The Veil -
One evening, we invited two talented ballet dancers, Eric De La O and Roger Creel, to improvise inside a multi-media experience titled “Rebirth” at The Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. A fantasy unfolds. This short captures their creative commitment to ballet, the human form, free improve dance, theater and music. We leave the viewer free to imagine the story line. The giant screens featuring multiple images of moving water beautifully compliment their dancing.
The Veil was directed by Julius Friedman and Richard Van Kleeck with music by composer Rachel Grimes. The cameras were a Cannon C100 Cinema and a Sony FS7. All lighting is ambient light from the installation.
The “Rebirth” installation was created by Julius Friedman, Donna Lawrence and Richard Van Kleeck. The water images were captured by Julius Friedman and Richard Van Kleeck from creeks, streams, ponds, lakes, rivers, and a lobster pot.
Julius Friedman is a graphic designer, photographer, artist, and owner of the design firm Images, specializing in cultural, nonprofit, and corporate design. Friedman’s works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the National Museum of Poster Art, Warsaw, Poland; the Dansk Plakamuseum, Aarhous, Denmark; the Brown-Forman Corporation; 21C Museum, NTS Corporation, the Marriott Hotel Corporation, and PNC Bank. They also are held in the Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library at the University of Louisville, and The Frazier Museum.
Richard Van Kleeck is an award-winning producer (“The Lonesome Pine Specials” on
PBS), director, musician and arts programmer specializing in music and video
including two documentaries (“Taste The String” and “Dancing with Clara”) and
director of over one hundred live performance video webcasts including
Monteverdi’s opera “L’incoronazione di Poppea” and John Corigliano’s “Circus
Maximus”. He has collaborated with the Manhattan School of Music,
Cleveland Institute, New World Symphony/Miami, National Arts Centre/Canada,
and The Royal Danish Academy of Music/Copenhagen.
Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer and arranger whose recent album ”The Clearing” has won widespread critical acclaim. Recent commissions include: film score with Matthew Nolan for “People On Sunday” for the National Gallery of Art; orchestrations of Book of Leaves for the Louisville Orchestra; a work for string quartet and two pianos for Borusan Quartet (Istanbul) and Ferhan and Ferzan Önder; a new piece “Your Mother, My Mother” and an arrangement of “And Today Was Her Birthday” for two pianos for the Önder sisters for their Anonymous Was A Woman project; a quartet for the Portland Cello Project; a new suite with Julia Kent for cello and piano for the installation Doppelgänger by London artist Peter Liversidge; a rendition of the national anthem for Smithsonian Magazine; a set of arrangements for the SITI Company of New York with the music of George and Ira Gershwin for SATB chorus, solo voices, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and piano. She has contributed scoring, research, and recordings for multi-media installations for Donna Lawrence Productions (Museum of World Religions, Kentucky Show!, Kentucky Derby Museum, National Infantry Museum, New York Historical Society). Her recordings have been licensed to numerous film and TV works internationally including the Showtime documentary Listen to Me Marlon, feature film Actress, HBO series Witness, Gasland and Gasland II (HBO), Last Days Here (9:13 Pictures), and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner La Grande Bellezza (Indigo Films).