March EDEN
Sluik / Kurpershoek, 2000, 10'00''

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As the final work in the March series (made between 1984 and 2000) 'March EDEN' is at the same time the final, incomplete chapter of the 18-year collaboration between Ron Sluik and Reinier Kurpershoek. Many elements from previous works by this duo recur in this video: images of towns, houses with bullet holes clearly visible in their walls, a dog, landscapes, a statue. However, what makes this video remarkable is the way in which the contrast between music and image, text and visual material, is worked out: for example, cordoned-off houses with landmine warnings are followed by a reference to the biblical story of the Great Flood and Noah's Ark. More than in other works by Sluik/Kurpershoek, 'March EDEN' expresses a form of cynicism that measures off the visibe gap between utopia and cruel reality - without detracting from the poetic quality of the images, however.

'EDEN' refers to paradise.
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  • Date: 2000
  • Length: 10'00''
  • Type: Video
  • Participants: Reinier Kurpershoek, Ron Sluik
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: discourse / essay
  • Keywords: collage, religion, war, destruction, violence