Every artist looks at the envi­ron­ment in a partic­ular way, draws inspi­ra­tion from it. Three artists with various disci­plines from different parts of the world talk about their art and explain how they look.
Every artist looks at the envi­ron­ment differ­ently, draws inspi­ra­tion from it. A painter, a photog­ra­pher and a graphic artist from various parts of the world talk about their art and explain how they look. Using an intriguing photog­raphy and editing, this film captures the world of each artist concerned. The Amsterdam-based painter Frans Walon is alter­nately sitting in the red-light district sketching whores and tourists or drawing in his crammed house. His works are every­where. Some people can draw well, but it doesn’t have a soul. They don’t go far enough.’ Graphic artist Jan Hendrix works in Mexico. He hikes through nature with his camera. Every land­scape has a certain factor of human inter­ven­tion.’ He trans­forms these imme­diate images through dissec­tion and reduc­tion into essen­tial, abstract shapes, which he uses in his silk screens. Malick Sidibé makes photo portraits in Mali. He believes in beauty. Finds the best sides of people he portrays and gives them some­thing to hold: radios or brief­cases, for example. Sidibé searches the road for images. 

Title: Landschappen waar niemand van weet (II)
Year: 2007
Duration : 50 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2008

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Korte Documentaire (2008)
Riekje Ziengs
Beste Korte Documentaire (2008)
Melle van Essen (NSC)

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