Jelili Atiku: Portrait of a Performance - A short documentary giving insight into the work of Nigerian performance artist Jelili Atiku. Indigenous practices are central to Atiku's work, as a counterpoint to colonialism and western modernities disconnect from nature. Atiku was artist in residence at the Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam.
Made for ZAM magazine x Afrovibes festival 2021
Sophie - This is the trailer for upcoming short documentary "Sophie" on philosopher Sophie Bọ́sẹ̀dé Olúwọlé (1935 - 2018) and her work uncovering an ancient Yoruba philosopher, unfairly believed to be a pagan god.
I M U (in development)
Relativity (2016, loop) - This is the digitised version of an analogue documentary installation. 16mm DIY film loop with subtitles projected over it (slides automatised and looped). In installation text and images are constantly combined differently.
Quoted words are (Albert Einstein's, Orunmila's, Voltaire's)
Shot in Rotterdam Zuid.
Developed, printed and edited at filmwerkplaats Rotterdam
Wave Motion (2012, 15′) - The Earth has tides. Waves are everywhere. A sailor talks about his experience between the waves. A scientist talks about the waves all around us.
This is my graduation film.
Multiverse Ghana (2015, 60′) - It all started in 2013 with a very simple question: What are scientists in Ghana up to?
This highly atmospheric documentary film travels across country to discover the merits of and challenges for science in this part of West-Africa.
Meet, among others, the legendary (late) Prof. Allotey who has a theory in Physics named after him, a young master student Samuel who built a biolab with his supervisor, women from the Kalbeo community explaining the methods they developed to successfully preserve food, and many others.
With a very special role for Ghanaian High Life legend Koo Nimo as storyteller, accompanied by his quartet.
The film presents science from a new, decentralised perspective.
Afuwape (2021,11′) - Who are you? Sophie Oluwole asks.
To be released
Nanopolymersomes (2018, 6′) - People have always been building things. We often marvel at the huge, at the tallest constructions we've achieved to build. But what about the tiniest of scales?
Researcher Joep van der Weijden builds polymersomes on a nano scale.