Almost two years ago I graduated at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (NL) with a documentary film in an alternative form, a fragmented form, a non-linear form. Now, I found this manifesto and I finally feel like I found what I meant. This is what I meant! My film work, Tropical Fish in the North Sea, is a spatial video installation about people that belong to my generation, the supposed “lost generation”: Generation Y. The video installation consisted out of five projections in space and several audio layers. The audience would receive headphones on which they themselves could switch audio channels, which invited the audience to co-construct a reality by walking through the space of projections. Each audio line in itself regularly switched to another storyline, changing the reality in which the viewer found oneself, making oneself aware of the ingredients that construct a reality. Some tried to quickly find the image that belonged to their sound, while others tried to find the right channel on their headphones. Everyone left my work with a different experience.

I would love to share my work with you, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Lastly, I want to share that I’m currently studying a master Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths University, and writing about Non-Story in one of my essays.

Kind regards,
Julia Schmitz


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