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Improvised Objects (teaser)

2021 / 4K/ 16:9/ stereo sound/ 5.1 / DCP/ 9.36 min.

In a world where billions are spent on state-of-the-art weaponry, the deadliest weapon is still a so-called Improvised Explosive Device, which most people can make from materials found at their homes. An IED maker, a soldier and a philosopher describe their relationship with these objects, which can have almost any shape, form and content.


Filmmaker/Artistic Archeologist 
I am a filmmaker and artistic archeologist based in Amsterdam (NL). I graduated with a BFA in Audio-Visual Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL) in 2012 and hold a MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University (UK) in 2016.

I want to make complex (invisible) social, political and economical issues visual. For my research and filmprojects I filter archives, plow through transcriptions and forgotten research, finding remarkable perspectives on contemporary issues. I am re-contextualizing international but also local events. I am working as an artistic archeologist digging through our most recent history. Before it is nostalgic, before it is a story that lies generations before us. Not only to demystify, but to make the mediated and almost historicized and perhaps forgotten reality personal again.

I initiate workshops for children and youngsters and I am always interested in starting new collaborations.

Feel free to get in touch with me at
katjaverheul@gmail.com.
I have shown my work at IFFR (NL), RIFF (IS), Visions du Réel (CH), Kasseler Dokfest (DE), International Short Film Festival in Hamburg (DE), Dokufest (KS), New Wight Biennial (USA), MAXXI (IT), Yarat Contemporary Art Centre (AZ), Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), LAZNIA Center for Contemporary Art (PL), ART Rotterdam (NL), Visio at 11th edition of lo schermo dell’arte (IT) and on Dutch television.

I was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie (2018-2019), Yarat Contemporary Art Centre (2019) and a participant at FilmForward (2020-2021).

My work has been supported by: Mondriaan Fonds, Nederlands Filmfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stroom Den Haag, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Josine de Bruyn Kops, Dommering Fonds, Amarte, Werktuig PPO, Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport of Kosovo and Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch fonds.
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