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Birth of OPPER

large scale textile series (2022-ongoing)

The series will be part of my ongoing project set in a dystopian Rotterdam, which explores issues of privacy and censorship raised by new forms of surveillance. The textiles will be based on the worldbuilding from my script Dear April. While the film will show the personal story of the main character, the textiles will show an ‘official’ story, exploring how art is used by the state to put forward a certain ideology and create myths about urban environments.

Supported by: Stimuleringsfonds Open Residency grant, CBK Rotterdam

Dear April

short film (2021-ongoing)

Dear April is an experimental short film set in a dystopian Rotterdam, in a future world that is recovering after a mysterious disaster. It follows a fictional narrative inspired by the reconstruction politics of Rotterdam after the bombing of the Second World War, reimagined in today’s context of constant urban renewal, displacement of socio-economic groups and the development of surveillance technology.

Supported by: Stimuleringsfonds Open Residency grant, Gemeente Rotterdam

Collaborators: Lenina Ungari (screenplay), Ryan Cherewaty (visual experiments)

All the feels

short film (2020-ongoing)

All the Feels is a short film which explores how reaction GIFs facilitate performing emotion in online conversations: essentially how we express emotion online by using other people's faces and how this influences our identity.

The plot revolves around an actress who is preparing for an important role. We follow this through various text conversations on her phone. In order to grow emotionally and be able to perform, she has to leave a version of her old self behind and go through a hero’s journey in a fantastical, animated world.

Supported by: Stimuleringsfonds Design grant, Amarte fonds, CBK Rotterdam

Collaborators: Koen Caris (screenplay), Matija Pekic (cinematography), Tess Martin (advisor), Gerty van de Perre (actress for green screen tests), Olga van den Brandt (animation tests).