Last year Quarantine Series went to Venice to make a 'home-made documentary' about the 50th Venice Biennale. This year we are going to Brazil to make a documentary about the presentation of Jennifer Tee at the 26th Bienal de Sao Paulo. How does her work come about? What does Tee want to achieve? What are the reactions of the visitors? What is the relation with SÃ£o Paulo? And what is the relation with the central theme of the Biennale?
Jennifer Tee at the 26th Bienal de SÃ£o Paulo
SCREENING * NEW DATE *
Wednesday 20th October 20:00 hrs
Last year Quarantine Series went to Venice to make a â€˜home-made documentaryâ€™ about the 50th Venice Biennale. This year we are going to Brazil to make a documentary about the presentation of Jennifer Tee at the 26th Bienal de SÃ£o Paulo, to be held from 25th September to 19th December 2004.
SÃ£o Paulo Bienale
The Bienal de SÃ£o Paulo is considered to be one of the three most important events of its kind in the world. The theme proposed for this yearâ€™s edition, entitled â€œImage Smugglers in a Free Territoryâ€, derives from the idea of the no-man's land, not only geographically, politically and socially speaking, but mainly as an aesthetic field, where art defies the boundaries of reality. According to chief curator Alfons Hug â€œartists create a power-free zone and, as such, a counter-world running opposite to the existing oneâ€. The Netherlands will be represented by Jennifer Tee, curated by Stijn Huijts (director of Het Domein, Sittard)
The work of Jennifer Tee (born 1973, Arnhem, The Netherlands) offers a complex accrochage of all kinds of objects: videos, slides, photographs, sounds, sculptures, and performative elements. Here installations are often constructed situations, whose moment of effect precedes their rational reception, creating a feeting period of time in which the unknown, the unexpected, the exotic and the mysterious can come into play. This temporal space, in which Tee attempts to bring about an intense and liberating â€˜experience of the momentâ€™, has no finality, no central focus, but rather exists as a structure of possibilities and references.
In SÃ£o Paulo Jennifer Tee wil create a new installation, entitled [Feasting on the] E*V*O*L*E*Y*E-LAND*S*-END an Outburst of Passion in Limbo.
Quarantine Series will shoot its documentary in the week prior to and during the opening weekend of the Biennale (20th Sep â€“ 27th Sep 2004 ). Our focus will be on the project of Jennifer Tee. How does her work come about? What does Tee want to achieve? What are the reactions of the visitors? What is the relation with SÃ£o Paulo? And what is the relation with the central theme of the Biennale?
Documentary makers: Danila Cahen, Femke Lutgerink and Nina Folkersma.
Advisor: Rob SchrÃ¶der.
Editor: Ryan Oduber
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The documentary will be screened on Wednesday 20th October, 20:00 hrs, in the Stedelijk Museum CS (SMCS/11) in Amsterdam
For more information please contact Nina Folkersma by phone: +31 (0)20 419 3851
1019 EM Amsterdam
+ 31 (0)20 419 3851
The documentary is financielly supported by the ThuisKopieFonds.
Quarantine Series is a project of Stichting Kunstwerk Loods 6 and is financially supported by the Mondriaan Stichting.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, SMCS on 11