Phase I Gathering on the Rhine involving field work (gathering of material) and initial experimentation, took place in Wageningen in cooperation with various independent artists and the local dance group InMotion dance traces.
The collection of material in the field was carried out along the river Rhine. Impressions of the landscape were captured through several media including images and words on paper, photography, sound and film recordings. These media served as carriers of meaning to get the story of the landscape into the studio.
Ten interviews with local people were recorded and edited in order to capture stories about the river.
A presentation of the project for the community took shape as a location project close to the riverside, combining outdoor scenes at the river with a multi-media presentation in the old farmhouse Wolfswaard.
Video material, including the recorded interviews, were resonated through instantly composed dance and music.
Artistic Direction – Marisa Grande
Film and Edit – Raul Anderson
Music Composition – Erik Woltmeijer
Light – Vital Robat
Production – Petra Vossenberg and Veronika Semelkova
Graphic Design – Toni & Manos
Performers – Amandine, Annabel, Elena, Gonne, Joao, Lian, Linda, Petra, Rachel, Sandy, Shuhang, Veronika.
Sponsors: This Project has been supported by “Maak het in Gelderland”, a cooperation between Cultuurmij Oost and VSB Fonds, Ecoboerderij De Lingehof and Lazuur Food Community.
With many thanks to the Wageningen community and all the people that have been collaborating and making this project possible.
Photo credits: Manos Kanomelopoulos
See a selection of the interviews here: Interviews ENGLISH
In the media