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The animal that therefore I am
L’Animal que donc je suis
By Bea de Visser
information: The animal that therefore I am

What does the animal see when she looks at me? Thinking perhaps begins
here, knowing that in the gaze of an animal is an existence that refuses to be

IFFR 23 JAN – 3 FEB 2019
The animal that therefore I am will premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the section VOICES, nominated for Voices Short Award:
Films driven by powerful stories, captivating subjects and important themes. Each film brings a distinct viewpoint on the world, by filmmakers with a confident voice.

Cinemascoop 2.35, 10 minutes
Dialogue: English and French spoken version (Eng. subt.)
Producer: Bea de Visser, Anotherfilm

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Bea de Visser

a hybrid film about the legendary Dutch gymnastic Verona van de Leur.
The phenomenal rise of gymnastic legend-turned-webcam girl Verona van de Leur.

A filmproject in development by Bea de Visser.
on hold since 2016

Non-regular newsletter: ANOTHERFILM

October 2016

What's on Where by Whom with Whom

Nicoline van Harskamp
a solo exhibition at BAK, Utrecht
Address: Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH Utrecht

28 October, 19:00 hours

On the occasion of the exhibition Englishes, BAK hosts a Q&A with artist Nicoline van Harskamp and a number of invited experts. Additionally, curator and writer Mihnea Mircan will give a public reading of an essay commissioned by BAK to accompany the exhibition.
If you would like to attend this evening, please send an email to

Curator and writer Mihnea Mircan has been commissioned by BAK to write an essay on the occasion of Englishes, the new exhibition by Nicoline van Harskamp currently at display at BAK. This text will be published online at A public reading of the text by Mircan takes place on 28 October 2016, on the occasion of a Q&A with the artist and a number of invited experts, including Ogaday Willers Moore of, London, who co-developed the software used in the creation process of the language spoken in van Harskamp's new work PDGN. For more information on the exhibition, please see­en/­ Research/Itineraries/ FutureVocabularies/ InstitutingOtherwise/ Englishes.

PDGN by Nicoline van Harskamp, 2016

PDGN is an installation with software and video projection, that puts forward an
unlikely, but desirable global link language . The work was co-produced by BAK and
realized with support from the Centro Andaluz de Art Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla.
It was made possible with a financial contribution of the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam.

Bea de Visser / Anotherfilm worked as assistant director and consultant/ development scenario i.e. in cooperation with students of the HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht

ENGLISHES by Nicoline van Harskamp

Nicoline van Harskamp’s work Englishes (2013–ongoing) is engaged with exploring the
widespread use and modification of the English language by its non-native speakers.
Englishes depicts the development of the plurality of spoken English that displaces the
perceived position of primacy occupied by dominant strains of the language. The work
addresses the political import of this linguistic development, pointing out how our use of
language is consistently entrenched in structures of class and power. Challenging these
connotations, van Harskamp proposes a dissolution of English into "Englishes," coopting
it as a common and ever-growing linguistic resource.

BIRD by Bea de Visser

Short experimental film about a rare mutual interest between a young woman and an eagle, that is terrorizing the neighborhood.

Cast: Verona van de Leur, Robbie Rader
Production: De Productie, René Goossens, Annemiek van Gorp
Current status: financing and development
This project is supported by DKC, municipality of Rotterdam, Dordrechts Museum and Fonds Kwadraat.

recommended to watch: Sketches of Siberia by Ben van Lieshout

In 1913, the Norwegian arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen took part in an expedition to establish a trade route. He sailed from Scandinavia via the Arctic Ocean to the Siberian interior. En route, he took photographs and kept a diary. Using themes like colonialism, mineral exploitation and demographic and geopolitical developments, the film holds up his observations to the present. This associative documentary in the form of a road/boat movie looks for the human dimension, with its precarious balance.

Thanks for your interest,

Anotherfilm for project and script consultancy. It looks forward to film projects on the edge of documentary, fiction and art. : : P.O.Box 1189, 3300 BD Dordrecht, The Netherlands

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set photo 'Mozart' (Bea's Owl), 2007

DVD/ BLURAY Mama Superfreak (2009)
with Viviane de Muynck
written and directed by Bea de Visser
14 minutes
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Excerpt of the film

In one long shot this adaptation of "La Mamma Fricchettona", a monologue by Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, shows Viviane De Muynck in a humorous elucidation of a woman's odyssey from doting motherhood to a state of independence whilst addressing an invisible and anonymous man.
set photo 'Mama Superfreak' (2009). Photo by Klaas Arie Westland
DVD/ BLURAY Chairs Missing (2011)
with Simon Versnel
written and directed by Bea de Visser
18 minutes
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Excerpt of the film

A cinematic performance where all drama is excised and remains invisible. A post-narrative, staged documentary image of an almost deserted pool, a day before its demolition.
set photo "Chairs Missing' (2011)