From 48° International Film Festival Rotterdam, 7° Torino Underground Cinefest.
The animal that therefore I am, sinopsys
“What does the animal see when it looks at me?” Three animals and a woman in an enclosed space. As they study each other, their own methods of communication create a wordless conversation. We view them in close-up and from various perspectives, with the woman as a solitary species in this universe.
Bea de Visser is recognized for her film art, installation work and sound
performances. In her work she questions elementary issues with a social undercurrent, poetical in nature, based on conceptual design, by alternative narration, in a cinematic language.
Bea de Visser attended the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (1993-1995). Prior she pursues her studies painting with a study electroacoustic sound. She initially began her career as a sound and performance artist in the trendy club scene and artist’s spaces early 1980-ies. With her installation work she was asked for international exhibitions in museums, art spaces and galleries, including MoMA
New York, National Museum Prague, Madrid, Pittsburgh and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Her films are screened at international film festivals worldwide.
Bea de Visser leads to date the independent studio Anotherfilm that nowadays works as a platform for scenario and film development.
She is a lecturer at the University of the Arts, Utrecht.
Films by Bea de Visser include: A Breath Hush (1996, short), Another Another, (1999, short) The Barren Land (2001, short), Roses and Fall (2006, short), The Second Memory (2004, short), Just a Minute Yoko (2004, short), Mama Superfreak (2009, short), Chairs Missing (2011, short) The animal that therefore I am / l’Animal que donc je suis (2019, short).
Installations include: The Skipping Mind (1994, art installation), Blink (1997, art video),Vanya (2005, art video), Blowup (2002, art video)
Short films VIMEO.com/beadevisser, album: short films
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Installations, performances, video scenery: VIMEO.com/beadevisser, album: installationsBea de VisserDirector
Bea de Visser Writer
Bea de Visser Producer
Erin Hill Key Cast“woman”
Hertog Key Cast“bold eagle”
Onida Key Cast“wolf dog”
Alexandra Key Cast“rabbit”
Adri Schrover Camera
Diego van Uden sound
Ranko Paukovic soundmixage
Barend Onneweer colorgrading
Project Title (Original Language): L’ animal que donc je suis
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 10 minutes 37 seconds
Completion Date: January 22, 2019
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Country of Filming: Netherlands
Language: English, French
Film Color: Color