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Parable of the Blind

2010

3-channel Video installation
HD video with sound, 08:56 min. (loop)
The Netherlands

 

A cinematic triptych inspired by Pieter Bruegel’s painting “De parabel der blinden” (1568).
The slow camera movements depict an idyllic Flemish landscape wherein a human chain reaction is frozen in time. The first of the group lies headfirst in a ditch, the second flows freely above the water, whilst the rest remain in a state of comforting unawareness.

 

Cinematography by Diderik Evers
Postproduction by Przemek Siemion
Sound design by Yuval Reuven

Performers: Jaco Bouwer, Sofie Araujo, Orlando Burleson, Doron Hirsch, Gertjan van Gennip & Sally Latcham
Realized during residency ‘Utopisch Nest’ at ‘Scheltema Complex’, Leiden
In cooperation with the ‘Lakenhal Museum’ & ‘Veenfabriek’
Supported by Fonds BKVB