KhKC #64 met Eliane Esther Bots


English below Onze speciale gast is mediakunstenaar en filmmaker ELIANE ESTHER BOTS (1986). Ze presenteert een aantal korte films en laat iets zien van werk in wording. “… anderen ontmoeten, naar hun verhalen luistere, delen in de reis van hun voorstellingsvermogen, … pogen de ander en daarmee onszelf te begrijpen, is voor mij de kern van filmmaken.” Bezig met dit programma begreep ik haar installatie DE VISIONAIR (2013) gemist te hebben. Ze onderzoekt daar de kijkervaring van blinde filmbezoekers. Stel je voor wat ze voor ons zienden in petto heeft. ELIANE werkt in film and kunst. Ze doceert ‘moving image’ aan de HKU, is betrokken bij het Haagse kunstinitiatief Satellietgroep en is programmeur het Nijmeegse Go-SHORT filmfestival. Haar films worden wereldwijd vertoond. Programma: zie onderaan. Our special guest is visual artist and filmmaker ELIANE ESTHER BOTS (1986). She will present a couple of her shorts and let us in on her new filmprojects. “ … meeting others, listening to their stories, sharing their journeys of imagination, …the attempt to understand the other and through this, ourselves, is at the core of what filmmaking is for me.” Preparing our programm I realised I had missed out on her sound installation THE VISIONARY (2013) in which she researched the cinema experience of blind people. So imagine what is in store for us the seeing. ELIANE is well connected in cinema and art, teaching ‘moving image’ at Utrecht art school HKU, partnering with The Hage based art collective Satellietgroep, and programming for the Nijmegen Go-SHORT filmfestival. Her installations and films are shown worldwide. Programm KhKC #64: CONVERSATIONS (21’, 2015) A personal family archive is shown. Grandmother, mother and aunt comment on family objects, the emphasis shifting from object to the emotions attached. WE CAN’T COME FROM NOTHING (31’, 2016) How to deal with family history when every trace is lost or if is kept secret? The viewer meets seven characters who share their individual and personal story, together they show how history results in a diversity of narratives and experiences. Producer: POLIN Museum Warsaw THE BRICK HOUSE (16’, 2016) Filmmaker Eliane Esther Bots came across Sapa in a catalog of film extras. After their first meeting, Bots decided to explore the encounter as a method of filmmaking. She invited Sapa to choose a friend as his interlocutor. Extensive conversations, acting exercises, improvisations, and spending Sundays together resulted in this short (from BERLINALE 2017 catalogue). Film-o-graphy Gulo (2011, short), The Captain and the Boy (2012, short), The Dome & The Cone of Silence (2012, short), The Visionary (2013, installation), The Keeper (2014, short), Conversations (2014, short), We Can’t Come From Nothing (2014, short), The Brick House (2016, short).

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