1. Created and Directed by Jasper van den Brink and Yasmijn Karhof

    Director of Photography: Stijn van Santen
    Cast: Tor Christian Bleikli
    Editing: Wieke Wagemans
    Sound: Marco Vermaas

    Video installation, 3 projections with 3 channel audio
    Original duration: 21 minutes

    Dutch description see below...

    A scientist strangely finds himself on an unmanned Norwegian research vessel and is doomed to roam the seas. Viewers follow him on his journey above and below deck, and like him, have difficulty determining where the real world ends and the world of imagination begins. Spinning, jolting, shuddering and hovering, the mysterious vessel gradually reveals its inner and outer anatomy and draws the scientist and the audience into its essence.

    Vessel a joint project by artists Jasper van den Brink and Yasmijn Karhof, is a video installation consisting of three simultaneous projections on three screens positioned side by side. The film tells a circular story, with the end imperceptibly leading viewers back to the beginning. The story sometimes moves across the three screens, presenting a single panorama, while at other moments separate story lines are presented simultaneously, each on a separate screen.
    The film was shot on the research vessel Johan Hjort of the The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. Van den Brink and Karhof boarded in the Norwegian port of Bergen and travelled with the crew to Tromsø. From there, the ship crossed the Barents Sea to a small island called Bjørnøya.

    Dutch description:
    Een wetenschapper komt op merkwaardige wijze op een onbemand Noors onderzoeksschip terecht en is gedoemd om op zee rond te dolen. De toeschouwer volgt hem tijdens zijn tocht op en in het schip en kan net als hij slechts met moeite bepalen waar de werkelijke wereld ophoudt en de verbeelde wereld begint. Draaiend, schokkend, trillend en zwevend ontvouwt de anatomie van dit schip zich aan hem en wordt hij door het mysterieuze in- en uitwendige van het schip meegevoerd in de bezieling van dit schip.

    Vessel is een video-installatie bestaande uit drie projecties die naast elkaar geprojecteerd worden en is een samenwerkingsverband van de kunstenaars Jasper van den Brink en Yasmijn Karhof. De film is een circulaire vertelling waarvan het einde van het verhaal ongemerkt overgaat in het begin. Het verhaal ontvouwt zich beurtelings over de drie schermen als één geheel panorama, afgewisseld met verschillende beelden per scherm die simultaan verschillende verhaallijnen volgen.

    De opnames voor deze film zijn gemaakt op het wetenschappelijke onderzoekschip Johan Hjort van The Institute of Marine Research in Noorwegen waarmee van den Brink en Karhof vanuit de havenstad Bergen meegevaren zijn naar Tromsø. Vandaar doorkruiste het schip de Barentszzee richting een klein eiland genaamd Bjørnøya.

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  2. For the Kunst aan de Schinkel project the artist placed a lamp post directly in front of the Soledad Senlle Gallery of which the light switches on and off mysteriously. This site-specific installation blurs fiction and reality, which seamlessly intertwine.


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  3. Moving video projection in which the projector makes exactly the same movements as the camera did during recording.

    The clip is a fragment of the installation version which is about 20 minutes shot on several locations in Japan.

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  4. Ten monitors showing videos recorded at various locations along the coast of Japan. All they start and end with the horizon running from left to right through the center of the frame. The videos are all exactly the same camera movements as if they dance hand in hand as a panoramic landscape. Your eyes become a periscope looking at ten different locations simultaneously.

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  5. For the Prix de Rome Award I created a video installation centering on a downwards movement. The piece begins with a wall-sized projection of a blue-green space. At first, it's like looking down at a forest's leafy canopy. There is no horizon. While you look at the picturesque scene, the video projector gradually moves forward, over a white rails that extend from the white line in the image that runs from the lower edge of the frame. The cadre of the projection shrinks and you suddenly discover that what you thought was a forest is actually water. The pale shape of a little boat is bobbing on the waves. When the projector reaches the wall, you see that the artist is pulling in the camera connected to the white line. The picture fades to black and the projector slides back as though preparing for its next flight.

    Self portrait 2003
    Video installation, colour, sound
    Dimensions: variable
    Duration 25'04" loop
    Material: Video projector, dvd player, mechanics, electronics, cable carrier system

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