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Cruda Colletive

UPCOMING


2022

Water is What We Make It. Gemeene Grond Residency in collaboration with Gemeente Utrecht 

EXPERIENCE


2020 - present

Cruda Collective
Research duo with Andrea Galano Toro. The Netherlands & Berlin.

2021 - present

Freelance filmmaker & Video Editor. Directing, writing & editing (experimental) art films. Cairo, Mexico City, & The Netherlands

2022 - present

Freelance Junior Video Editor. Egas Producations, Almere

2021 - 2022

Researcher in Residency.
Horror Program Research Bureau. University of the Underground, ↗

2021 - 2022

Artist in Residency.
Midseason Residency. Het Resort, Groningen

2021 - 2022

Artist in Residency.
Master Apprentice Program. Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

2020

Intern & Assistant.
Mounira Al Solh. Zutphen & Amsterdam

2019

Writer in Residency.
Camp Cushy Watershed, 1- month Residency for artists and writers, Eindhoven

2019

Artist in Residency.
UNIDEE Residency program with Cittadellarte. Biella, Italy

Film maker and artist

Filmmaker and Artist


Mercury Surface (2022)

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Mercury Surface is a constructed monolith installation with a built-in film, playing in loop accompanied by a QR sound experience. The monolith represents a gate or portal, placed by the vending machines in Kardinge Ice Rink in Groningen as part of Once Upon A Time exhibition. The placement of the monolith intends to interrupt the current space. Indeed, the monolith together with the film and sound, attempt to rupture the current physical time and space, by alluring you towards a gateway into another world, asking you to listen. The film speculates the story of an ancient messenger by awakening their messages carried through time. This ancient messenger ice skated to transport messages as quickly as possible, as these communicated an array of warnings, and oracles about our society’s future encounters.

The film installation begs the audience to question their human-centric position in the world and tune into alternative bodies within the multiverse and embody a hybrid way of existing. Hence, the name of the film, Mercury Surface: it is a reference to the messenger God in Roman mythology, as well as NASA’s robotic Messenger used to map 40% of Mercury’s surface, another planet outside our understandings of Earth. Mercury Surface whispers to you, to take a moment to listen to what other worlds (can potentially) reveal, especially through speculations such as oracles or warnings.