Who’s Afraid of Red,
Green and Blue
16mm short films by Esther Urlus (+ Q&A)
NL Esther Urlus is een Rotterdamse kunstenaar die werkt met verschillende filmformaten, zoals Super8, 16mm en 35mm. Haar werk resulteert in films, performances en installaties en komt altijd voort uit DIY-methoden. Knedend aan het materiaal, door vallen, opstaan en (her)uitvinden creëert ze nieuw werk. De meesten van haar films staan in het teken van uitbundig kleurgebruik en zijn stuk voor stuk diepe duiken in een specifiek onderwerp of sfeer. De films worden volledig op 16mm vertoond en na het programma volgt een Q&A met Esther Urlus.
EN Esther Urlus is a Rotterdam-based artist working with motion picture film formats Super8, 16mm and 35mm. Resulting in films, performances and installations, her works always arise from DIY methods. Kneading the material, by trial, error and (re) inventing, she creates new work. Most of her films dwell on the exuberant use of colour, being, each of the films, a deep dive into a specific subject matter or atmosphere. The films will be screened entirely on 16mm and a Q&A with Esther Urlus will follow the program.
Donderdag 20 oktober, 20:30
Who’s Afraid of Red, Green and Blue – 16mm short films by Esther Urlus (+ Q&A)
Esther Urlus | 2017 | NL | 12' | 16mm | optical sound
EN Does your view of an image change when you know something horrific or disturbing took place in it? Even though you may not see (or recognize) anything? Is this “not seeing” essential to boost the imagination?
Studie voor een Veldslag
Esther Urlus | 2019 | NL | 6' | 16mm | optical sound
EN Studie voor een Veldslag is inspired by the late medieval sketches of falling horses, especially from Pisanello. In thin lines on yellowed paper you can see the soft contours of falling and fallen horses. They look pretty funny, and also peaceful, in their awkward poses. But it is clear from the caption that these are studies of horses' falling on the battlefield, sketches intended to be elaborated into war spectacle pieces.
Konrad & Kurfurst
Esther Urlus | 2014 | NL | 7' | 16mm | optical sound
EN A fictional re-enactment of a 5 minutes happening that took place during the Olympic games in Berlin 1936. Made on home brew emulsion and colour toned with the helping hand of technical publications from early cinema and photographic experiments.
Esther Urlus | 2012 | NL | 7' | 16mm | optical sound
EN Dense, addictive, multi-pass, colour printing with trees shorn of their leaves transformed into thirty six layer deep technicolour. Deep Red is an investigation into additive colour mixing on film. Handmade by a DIY silkscreen printing technique.
Esther Urlus | 2013 | NL | 5' | 16mm | optical sound
EN Rode Molen (Red Mill) is a research into motion picture printing techniques. Starting point and inspiration for the film are the mill paintings of Piet Mondriaan, especially Rode Molen. In the film color is created by multiple exposures through different masks during printing. Depending what developing process is used the colors mix in two ways: additive or subtractive.
Esther Urlus | 2016 | NL | 8' | 16mm | optical sound
EN Elli consists of a seascape shot from the spot that marks the start of World War II in Greece. However, it is also a follow-up to Urlus’ inquisitive interest in colour mixing in film. In this case, the optical mixing created by various flicker effects.
Esther Urlus | 2008 | NL | 6' | 16mm | optical sound
EN An attack of imagined nostalgia for childhood. The applied do-it-yourself bas-relief print technique ensures a coloured image.