Im Abentrot - Slow, 2020

Im Abentrot - Slow is created by a collaboration with Ron Mandos gallery and Katinka Lampe's painting serie 'Slow'. My interpretation of 'Slow' provided a symbolical, physical and emotional translation of flexibility in space. Circular vibrating information, energy, was given a physical starting point in which the effect of the negative time-space framework walks positively from the subtle world with matter. 'Im Abentrot' by Richard Strauss, sung by Jessye Norman, 'guides through the bending valleys and reminded that the walk had to be continued' (text: Joseph von Eichendorff). What the physical engine, a singular facet inspired by the concept of the psychopomp, touches and leaving behind is a subtle light process in which I let the crossovers of analog photography merge. The collaboration between movement and analog photography, different light forms, is a delicate research. The journey to the captured photograph has its own authentic development, in which the final result is of secondary importance. It portrays a capsule of overlapping time layers in which the fluidity of conscious and unconscious will communicate through memory, dreams, fantasies, longing etc. A process of endless soothing dialogues.

The two captured performances are visible as a diptych in the photography page.

 

Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam

’Slow’ - Katinka Lampe

Music - Vier Letzte Lieder, Im Abendrot - Richard Strauss, Jessye Norman

Performance, direction and costume - Rob Polmann

Video trailer - Jip Mus

5 & 6 September 2020

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Pathos, 2020

Concept and direction - Rob Polmann

Editor animation - Quinten Willemsen

Music - Sonate Pathetique, Adagio Cantabile, Ludwig van Beethoven

Duration - 06:30 minutes

Supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK)

 

Pathos is an animated story told through uploaded photos and videos. It tells a story about a lost yearning along the way through emotional fragments, made during the corona crisis. The narrative of Pathos is accumulating from recognisable geometric symbols of our daily life and nature. This guidance of empathy allows us to connect the distances between all of us. We would like to thank all the people who wanted to contribute their sensitive movements during this period. Without the content of the environment, Pathos would not have the connection.

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ARAHH, 2020

Photography sculpture - Rob Polmann

Video - Ava Moira Meijer

Bach - Fantasy and Fugue in C Minor - Orchestral transcriptions by Respighi & Elgar

Duration - 03:38 minutes

ARAHH ( All roads are heading Home ) - is a photography sculpture and film experience created in 2020. The human kingdom is guided by symbols and music that travel with us along the way. They are waiting for us to pick up their traces left behind on our way home. The composition is brought together by a process of music, words, body movement and image. This journey of performativity is a ritual in which I develop a collaborative friendship between these connected elements. The independently taken analogue photographs all have their authentic place and timing. The photos are not staged and edited in this spirit. ARAHH was specially made for the This Art Fair Truck, an COVID free alternative of the This Art Fair event in 2020.

 

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