Toni and Bleri
2018/ 4K/ 16:9/ 20 min.
During one of the last days of the winter two young Kosovar actors find some left over construction material. While dreaming about leaving the country without the visa hassle they decide to take the shattered parts with them. At an abandoned building they start constructing the different parts building their own one-man rocket - while stories from the past are brought up. Both boys decide that the rocket needs to be launched from the top of the highest mountains in Kosovo, the mythical Accursed mountains. After a dreadful hike to the top of the Accursed mountains, one of the boys will be launched into a new future.
Supported by the Mondriaan Fund, Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and Stroom The Hague.
2019 / 4K/ 16:9/ 19 min.
At the outskirts of Maastricht (The Netherlands) lays a Utopian valley created by industrial output. For years the area has been closed for humans and the industry was able to nourish a very peculiar flora and fauna. Although the area appears as nature - its acoustics communicate a different story. When does nature sound natural?
Supported by Jan van Eyck Academie
Katja Verheul (b. 1988 Hilversum (NL)) is a filmmaker and researcher based in Amsterdam (NL). She graduated with a BFA in Audio-Visual Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL) in 2012 and holds a MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University (UK) in 2016. Her research and film projects evolves around performative realities, post-truth and power structures. She has shown her work at Visions du Réel, the International Short Film Festival in Hamburg, New Wight Biennial, Arebyte gallery in London, Visio at 11th edition of lo schermo dell’arte and on Dutch television. She was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie (2018-2019).