ROZA VAN DER WAL news and bio

 

 

Roza van der Wal studeerde af aan de Gerrit Rietveld Academie, afdeling fotografie (2014) en heeft een bachelor antropologie, Universiteit van Amsterdam (2012).

Roza van der wal is een film maker en fotograaf. Haar werk doet denken aan een droom. In haar werk bevraagd ze het portret.

Ze is ook geschoold in de antropologie en dit beïnvloed haar zoektocht naar identiteit.

 

Roza van der Wal graduated Gerrit Rietveld Academy, photography department (2014) and has a bachelor Anthropology, University of Amsterdam (2012)

Roza van der Wal is a feature film maker and photographer. Her work reminds you on a dream. In her work she questions portraiture.

She is also educated in anthropology and this influences her research on identity.

 

“Ik werk met fragiliteit als een gegeven; de fragiliteit van het leven zelf en van de mensen en de taal, het begrijpen van het zelf en de anderen. Ik werk met -het proberen onder woorden te brengen-. Ik gebruik fragiliteit in de intimiteit die ik creëer met de acteurs in mijn film en met de personen in mijn fotografie. De ontmoetingen met deze mensen zijn het belangrijkste voor mij. Ik werk met fragiliteit in beeld en beweging. Voor mij is het interessant om te weten dat de betekenis van iets fragiel is en ik geloof dat het de basis van film en ook fotografie is om te werken met dat gegeven om een positieve bijdrage te kunnen leveren aan het leven van de kijker.”

“I work with fragility as a given, the fragility of life itself and of the people and the language, the understanding of self and the others . I work with -the trying to put into words-. I use fragility in the intimity that I create with the actors in my film and with the persons in my photography, the meeting with these people is most important for me. I work with fragility in image and movement. For me it is interesting to know that the meaning of something is fragile and I believe it is in the base of film and also photography to work with that as a given in order to bring a positive contribution to the viewer.”

 

 

Update March 2020

Today I put online the short film A blue sky is blue due to scattering, 2016

 

Ruth, for A blue sky is blue due to scattering, 2016

Thank you for this wonderfull experience people!

 

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Questioning human life in both is visibility and hiddenness is key in the film A blue sky is blue due to scattering. A beautiful example of visibility and hiddenness lays in language. I see language as a developing process over which individual people never have total control. Because of this, individuals can understand something, but don’t have control over understanding. The actors in a blue sky is blue due to scattering function as human beings in condensed life form. The actors had to play the triple role of scientist, actor and clown.

A blue sky is blue due to scattering is my recent work. For creating this work I dived into the life of a Molecular Microbial Physiology research and business group. The people in this group control and change life of Cyanobacteria for human needs as biofuels and food. Cyanobacteria were the first organisms on earth and made all other life possible by creating the Great Oxygenation Event. I decided to turn the researchers into film actors.

The work was driven by my fascination for efficientization of non-human micro life by humans and in the film synthetic life is questioned. However being the artist I became someone who created some sort of synthetic life myself: I turned scientists into actors who had to play a role to them unknown. In creating my work I am interested in the search of abstraction in approaching a figure. What makes A figure The figure in a piece of art?

 

 

Update Januari 2020

I am working on the movie  The great zero. Currently I am writing the script.

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