Exhibition Opening - News From Home in Russia
On the 24th of December, 2019 I was in Russia to open the exhibition 'News From Home' Petrozavodsk. This project was the work of myself and Anne Fehres (The Netherlands) and consisted of 16 collages and 38 photographs. As part of the opening there was a postcard exchange organised as part of our the project. Forty four locals from Petrozavodsk wrote a message on a postcard designed for this project. These postcards will be sent to to people in 18 different countries around the world including Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Iceland, Finland, Spain, Philippines, India, The Netherlands, Russia, U.S.A, Canada and Indonesia.
News from Home - ICELAND Group Show
ICE FOLD /// SIM Residency group exhibition
Opening this Thursday on the 28th November from 5PM till 7PM at SIM Gallery
To see the event on Facebook and more details, click here
For this exhibition we have chosen to experiment with creating a ‘moving
postcard, to provide an insight in to Icelandic stories beyond the typical ‘tourist gaze’. Each of the scenes presented collaged photographs that the artists have captured during their stay in Iceland during November
News from Home - Viborg
I started the residency at Viborg Kunsthal in Viborg, Denmark .I'll stay here for 6 weeks. In this project I'm exploring the area of Viborg- it’s places, people and their stories. The ultimate aim of this project is to complete various ‘postcards’ which act are anti-iconic postcards. Rather than iconic images of Denmark, that the outside world or tourist is used to seeing, we want to create works based around people, stories and objects that are usually hidden.
Thursday the 19th of September I will be holding an artist talk at the Viborg Kunsthal in Viborg, Denmark. The talk will begin at 19:00 and will include a discussion of my project 'News From Home' that I have been completing during a residency in Viborg over the past 6 weeks. Event details can be found on my Instagram and Facebook pages.
Project is supported by Viborg Kunsthal and European Cultural Foundation (ECF)
News from Home on television in Russia
We held an Artist Talk about our project News from Home at the медиа-центр vыход/ media center vykhod in Petrozavodsk. We had an amazing audience and a Russian television station came to film the presentation. This presentation was a good closure for our stay at the Karelian Art Residence. We are leaving with more experiences, lots of stories and we are looking forward to come back for our exhibition in December.
See here the news item of the Artist Talk about the project News from Home on the Russian television.
News from Home - Petrozavodsk
We have arrived at location number 4! After completing News From Home in Germany, The Netherlands and Finland, we have now landed in Russia. In July we will be researching and working in the city of Petrozavodsk as part of AiR Karelia. In December this year we will present the results in Медиа-центр Vыход/ Media Center Vykhod.
Project is supported by AiR Karelia and Stroom Den Haag
Support Stroom Den Haag
Great news: Stroom Den Haag is funding the News from Home - Petrozavodsk exhibition that will be held in December 2019 - February 2020. Thank you so much for your support! Opening will be on the 24th of December.
News from Home - Kärsämäki, Finland
This month I am in the country of 30.000 lakes and a place also known for being the most environmentally-friendly country: FINLAND. I will be working on my ongoing project 'News From Home', this time I'll focus on the town Kärsämäki- moving on from a the previous iteration in Berlin and The Hague.
Hošek Contemporary residency - PHANTASM
This month I'm participating the Hošek Contemporary residency. I'm working here on the project Phantasm. Phantasm is a video art project presenting various surreal scenes that explore the notions of ‘nature’ and ‘the natural’. The project involves various video projections in the main exhibition space of Hošek Contemporary, an old cargo boat floating on the River Spree.
Opening Reception: 31st May 2019, 7pm to 10pm
Exhibition Period: 30th May – 1st June
Next project for News From Home will be in Finland!
I have just finished my project 'News From Home' in Berlin - which concluded
with an artist talk and exhibition. This project will start up again in June,
when it travels to AIR Frosterus in Finland for a 30 day residency.
I am looking forward to seeing how this contrast in environment
will change the project. More to come!
Exhibition @ Mirage Berlin-Wedding
My project News From Home will be exhibited in Mirage in Berlin-Wedding.
The opening will be on 21st of February at 7PM.
Die Müllerstraße, 2D digital print, HP Lithorealistisches paper, 70x50 cm, Anne Fehres & Luke Conroy
Institut für Alles Mögliche
Trailer of my film Sakura: An Archetypal Journey online.
Hi! I'm back in The Netherlands after my two months in Tokyo. Thanks to you all that visit my first screening of my newest film Sakura: An Archetypal Journey.
I have a new work studio in The Hague and work on new projects, I'm currently working on several video installations and audiovisual performances that I will present in the near future.
Phantasm, video installation 2018
Anne Fehres & Luke Conroy
AIR 3331 ARTS CHIYODA
Back in Tokyo! I start this month with the 3331 Arts Chiyoda's residence program. On the 6th of April you can come and visit the 3331 Arts Chiyoda for the first screening of my film Sakura: An Archetypal Journey.
From the middle of February, I will be spending two months in Japan participating in 3331 Arts Chiyoda's residence program in Tokyo. During this time I will be working on my film Sakura: An Archetypal Journey. I'm excited to start work on this project which has been over two years in the making. Updates to come once I begin with shoots!
Tokyo, Japan, April 2016
CLEAN UP TRAILER
The independent documentary Clean-Up investigates a five-year project initiated by the organisation By the Ocean we Unite that seeks to make the island of Silba in Croatia a plastic sustainable eco island. Clean-Up documents this project from the perspective of the inhabitants of Silba. It will follow various island inhabitants, seeking their personal views of the island and the impact plastic waste has had on their lives and community.
Director/ Cinematography/ Editor: Anne Fehres
Sound recording: Dario Giustarini
From the second half of November until the beginning of February 2018 I am in Tasmania researching for a new film project. The project is called 'Brain Drain'. It will be a short documentary film project that follows a small group of individuals (18-35) on the North-West Coast of Tasmania, each placed at different points in their life trajectory. These people will help construct various portraits around the theme of the Tasmanian 'brain drain', which is at once more personal and more complex than many mainstream narratives often attest.
BRAIN DRAIN Teaser
DURF TE KOKEN!
From December once a week a new episode of the cooking show 'Durf te koken!' on the regional (The Hague) television channel TV West. I'm the director of the show and I'm working in the departments camera and editing. Coming soon!
Still of the Cooking show 'Durf te Koken!' Artwork by Luke Conroy
I am working on an independent film titled Clean-Up. This work investigates a five-year project initiated by the organisation By the Ocean We Unite that seeks to make the island of Silba in Croatia a plastic sustainable eco island. Clean Up documents this project from the perspective of the inhabitants of Silba. It will follow various island inhabitants, seeking their personal views of the island and the impact plastic waste has had on their lives and community. It is hoped that Clean Up can document the impact of By the Ocean We Unite's project, leading to increased awareness of this issue by local inhabitants and the visitors of Silba. This encounter is the starting point for a film that tells a poetic story about idealism in a rapidly changing world. Whilst focusing only on one small island, this documentary will delve in to an issue poignant for many areas around the globe.
Still Drone shot Silba, Croatia, July 2017