotterdam and the historic location have given Art Rotterdam its unique identity. For an increasing number of art lovers, Art Rotterdam is the attractive alternative within the international field of art fairs and attracts more visitors, both domestic and international, every year.

    I hope you will be inspired by what the artists have to offer during this edition and that you will enjoy all there is to see and experience at and around Art Rotterdam

     

    Fons Hof
    Director Art Rotterdam

  3. JASPER DE BEIJER AT KLIK! AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL

     

     

     

     

    KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is six days jam-packed with animation awesomeness. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an animation fanboy/girl, animation professional, student, or designer.

    Brace yourself for a dazzling showcase of the world’s best animated shorts and features, matched with fine presentations, workshops and zany parties. Immerse yourself in absolute animation frenzy and take part in this warm celebration of all that is animation.

     

     

    About Lowland (Laagland):

     

    Energy company Eneco approached the artist Jasper de Beijer (1973, Amsterdam) to produce an artwork especially for the company’s new main office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The artist designed and developed three animation movies where the focus lies on the Dutch landscape.
    For this project de Beijer has been focusing on the landscape drawings, etchings and engravings from Dutch masters like Hercules Seghers, Jacob van Ruisdael, Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh.
    Their vision and interpretation of the Dutch landscape has been the starting point for developing his own vision  on the landscape through the ages; untouched and dynamic at the same time.
    The artist has taken fragments of the works of these masters and translated these elements in a 3 dimensional surrounding; the result is that the world of these old masters comes to life in a virtual 3D environment, where pieces of drawings, etchings and engravings alternately play a role in a virtual trip through the landscape, from 3 different points of view we see the surroundings change, the time elapse, the style and artistic views interchange.
    A journey through a landscape where everything changes, but remains the same.

    3 animations of each 7 minutes: views from a river, a hill and a path.’

     

     

    KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2016: 25-30 OCTOBER at EYE Amsterdam

     

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