ERIC DE NIE Périodes tribute to Gérard Grisey
video registration in my studio - 2011
MORTON FELDMAN SESSION
- music on canvas 2003 -
a live video performance
complete session on vimeo >
de Nie: ”I want to transform my perception of the music into an autonomous
sound image next to the music and within the world of abstract painting”
In the Dutch recording studio Grasland pianist Kees Wieringa performed the Morton Feldman composition ‘For Bunita Marcus’ in 2003. Performing artist Eric de Nie was inspired by the music to simultaneously make a painting. This creation process was followed closely by nine video cameras. The images were mixed by VJ-Stalker according to a concept by Marja Sonneveld. The DVD contains the adaptation of this public live performance in which the tension between the musical performance and the creation process of making a painting keeps after the viewer.
Eric de Nie: “I put myself in a condition whereby the length of Feldman’s composition becomes a paradigm for the space of the canvas”In the complex simplicity of Morton Feldman very subtle time experience is involved. In America Kees Wieringa was recently acclaimed one of the top performers of the music of Morton Feldman. For the painter Eric de Nie time and the visual imaginary of music plays an important role in his work. Marja Sonneveld, the director of the visual concept of this project, also works as a photographer and a video documentary maker. Through his video- and sound-art-installations and performances VJ-Stalker has acquired national and international fame in the world of music and fine arts.
DE SCHEPPING / THE CREATION 2001
concept Kees Wieringga, interactive design Ruud Lanfermeijer, video Luis H.Yudo,
Theater Zeebelt, Den Haag, 2001
Pars pro toto
In Theatre Zeebelt, in The Hague, Eric de Nie staged a similar performance (2001). "The Creation": a painters workshop, part of a series of performances where the public witnessed the creation of a work of art. "The Creation" was organized by Kees Wieringa. During the production of the painting, the artist´s brain was visualized for the public in the auditorium by means of certain colour settings. Hesitation was red; action green and contemplation blue. At the close of the evening, the painting was divided into 56 pieces and everyone received a piece to take home. Literally a "pars pro toto", a part of the whole: a tiny frame of that infinitely branched out frame which is a painting.
Renée Borgonjen, 2001 Linea Recta
CANTO OSTINATO - 2000