Pat van Boeckel
Pat van Boeckel (Amerongen 1962) is documentary filmmaker, director and video artist. A journey of six months through Indian reservations in America in 1986 marks the beginning of his development as freelance filmmaker. Soon he found an audience in cinemas, on television and at film festivals. In his (video-) art, he examines the relation of man to nature and contemporary modes of meaning, aiming towards new perspectives from philosophy, religion and philosophy of indigenous peoples. His work is characterized by simplicity and is through the slow pace a comment on the speed and volatility of modern visual culture.
Karin van der Molen
Karin van der Molen doesn’t walk just one line in her artist career. She paints, curates and organises exhibitions, and explores art in nature in several ways. As an environmental artist she uses many different media to bring her ideas across, ranging from weaving with natural materials to scotch tape and video. The field of environmental art gives her a possibility to reflect on the surrounding environment and on the way we experience nature. Besides she finds it an attractive challenge to traditional ways and media of art, because the artist is invited to respond to local materials and situation. She enjoys the temporality of environmental art work and the usual direct communication with nature and people that is involved.
When working outdoors, Karin makes mainly large objects which create a place to experience nature in a new way. These are objects to sit in and reflect, a possiblity to creep under the skin of nature. The underlying idea is that we as western, modern man are so occupied with reason and daily concerns that it is virtually impossible to experience nature as it is. Art can be an instrument to break reason, to make you forget your reasoning about nature, to make you see in another way.
With her site-specific art works Karin van der Molen participated in sculpture shows and projects all over the world.