Hermelinde Hergenhahn

Hermelinde Hergenhahn Amsterdam: "The Garden" Video

Banyan Presentations and Workshops:

23-01-04 Fifo Festival Tahiti

24-02-04 Oceania Center USP Suva Fiji

09-03-04 Pondok Pekak Library Ubud Bali Indonesia

22-3-04 MAF Bangkok 2004

07-9-04 Künstlerhaus Bethanien

23-10-04 Galerie Wohlfahrt Rotterdam

29-10-04 Haferkamp Münster

30-10-04 Deux Machine Festival München

01-11-04 Kunstkammer Stuttgart

25-02-05 MAF Bangkok

26-03-05 Janghu Festival Kunming

30-07-05 Station 17 Kassel

18-11-05 HKW Berlin

16-12-05 Boulev´Art Cotonou Benin

23-01-06 Arthaus Accra

19-05-06 Galerie Rachel Haferkamp Köln

17-10-06 University of Forestry Ha Tay Vietnam

18-04-07 NFC Orpenage Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hermelinde Hergenhahn lebt und arbeitet als Künstlerin in Frankfurt und Amsterdam. Sie war von 1998 bis 2000 Participant im Fine Arts Department der Jan van Eyck Akademie Maastricht.

'Tuin (The Garden)1
part of ongoing series "anyoneanywhereanytimel
1999, video, 18 min. soundless
camera & edit Hermelinde Hergenhahn
Original material on Super 8 film 1991

With a mixture of compassion and voyeurism, Hermelinde Hergenhahn shows us a view from a balcony in Rotterdam, into the garden below.
The struggle between man and the sea appears here in the private context of an old man and his garden. The necessity to create, and therefore design, every scrap of land, determines the Dutch landscape. An outside space becomes an open air interior, a garden an everyday mondriaan. we see the garden developing into a paradisical island, a stage where the family members play their parts, amidst the gloomy, neglected plots which surround it.
The circle is closed when the black dog looks up at the camera and a blanket over the railing, hair blown into the frame, a little dog's face define the audience as voyeur too.
,Tuin (The Garden)1 was screened at:
1999 -'Stop, kijk naar links, kijk naar rechts en steek over',
Quartair, The Hague
2000 -'Four Films', Balasz Cinema, Budapest
-'SMART Television', Amsterdam
2001 -'A kertl, Szombatethely Museum, Hungary
2002 -II/0(#5):Videoart from the Netherlands', Quotidian Gallery,
San Francisco