Juul van der Laan

artistiek onderzoek - audiovisueel - documentair - film - interactief - internationaal - media - schrijven

Hoi, ik maak films. Voor mijn werk vertrek ik meestal vanuit de wetenschap en/of filosofie. Ik hecht veel waarde aan degelijk en kritisch onderzoek als onderdeel van de vorming van mijn films. Over de vorming in zijn geheel kan ik zeggen dat ik me niet laat leiden door genres en graag experimenteer met vertelvormen.


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.