Supported by Stichting Amarte Fonds

BABEL In devellopment

Every large city is like a modern tower of Babel. This work is an investigation into that polyglot crowd. Language is a window onto reality, but is the boundary of a phrase, the boundary of my world?

Thematic starting point for this work is the Tower of Babel. In the original story about the celestial tower, multilingualism is seen as a punishment for our arrogance, it brands the richness of language as a form of penance. But what if you turn the story around? What if the construction of the tower began in linguistic confusion? What if the tower brought people together?

Supported by DirectorsNL VEVAM Fonds

In devellopment: a personal documentary about a 40 year old cassette tape with a peculiar message from the past.

Cleaning his father’s house, Prosper comes across a box with paper horoscopes and cassette tapes. On one of these tapes his hears the voice of his father. His dad is talking to a famous astrologer, he seeks advice. He doesn’t know what to do with his son. The 11 year old Prosper doesn’t listen, he is sloppy and still wets his bed.

The astrologer is not surprised at all; the problems at hand are completely explainable from the boy’s horoscope. According to him Prosper is a typical modern birth, he is a human being who does not tolerate his own soul. In times of tension, people are born with tension-rich horoscopes.