Crossing Time

Silhouettes move slowly over trees, walls and wired fences. Step by step, person after person. Until the visitors are completely surrounded by a revolving carousel of an endless procession.

Crossing Time is a spatial installation in which not only the traumatic war years but also the current zeitgeist are captured in a sober carousel of video projections, light and sound. The artwork, about excluding people, was made for the outdoor area of ‚Äč‚ÄčNational Monument Kamp Vught, a former concentration camp where more than 31.000 people were imprisoned during the war.

In this installation, visitors are given time to fill in the empty spaces with their own thoughts and imaginations, and to draw connections between the past and the present. Emphasizing the power of imagination, which always happens when people are visiting National Monument Kamp Vught. By changing position, the visitors themselves determine the role they want to take. Just looking away is not an option.

 

Crossing Time is created in collaboration with light designer Isabel Nielen and audio composer Joost van Dijk. Commissioned by Brabant Remembers and Artifex, celebrating 75 years of freedom. Beeldjutters filmed 80 performers and extras for the endless procession of silhouettes.

CONCEPT, DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Beeldjutters:
Julian van Buul
Vincent Vriens

 

Theatermachine:
Isabel Nielen

AUDIO DESIGN

Joost van Dijk

VISUALS FILM AND ANIMATION

Julian van Buul
Vincent Vriens
Thomas Bouvy
Jolein Kop
Demian Geerlings
Sytske Nijp

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION AND SUPPORT

Niels Krupers
Mike Evers
Thijs Wijnands
Aukes Theatertechniek
Arthur Licht en Geluid

PRODUCTION FILMSTUDIO

Manouk Eenig

CHOREOGRAPHY PERFORMERS AND EXTRAS

Sarah Prescimone
Gegam Soghomonyan

PERFORMERS

Sarah Prescimone
Ad van Iersel
Ulrike Doszmann

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jan van de Ven

COMMISSIONED BY

Artifex
Brabant Remembers
Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

SPECIAL THANKS

All performers and extras
Staff members Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught
Staff members Penitentiaire Inrichting Vught
Bob Driessen
Simon Haen
Marisa Smid
Pieter Reijnen
Robin Taal