OPENING: Broom Groom / Sweeping Solo by Marit Shalem
The video installation Broom Groom / Sweeping Solo is a result of the work on the artist’s book StoryK. Storyk is a collection of fragmented story-lines that appear as drawn comics, photo roman, text and collage. Storyk consists of scripts and drawings for films which I have made or still intend to make. The idea is to rework the whole thing into linearity with constant interruption. This way reflecting on commercial disturban
ces and the destruction we willfully experience through digital media.
Same goes to Broom Groom/ Sweeping Solo. The installation is a digital loop about possible affection between Solo the groom and two woman: Mathilda 1 and Mathilda 2. The work is inspired by the black square of Malevich and the poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Goethe. The first as an art work beyond interpretation and emotional narration the second for it’s rhythm and the human state of panic.
Marieke van der Lippe filmed it with us in the Ubik space, I have edited and manipulated it digitally, Marc Verhoeven wrote the soundtrack. Main actors are José Kuipers, Anne-Chris Schulting and Chrs Galarreta.
Storyk is made possible by CBK Rotterdam.
Broom Groom/ Sweeping Solo is made possible by Het Stimuleringsfonds.