Winter Wende was originally a traditional pagan festival of light. It was a celebration of the days gradually became longer and the sun stronger. The midwinter festival was the feast of a farewell and a new beginning; of death and fertility.
In the video work WinterWende elements of this celebration are used in a symbolic way intertwined with our customs and manners of modern times.
An intimate situation changed gradually in an almost oppressive ritual.
Duration: 5 min.
The Dutch director /photographer Miloushka Bokma was born in 1971 in Curacao, at age 3 she moved to the Netherlands, Amsterdam.
In 1995 she graduated from the School of the Arts.
Miloushka Bokma has since worked on her own projects in Holland and abroad. This resulted in the following exhibits and screenings to include: Cinedans 2015 and 2016, Eye Amsterdam, 7th Cairo Video Festival, Art Rotterdam, Dak’Art/ Senegal, Videonamad Tunesie, Art Rotterdam, Gallery of photography Dublin, Eye Film Museum Amsterdam, Soho century plaza Shanghai, Art Amsterdam, Houston center for photography , Reuten Gallery, Cicterna art gallery Moscow, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Holland Tunnel art gallery New York, Photo festival Lodz, Poland.
She is represented by Gallery Reuten, Amsterdam.
Her work is characterized by its strong narrative, always with a slightly absurd undertone. It's a combination of the carefully planned and the totally unexpected. It often seems that something has just happened or is about to happen Like a still image from a larger story. Each item seems both odd and mundane, so that the familiar is made strange and the strange made uncannily familiar. It is her wonder about the contemporary world she try to capture in her images and video's..
E X H I B I T I O N S / S C R E E N I N G S:
’16 Reuten Gallery Amsterdam, Group exhibition
’16 Video Festival Miden Kalamata, Greece
’16 60 seconds Film Festival Pakistan
’16 Cinedans Festival, Eye Amsterdam
’16 Videoscreening in the public space, Zuidplein Amsterdam
’15 7th Cairo Video Festival, Cairo
’15 Renaissance Photography prize, getty images gallery London
’15 Cinedans festival, Eye film museum Amsterdam, premiére Cycles video
’15 Cinedans Festival/ Eye film museum Amsterdam, installation Softly to Not
’15 Reuten Gallery Amsterdam, video and photography installation Cycles
’14 ReCulture 2014 Festival Miden/ Greece, screening,
’14 Art in public transport Bratislava, photograph
’14 An urban film map/ Athens, screening
’14 International biennale of African contemporary art / Dak’Art Senegal/ video presentation
’14 Rapid Pulse international performance festival Chicago/ video presentation
’14 Art Rotterdam, Reuten gallery, Rotterdam /photo and video
’13 Video Nomad, Tunesie/ video presentation
’13 Photo Bienal Tenerife, photo installation
’13 Reuten Gallery, duo show, Amsterdam/ video installation
’13 Zuid WTC, art in public space, Amsterdam/ video installation