Première

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© Wendy Marijnissen

Today ‘Too loud a solitude’/’Al te luide eenzaamheid’ premieres at Theater Zuidpool.

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The newsletter contained several of images I took during the final rehearsals and the video teaser I made.  And you can win a few duotickets for the performance for the 3rd or 4th of October.

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Al te luide eenzaamheid

“For we are like olives: only when we are crushed do we yield what is best in us.” Bohumil Hrabal

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Here’s a little teaser I made for the play ‘Al te luide eenzaamheid’ by Theater Zuidpool.

In the past months I’ve been following the whole process of how this performance is being developed. From the first times reading the beautiful text by Bohumil Hrabal, to testing out scenography and costumes. It’s wonderful to see a play literally appearing and shaping itself in front of your eyes.

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

Premiering on the 1st of October at Theater Zuidpool and playing there, and on tour throughout Belgium, until the 5th of March 2015

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Muhammed Muheisen

Last week I was surprised and very honored to find that fellow photographer and dear friend Muhammed Muheisen mentioned me in his online article on the American Photo website, where he is taking over their instagram account for a week.

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Ever since I met Muhammed back in 2006 in Jerusalem, I’ve been inspired by his work and it’s so wonderful to know he likes my work as well. Thank you so much for the kind words Muhammed!

Do check out the amazing work of Muhammed. You’ll notice immediately why he has won a few World Press Photo Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and countless other awards and continues to inspire me in my work.

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© Muhammed Muheisen

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Instagram anniversary

Today I’ve updated my Instagram feed with images I took on a trip to Afghanistan, photographing female Afghan parliament member Fawzia Koofi as well as researching stories on maternal health and woman, a subject that has been very close to my heart since I first started working in Pakistan in 2009.

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I noticed that I started posting images on Instagram a little over a year ago.
Yet, I started photographing with my Iphone and the hipstamatic app in 2011.

For the fun of it, I went back into my archive to see what I had shot back then with my phone and there are still so many little gems and stories there that haven’t been posted on my Instagram because of this timing gap.
So I decided to finish my week delving in my phone archive and posting images from the ‘old box’ sort of say.

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© Wendy Marijnissen

Today Afghanistan. Tomorrow back to Europe and my home town Antwerp.

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Paper

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Today I spent my morning shooting video footage for the trailer of the new play ‘Al te luide eenzaamheid’ by Theater Zuidpool. Heavenly light and lot’s of paper..

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Sweat baby Sweat

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© Wendy Marijnissen

I’ve had the pleasure of once more to work with the incredibly talented choreographer Jan Martens. From the very first moment I saw a piece created by him, I was blown away and could see that he is a raw talent and at such a young age already has developed a dance language of his own. From that moment on I try to see everything he makes and I’ve been fortunate enough that Jan allows me to photograph and film during rehearsals, to document his wonderful journey in creating pieces. 

In the past few days, during the wonderful Theaterfestival, I’ve worked with him and the 8 amazing dancers from the ‘The Dog Days are over’ production and the sweaty result will be online soon.

Building a mobile studio in one of the dressing rooms was not possible without the help and material of friend and fellow photographer Walter Saenen, who in this way helped me create the images I had in my head when I saw this show in sneak preview quite a while ago. Working in a studio setting was very new as well and it’s been wonderful to test this out, create images and learn. 

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Return to sender

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Once more I have the pleasure of working together with KAOS vzw project.
After the duo exhibition ‘Intuition’ with photographer Lieven van Meulder, they now initiated a postcard project called ‘Return to sender’ which will open in contemporary art space Wiels this coming 17th of September in Brussels.

Artists with or without psychological sensitivities, more and lesser know, were sent blank postcards and asked to return them with their art on it. An impressive list of people did just that.
Dan GrahamGuillaume Bijl, Geert Goiris, Vaast Colson, Benjamin Verdonck, Lieven van Meulder, and me are just some of the artists participating.

Welcome!

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Standing 4 peace

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© Wendy Marijnissen

 

15 minutes silence

standing for peace

No slogans, no shouting

Holding a burning candle

 

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