The Meelfabriek in Leiden has been vacant for a long time, but is now in transition into a modern complex with private homes, businesses, hotel and wellness center. Video artist Inge Reisberman has been working in the flour factory for years, sometimes with the assistance of filmmaker Michiel Keller. Together they have conceived the plan to make a tribute to the empty factory complex with its raw beauty.
A current employee of the flour factory, who has known the building for years, and has therefore also acquired a special connection with it, makes his rounds through the buildings. He says goodbye to the spaces in his own way. An end of a period.
Screening26 & 27 September 2020 De Meelfabriek, Meelfabriekplein 1, Leiden (navigation: Oosterkerkstraat 18, 2312 SN Leiden)
Eleven artists, a poet and a photographer. The artists in the exhibition ‘ELF’ were given a synthetic skull. My contribution is the video ==CRACK== in an installation with the remains of the skull. Iniator and curator ELF: Walter Koemig.
ELF 26 September to 27 October 2020 Marktsteeg 10, Leiden Opening hours: Za – Zo | 12.00 – 18.00 hours
I will be present during the weekend of October 24th and 25th.
Old School Leiden – 6 – 29 November 2020 Two Leiden based artists and two refugee artists with a residence permit, who have a connection with Leiden, meet each other for the first time.
These meetings have been filmed. Two short films have been made. The short films and the work created during the exchange will be exhibited and presented in Old School in Leiden. Meta Knol (director of Museum De Lakenhal) will lead a discussion platform.
In the project sculptor Izaak Zwartjes is linked to Ayman Ghoujal (photographer and filmmaker) and video artist Inge Reisberman to Aeham Al Sadoon (actor).
From 12 January to 16 February 2020 Art Gallery O-68 in Velp presented drawings by Lenneke van der Goot (Arnhem), videos by Inge Reisberman (Leiden) and sculptures by Coen Vernooij (Nijmegen). An exhibition about creating and redefining space. The opening was performed by Marjolein de Groen (Collection de Groen).
Artist Talk: On Sunday 16 February I gave an Artist Talk in the gallery with the title A Saucerful of Secrets.
Inge Reisberman presents video works in the Red Carpet Lounge
8 en 9 december 2018 Stand-alone videos, recent and older works, which are not part of a series. Red Carpet Lounge, Stationsweg 31-33, Leiden.
Dialogue#01 (2017) is a short film, made by Inge Reisberman and Michiel Keller. Two men get to know each other, carefully explore each other’s physical boundaries. The film has been shown before during Leiden International Short Film Experience and in the Voice4thought festival, also in Leiden.
In Hemerocallis (2018) a daytime lily was filmed from very close up, manipulating the process from flowering to decay.
In addition, various other video works will be shown.
The video installation Respice Finem is completed after one and a half years. The series consists of five works.
The theme of the video series Respice Finem (lat. Think about the end) finds its origin in the biblical story Sodom and Gomorrah, which deals with destruction as punishment for a wicked and godless way of life. Only the family of Lot is saved from above, provided one order is obeyed during the flight: you will not look back. However, Lot’s wife cannot control her curiosity and yet she looks back; she deforms into a pillar of salt.
Not being able to resist curiosity, this is a quality in human nature that can have disastrous consequences – as in the case of Lot’s wife – but can also produce “timeless” moments.
Respice Finem consists of the following video works:
Periculum Exitium Contemplatio Circulus Vitae Ars Moriendi
From mid-October 2017 my video Upstream will be on show again. Upstream is part of the video series Natures Mortes.
The collector behind the Wilploo Collection – Ingrid Blans – donated another series of artworks to Rijksmuseum Twenthe in 2015. Work by Renie Spoelstra, Bram Bogart, Inge Reisberman, Zoltin Peeter and Els Binnendijk is now part of the RMT collection.