New York is Eating Me & The Cactus Dance (DVD)
The film on this DVD explores the artist's experience of watching the attacks on the Twin Towers happen from his apartment window in New York.
The disaster had a profound personal impact on Kooijmans' his American dream suddenly became a nightmare. The film is a portrait of New York after 9/11. New York changed, the world changed and Kooijmans' initial plan to make a film about moustaches changed .This is a film about the identity of the city, its inhabitants and the artist. Moving backwards or forwards, identity has to be regained.
Jeroen Kooijmans finished the art school in Amsterdam in 1995 and lives and works in Amsterdam. His work is direct and has a strong visual language. Reality, fantasy and poetry go hand in hand. The subjects of his works are; time, circulation, utopia, religion and fairy tales in reality. His works are characterized by using audio visual media, his influence of paintings, his archive of collections, humor, optimism, connection with architecture, interaction with the audience, being Dutch and traveling. His work has shown internationally and in 1998 he won the NPS Culture Award. In 2001/2002 he participated in the International Studio Program at P.S.1/MoMA in New York USA.
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film: DVD, 37 min; colour; stereo