ZOOMWORLD live at Bimhuis

Performance by Michel Banabila, Radboud Mens and Marco Douma for Steim Summer Party event on 24 june 2015 at Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Michel Banabila: electronics

Radboud Mens: electronics

Marco Douma: video

Waalsekerk by Pierdrie online

The final edit of the project Waalsekerk by Pierdrie is also online te be viewed. The project by Rutger Zuydervelt, Roel Meelkop and Marco Douma consisted of a series of performances at De Waalse kerk situated in the centre of Rotterdam. The artists created a site specific piece of work based on the church itself

Pierdrie video online

The first Pierdrie video can now be viewed online: www.pierdrie.org Pierdrie is the first project created by Rutger Zuydervelt, Roel Meelkop and Marco Douma in 2012. Pierdrie has been shown as a multimedia installation at Hommes Gallery, Rotterdam and also as performance at IFFR, Rotterdam filmfestival and other locations.

Ljerke

Musicians from Friesland are Sytze Pruiksma, Jan Kleefstra, Romke Kleefstra, complemented by visual artist and filmmaker Marco Douma. They work with the Norwegian sound artist, producer and musician Alexander Rishaug Artist Page, bassist Michael Francis Duch, trumpeter Hilde Marie Holsen and the Icelandic, but live-based video artist Haraldur Karlsson in Oslo.

Pierdrie: Waalsekerk

Waalsekerk is a project developed for the Festival ‘Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier’ 2015 in the Waalse kerk. The Waalse kerk is a unique national monument in the center of Rotterdam. The church was built in 1923-1925 in a traditionalist style. The simple church building, a basilica with long sideburns and a wooden hood construction, is built above a natural stone plinth entirely in dark red brick with some gemstones, carvings and sculptures in natural stone, covered with a slate of saddle roof, with two small roof tiles with overlapping saddle roofs on both sides.

During the festival ‘Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier’, 12 and 13 September 2015, Pierdrie gave six performances in the Waalse kerk. This time the special location itself where the performances took place formed the inspiration. Douma, Meelkop and Zuydervelt investigated the place in the weeks prior to this weekend and made film and sound recordings.

Images and sounds from outside the church were brought into it, to enter into a subtle interplay with enhanced hidden sounds of the building itself. As if the audience literally crawls into the soul of the building and its surroundings and becomes one with it. A moment of enchantment and contemplation within the busy festival romance and urban hectic. Multimedia improvisation as identification.

www.pierdrie.org

Muurv at Taribush Kuna festival

First Ljerke video will be shown at the Taribush Kuna 2017. From 27 – 30 july in Dwingeloo.

The video zooms into the Frisian landscape to lead together with the music to an intense experience. Within the collaboration between artists and musicians, the changing biodiversity in the landscape is the central theme.

MDME#47

Observations was a gallery show at Hommes, Rotterdam. For this show I created the audio visual work MDME#47. The show ran from 2 february – 10 march 2013. Erwin Keustermans ialso showed his work.

Kiel

Kiel is an audiovisual installation created with Roel Meelkop for Kunstplaats 2013 at Hoek van Holland. This site specific work was made in a second worldwar bunker thas was buildby the german army. The subtitle is The Oppressive Freedom.

Images: Marco Douma

Sound: Roel Meelkop

Secret Garden

Secret Gardens is a project with sound artist and musician Roel Meelkop. The project started with moving images on which Roel anticipated with a composition. It took Roel more than a year to finish this ‘tour de force’ piece of one hour. After finishing the track I edited the video again by finetuning it. The cd has been published in november 2012 on OtO. But here you can watch the whole video. Take your time…