the mummer

© 2014   1:32 min.   HD   16:9   stere0

‘The mummer’ is inspired on the Kukeri festival which I have visited in Bulgaria. Kukeri is a traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits, with costumed men performing the ritual. The costumes, made of sheep- or goathair, cover most of the body. The men walk, run and dance wildly on the street. The material and the movements make them into walking wild sculptures.

This inspired me to make the video ‘the mummer’ in which a woman is covered with contemporary feminine material: Scarfs, only her legs are visible. She is guided by the material. By dancing in front of the camera also turns this woman in each sequence to a moving sculpture.

The video is part of a series of photoworks with the title: ‘sculptural moods’.


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