movt nr. 8: Prodo

Commissioned by: CBK Zuid Oost, for Kopro Beki Prodo, CBK Zuid Oost, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016 Kopro Beki is a Surinamese tradition in which copper basins, filled with colorfoul cloth and other wares are used to serenade at a diversity of Afro Surinamese cultural and religious events. Inspired by the visual language and cultural heritage of…

Notes on Imagining Afropea

Published in: Open Arts Journal, Issue 5, July 2016 image: movt nr. 4: Mill Stone Ruff, 2010, Photographic C-Print Abstract The title of this article refers to a form of imagining that takes place from a personal and artistic subject position. Imagining, it is assumed, is always a given feature of creativity and inevitably culturally…

movt nr. 8: Oso

Commissioned by: Mondriaan Fonds, for Prospects & Concepts, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2016 Fragment uit Prospects & Concepts 2016, een uitgave van het Mondriaan Fonds. Interview: Noor Mertens. Noor Mertens: Hoe zou je je werk beschrijven? Charl Landvreugd: Ik kijk in mijn werk naar een continentaal-Europese Afrosubjectiviteit en hoe deze vorm krijgt in de…

movt nr. 8: The Quality of 21

Commissioned by: Small Axe for sx visualities., New York, New York, USA, 2015 Video: 7 minutes Essay : “When We Start Thinking: Charl Landvreugd’s Multivalent Afropean Aesthetic” by Rosamond S. King   The work takes it’s inspiration from Charl’s research at the Research Center for Material Culture where he looks at the role of photography…

movt nr. 8: Destination Inner Space

Commissioned by WORM for Afrofuturism Now! Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2015 Performance – character, albert heyn shopping bag, car light, camera Installation– 5 screen video, smoke, mirror ball, soundtrack Review by Viktor Evink: The installation consisted of three walls, divided into five areas to which short fragments of moving imagery was projected. The fragments – a…