Master of Fine Arts: Kim Engelen

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Berlin/Germany, Week 39, 2014

Thank you Rotterdam. It was not easy to leave you. And I will always keep a warm hart for you. Dearest biggest harbor city of Europe and second largest city of the Netherlands. With the fabulous and powerful saying “Geen woorden naar daden.” (No words but deeds). I learned and gained a lot from and through you. Thanks to you I won “Short Rotterdam” an economic award of almost € 40.000 to create my short film “Woman” on 35mm. You are the city where I had my my biggest commission up until now. And where I worked as the coordinator for the Film Department at SAE (School of Audio Engineering with about 49 schools all over the world). Where I had an artist in residency at Duende just before it had to close down and I had no place to go to when I came back from Spain. It was good meeting great artists working and living in Rotterdam, such as my “coach” from that time period Goan Han Lim. Where I had some of my finest performances such as “The Life of Jogger” through the streets of the city, the wonderful group performance “Words don’t come easy” at Theaterwerkplaats Werklicht and at Le Sud the performance “P.I.T.”. Radio and TV appearances, Figuranten-festival, exhibitions such as at Art Park (Art Embassy) and where I had many many screenings such as at The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Sub Urban Video Lounge, Blaak010, Festival Wereld van Witte de With, Dek22, Centre for Fine Arts (CBK), Locus010, City TV Television, Filmtheatre OffCorso, during Rotterdam Cultural Capital City of Europe, Ministry of Dance.

Rotterdam “Gateway to Europe”, you where my springboard to go out and live in 4 other countries besides the Netherlands and doing artist in residencies abroad and starting 2 Masters of Fine Arts: one at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in the US and one in Sweden (which I finished). Berlin will be much more easy now. I thank you a lot and will miss you.

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Project [Self-portraits]
Via email, Ineke Bakker: “hoi Kim Hoe is het toch met jou?? Leuk dat ik steeds je naam weer tegenkom:) mag ik je adres misschien even checken want ik wil graag de catalogus van Shanghai + Cinemazuid op de post doen. Kim Engelen - Finsestraat 34 a - 3028 SK Rotterdam - Netherlands - klopt dit nog? veel groetjes van Ineke”

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Kim Engelen, [Sun-Penetrations] 13 July 2014, IMG_6136, Rotterdam/Netherlands

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Footnotes;

  • Read:
  • The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Anonymous, (8th −13th centuries), translated by Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), Volume 1, read online»
  • Asier Mendizabal, Frieze, Issue 132, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, 2010, read online»
  • Elihu Burritt 1810-1879 Biography, Elihu Burritt Library, accessed 2014, read online»
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, You Foolish Men, 1651 - 1695, read online»
  • Film/Sound:
  • Conferencia Asier Mendizabal, uploaded by ramonaweb START, 2012, watch online in Spanish»
  • Asier Mendizabal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2011, watch online»
  • Thom Mayne: I wanted to produce something off, published by Louisiana Channel, 2014, watch online»
  • Abraham H. Maslow: An introduction to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, presented by Rory Lees-Oakes on 2011, watch online»
  • Encountering Maslow, presented by Jessica Grogan and produced by Daniel Oppenheimer, published in 2013, watch online»
  • Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge TED201, watch online»
  • Sr. (Sor) Juana Inés de la Cruz, uploaded by Willy H, 2013, watch online»
  • Program for the 30th Anniversary of the Committee for Sexual Minorities of the Capitol Region Conference of Churches (Tape 1) uploaded by ccsuli in 2013, watch online»
  • Bonnie Cashin, Katie Schenkel, 2013, watch online»
  • Brian Regan - Stand Up Comedy, Directed by on Troy Miller, 2007, watch online»
  • Expo/Presentation:
  • Alexander Janetzko: Sugar & Zint, Fenster61, Berlin
  • Michael Vorfeld / Boris & Yumiko Hegenbart, Errant Bodies / project space, Berlin

Rotterdam & Delft & Maasbracht/Netherlands, Berlin/Germany, week 27/28, 2014

Small adjustment to my footnotes. Normally I would place the creator of the work first, then the name of the video or person who it was about and then the year of creation. Now I start with the name of the person who is depicted, then the creator of the video with its date. This to have the person who I was searching for first. And then the creator of the video plus the date of creation at the end.
Previous way: Magrada Proyectos, Antoni Gaudí: The Days of Creation, 2013
New: Antoni Gaudí: The Days of Creation, Magrada Proyectos, 2013

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Project [Self-portraits]
Pap: "Compliment hoe je eruit ziet. Vraag maar aan mam. Want je hebt toch beulewerk verricht."

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Kim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 14 July, REACHING OUT, Rotterdam/Netherlands

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Footnotes;

  • Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances:
  • The One Minutes on Tour Shanghai, series Number one (for Cinema Zuid) June 11-July 13, 2014, view flyer»
  • Read:
  • The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Anonymous, (8th −13th centuries), translated by Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), Volume 1, read online»
  • Film/Sound:
  • Carl Rogers (non-directive Person Centered Therapy) counseling session with Gloria is the 1st of a training film titled Three Approaches to Psychotherapy, 1965, watch online»
  • Albert Ellis (the-way-you-are-thinking-about-things-makes-you-unhappy Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) counseling session with Gloria is the 3rd/last of a training film titled Three Approaches to Psychotherapy, 1965, watch online»
  • Antoni Guadi: The Days of Creation, Magrada Proyectos, 2013
  • Francis Poullain de la Barre: A Cartesesian Feminist, published by Peter Smith on 2013, watch online»
  • Claire McCardell, uploaded by Maggie Black, 2013, watch online»
  • Luís Carvalho at ModaLisboa Vision Autumn Winter 2014/2015 by FashionChanne, 2014, watch online»
  • Jeff Dunham (Early Years: Baby And Peanut), uploaded by vinyljunkie76 on 2011, watch online»
  • Robert Zemeckis, Cast Away, 2000
  • Alex Bruce (‘Losang Tenpa’): Putting the chicken before the egg, ANU Channel, 2013, watch online»
  • Mike van Diem, Karakter, 1997

Rotterdam & Maasbracht/Netherlands, Week 26, 2014

[Communistic Curating]
This week step B of my emigration to Berlin: back in the Netherlands to move out from my Rotterdam apartment. Which means I can’t be much behind the computer right now, but I did send out an invitation to 8 contemporary professional working artists to do a group-exhibition on 9 November 2014 (The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall).

The group show’ working title is “Communistic Curating”. It is an experiment to see if it is possible to do a group-exhibition in the Friedrichstraße/near Check Point Charley with an accompanying catalog, press attention and a large amount of visitors. With the idea that this will be a valuable show for all the artists who participate. All participants are invited to join weekly sessions where we will discus all the facets of the exhibition (and everything around it). But the most particular element probably is, that it is an invitation to also share financially. So if one artist sells work, this will be divided under all the participants. So everybody will gain from the sale/s, also the ones who don’t sell any work. This with the underlying idealistic idea All for one and one for all.”

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Project [Self-Portraits]
Via email, Paolo Salvagione : “Bravo! Well written and insightful. Reading your thesis left me wanting to read more about your three models. Smiling, Paolo”

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Kim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 1 Dec 2012, SENSING BERLIN, Berlin/Germany

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Footnotes;

  • Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances:
  • The One Minutes on Tour Shanghai, series Number one (for Cinema Zuid) June 11-July 13, 2014, view flyer»
  • Read:
  • Upton Sinclair, A Prisoner of Morro, 1898, read online»
  • William Shakespeare, A Lover’s Complain, 1564-1616, read online»
  • Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. „El Diario del Che en Bolivia.” Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. El Diario del Che en Bolivia. Cuba: Editorial de ciencias sociales, La Habana, 2009. Page 49, 362.
  • Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. „Actitud Mental Positiva .” Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. Actitud Mental Positiva . Vert. María Antonia Menini. New York: Vintage Español, Randon House, Inc., 2013. 409. Page 316-338
  • Film/Sound:
  • TEDWomen, Shirin Neshat: Art in exile, 2010, watch online»
  • Fritz Perls (demanding-total-authenticity Gestalt therapy) counseling session with Gloria is a third of a training film titled Three Approaches to Psychotherapy, 1965, watch online»
  • Biography Book Review: Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley, uploaded 2012, hear online»
  • America’s First Celebrity Designer Valentina Schlee by curator Kohle Yohannan, 2013, style.com, watch online»
  • Vera Brittain, Testament of youth, by Kyra Swankaert 2012, watch online»
  • Adam Dubin, Lewis Black In God We Rust Full stand up, 2011, watch online»
  • Bobby Roth, Heartbreakers, 1984
  • Jonathan Frakes, Star Trek: Insurrection, 1998
  • Stuart Baird, Star Trek: Nemesis, 2002
  • Amy Heckerling, I Could Never Be Your Woman, 2007
  • Roger Michell, Notting Hill, 1999
  • Woody Allen, Broadway Danny Rose, 1984
  • Sofia Coppola, Somewhere, 2010
  • Blake Edwards, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961
  • Carlos Carrera, El crimen del padre Amaro (English: The Crime of Padre Amaro), 2002

Berlin/Germany->Maasbracht/Netherlands, Week 25, 2014

Last night when I could not sleep again I was flipping through a photo-book by Lee Friedlander. Earlier that week I was saying to my good friend Walter: That I don’t copy when it comes to my art/works. So no leg-gun photo this week (blink-eye). But I don’t mind copying good ways in how to present my work. Since a while I want to get my works presented into a book. And I have been making books in my almost 15 years of working as an artist. But this time I want a ‘serious’ one, one that is not an artwork in itself or experimental, nor handy crafted or copied or semi-printed. And now I think this is to be accomplished much more simpler then I thought. Just copy. So I asked my friend to check up how much a professional artist-book in a small edition of 25 copes would cost.

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Project [Self-portraits]
Gregor, Club Havana: “Wo komst du her? […] Zuerst habe ich es nicht gehört das du kein Deutsche bist. Aber du hast ein ganz kleines accent sehr sexy. Alle niederlandische Frauen sind sexy.”

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Kim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 30 Jan 2013, MY LEFT HAND IN COPENHAGEN, Copenhagen/Denmark

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Footnotes;

  • Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances:
  • The One Minutes on Tour Shanghai, series Number one (for Cinema Zuid) June 11-July 13, 2014, view flyer»
  • Read:
  • Charles Simic, Hotel Insomnia, 1938-, read online»
  • Charles Simic, Clouds Gathering, 1938-, read online»
  • Charles Simic, Read your Fate, 1938-, read online»
  • Charles Simic, Paradise Hotel, 1938-, read online»
  • Charles Simic, A Book Full of Pictures, 1938-, read online»
  • Frederick Seidel, A Beautiful Day Outside, 1936-, read online»
  • Frederick Seidel, Stroke, 1936-, read online»
  • Frederick Seidel, Song To The Moon, 1936-, read online»
  • Tsead Bruinja, Tong, read online in Dutch»
  • Tsead Bruinja, Appels kopen, read online in Dutch»
  • Sophia Elisabet Brenner (née Weber), Sonnet, Elias Brenner, 1961, read online»
  • William Kremer, Is it possible to be a millionaire poet?, 2014, read online»
  • Tom Conley, Maria Thompson, Jack Herrick, Krystle C. and 66 others, How to Start a Bonsai Tree, accessed 2014, read online»
  • Volkskrant, Duitse dog Zeus is de hoogste hond ter wereld, 2012, read online in Dutch»
  • Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. „El Diario del Che en Bolivia.” Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. El Diario del Che en Bolivia. Cuba: Editorial de ciencias sociales, La Habana, 2009. Page 48, 362.
  • Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. „Actitud Mental Positiva .” Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. Actitud Mental Positiva . Vert. María Antonia Menini. New York: Vintage Español, Randon House, Inc., 2013. 409. Page 277-316
  • Film/Sound:
  • Bergen Assembly USF, Oxana Timofeeva, Keynote Lecture, 2013, watch online»
  • VIDEOCERÁMICA, Beatrice Wood (excerpt), uploaded 2009, watch online»
  • Motherboard Santiago Stelley, Oscar Niemeyer 101, 2009, watch online»
  • Think101, Episode 5 − Learning to Learn: Uncut conversation with Geoff Norman, uploaded 2014, watch online»
  • The Cut and The Cloth of Madame Grés, uploaded 2011, watch online»
  • Paul Elam Interviews JudgyBitch, 2014, watch online»
  • Jon Mooallem: How the teddy bear taught us compassion, TED2014, watch online»
  • Hans Klok - World record - 15 grandes illusions en 5 minutes, uploaded by jeanguiguiben in 2013, watch online»
  • Paul Goodman & Occupy Wall Street, uploaded by user chico guedes on 2011, watch online»
  • Paul Goodman for Today - Dissen, uploaded by user chico guedes on 2011, watch online»
  • Quentin Tarantino, Nancy Sinatra, Bang Bang .(You Shot Me Down) Kiil Bill, uploaded by Lika Kali 2010, watch online»
  • Ken Kwapis, He’s Just Not That Into You, 2009
  • Jonathan Lee, Paul Goodman Changed My Life, 2011

Berlin/Germany, Week 24, 2014

When I couldn’t sleep last night I wrote this down on a paper next to my bed. Blog: weekly thoughts and new works in progress.

There are several elements of my work that I have chosen to post here. And I do this for you but also for myself. This to show what I am doing as an artist and to show a part of my working process. For me it is also a way to keep track and to find back what I have done and to reflect (evaluating/archiving). And as my credo still is; “Keep on moving” (it is to me also a stimulation to create new work).

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Project [Self-portraits]
Via Facebook: Michal Kowalczykiewicz “Ambitious Girl!  Try zouk!”

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imageKim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 20 November 2012, I LIKE TO MOVE/MY BODY, Malmö/Sweden

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Footnotes;

  • Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances:
  • The One Minutes on Tour Shanghai, series Number one (for Cinema Zuid) June 11-July 13, 2014, view flyer»
  • Read:
  • James Allen, Above Life’s Turmoil, 1910, read online»
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Camel’s back, (from: Tales of the Jazz Age), 1922, read online»
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, (from: Tales of the Jazz Age), 1922, read online»
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Lees of Happiness, (from: Tales of the Jazz Age), 1922, read online»
  • Bruce Beaver, Monolith, 1928-2004, read online»
  • Bruce Beaver, Lunch Date, 1928-2004, read online»
  • Bruce Beaver, Old Flame, 1928-2004, read online»
  • Edith Nesbit with Saretta Nesbit (aka Caris Brooke), 1885, read online»
  • Oscar Wilde, A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, Aphorisms Part I, 1894, read online»
  • Oscar Wilde, Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, Aphorisms Part II, 1894, read online»
  • Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. „El Diario del Che en Bolivia.” Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. El Diario del Che en Bolivia. Cuba: Editorial de ciencias sociales, La Habana, 2009. Page 48, 362.
  • Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. „Actitud Mental Positiva .” Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. Actitud Mental Positiva . Vert. María Antonia Menini. New York: Vintage Español, Randon House, Inc., 2013. 409. Page 261-277
  • Film/Sound:
  • ICA, Dont Call Me Crazy: How we Fell in Love, with Outsider, With Jarvis Cocker, James Brett and David MacLagan Art, 2010, watch online»
  • Marcus Steinweg Der phantomatische Körper der Philosophie // Philosophy On stage #3, 2012, watch online (German)»
  • Acharya Vinoba Bhave: The sprirital heir of Mahatma Ghandi, Uploaded by Riccardo Gramegna on 2010, watch online»
  • Tiffani Kosasih & Fellicia Tanner, Rem Koolhaas and James Stirling - Icons of Deconstructivism, 2013, watch online»
  • Lance Eaton, Anne Bradstreet - Poetry, 2013, watch online»
  • modosymoda, Madeleine Vionnet, 2012, watch online (Spanish)»
  • Vionnet | Haute Couture Spring Summer 2014 Full Show | Exclusive, 2014, watch online»
  • Jules Deelder - Anti Amsterdam, 2008, watch online (Dutch)»
  • Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self, TED2014, watch online»
  • Tripadvisor, 10 breathtaking beaches, accessed 2014, watch online»
  • Comedy Central Records, Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges, 2007, watch online»
  • Craig Scime, datingwithdignity: How to Have a Conversation That Leaves Him Wanting More, 2012, watch online»
  • Pedro Almodóvar, Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother), 1999

Berlin/Germany, Week 23, 2014

[Sun-Penetrations]
What would I like to incorporate in my language? What is important to me?
I saw this profile documentary on Carlo Scarpa and he talks about bricks that reminded him of something when he was 14. Somehow this touched me. In my work [Sun-Penetrations] the elements that are important to me are actually not visible, such as; people, communication and self-development. But perhaps the real source of this is visible…the source where life and incentives comes from. Which is sunlight?

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Project [Self-portraits]
Via email: Maria Tomasula “Dear Ms.Engelen,
Thank you very much for your proposal submission to this year’s SLSA Conference art exhibition.  The work you make is just terrific and we loved looking at all of it.  Unfortunately though, the large number of submissions and the very limited gallery space we have available conspired to prevent us from accepting all the work we would have liked to exhibit.  We’re sorry to say we won’t be showing any of your wonderful [Bridges] Series for the SLSA show, but will keep your submission on file at Notre Dame for possible future exhibitions in the ISIS Gallery.”

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imageKim Engelen, [Sun-Penetrations] 13 March 2014, DSC00120, Berlin/Germany

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Footnotes;

  • Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances:
  • The One Minutes on Tour Shanghai, series Number one (for Cinema Zuid) June 11-July 13, 2014, view flyer»
  • Read:
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Benediction, (from: Tales of the Jazz Age), 1922, read online»
  • Maya Angelou, A Brave and Startling Truth, 1928-2014, read online»
  • Maya Angelou, Men, 1928-2014, read online»
  • Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, 1928-2014, read online»
  • Maya Angelou, Alone, 1928-2014, read online»
  • Charles Lamb, A Vision Of Repentance, 1775-1834, read online»
  • Mousse Magazine and Publishing,  Alexis Vaillant interviews artist Lili Reynaud Dewar: She Dances, She Cooks and She Cosmetics & Thinks, accessed 2014, read online»
  • The Huffington Post, Yasmine Hafiz: Fatwa Against Honor Killings Declared By Pakistan Ulema Council Of Muslim Leaders, 2014, read  online»
  • Sarah Knapton, Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds, 2014, read online»
  • Crystal Lassen, How to Teach Adults to Do Splits, accessed 2014, read online»
  • Actionwoman, Learning splits as an adult, 2011, read online»
  • Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. „El Diario del Che en Bolivia.” Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. El Diario del Che en Bolivia. Cuba: Editorial de ciencias sociales, La Habana, 2009. Page 47, 362.
  • Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. „Actitud Mental Positiva .” Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. Actitud Mental Positiva . Vert. María Antonia Menini. New York: Vintage Español, Randon House, Inc., 2013. 409. Page 239-261
  • Film/Sound:
  • Magasin Cnac, Interview Lili Reynaud Dewar [EN], uploaded 2012, watch online»
  • 21erHaus, Artist Talk #1: Lili Reynaud-Dewar, uploaded 2013, watch online»
  • Biennale de Lyon, Ma Biennale - Lili Reynaud Deware, uploaded 2013, watch online»
  • Chris Gabbard, Aphra Behn (1640-1689), uploaded 2011, watch online»
  • The Story of My Life (Audio Book) by Helen Keller (1888-1968), published 2012, hear online»
  • Bill Richardson,  Interview of James Bevel regarding the nature of nonviolence: “With love I can address the problem”, uploaded 2012, watch online»
  • Shalay Bevel, A video in memory of my father, Rev. James Luther Bevel, published 2013, watch online»
  • CollegeBinary, Three Minute Philosophy: Plato, uploaded 2010, watch online»
  • DukeLibDigitalColl, American Architecture Now: Charles Moore, 2008, watch online»
  • Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry, 2013, watch online»
  • fightforthefutu, Reset the Net: June 5th, 2014, watch online»
  • PsycheTruth, Splits Stretches Flexibility Workout How To Yoga For Beginnners, Cheer, Dance & Gymnastics, 2014, read online»
  • 12 Minute Splits Stretch Flexibility Workout For Beginners PsycheTruth, How To Tutorial For The Splits, 2013, watch online»
  • SevenEpicDancers, How to get your splits FAST!, 2013, watch online»
  • beautyyjana, How to Improve your Leg Extensions, 2013, watch online»
  • Darren Thompson, Jeanne Lanvin Perfume by Lanvin, uploaded 2012, watch online»
  • Lanvin, Video from the Archives, Jeanne Lanvin in fitting, uploaded 2012, watch online»
  • Lanvin Logo animated, Jeanne’s own love, uploaded 2014, watch online»
  • birdcantfly15, Alison Brie vs. Gary Oldman: Everyone vs Everything, 2014, watch online»
  • Shannon Hartman, Kevin Hart, Seriously Funny, 2014, watch online»
  • Expo/Presentation:
  • Fenster61, Christian Demarco: Mein Deutsch ist ein bisschen schlecht, website»
  • Artist Dani Karavan, Memorial to the Sinti and Roma of europe murdered under the national socialist regime, website»

Berlin/Germany, Week 22, 2014

As last week I am still thinking about this particular online space that I am using to show this what you see now. And this week I am thinking of the importance of this.

Purposefully I am watching, reading and hearing things I find (mostly) on the internet. (See below “Footnotes;”). And some things that I encounter stick more then other things. Things that stick are presumably the things that I find more interesting for one reason or the other. Perhaps the things that stick are the things that fit more with my idea of life in general, my work or they stand out to me because of timing in regards to current thought-flows or specific contexts. Which does not necessarily have to fit into the same context as the original source.

For example Socrates’ famous line which I heard/read again this week: "The unexamined life is not worth living." So firstly I am probably open to his philosophy in general. But then more in detail and specifically this sentence sticks. And while I am reflecting on this space where I am presenting my ‘things’ online. Fusing or combining these I am thinking that perhaps the artist’s process or work or even part of life unpublished in the age of online platforms is….also not worth of existence? So perhaps this particular online space is not an exhibition space per se, but or also a place or space or platform where the art or in this case my art can be examined? And closing with another line that stuck, from Renato Anelli: "Art must be in the everyday life." Intuitively these statements sat well with me, well before I thought about why they fit well with me.

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Project [Self-portraits]
Frans Huisman via email: “Zag dat je op veel plaatsen over de hele wereld leuke dingen doet. Klinkt als leven.”

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Kim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 23 MAY 2014, FOUND MONEY ON THE STREET AROUND 3AM, no.2, Berlin/Germany

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Footnotes;

  • Read:
  • Langston Hughes, As I Grew Older, 1902-1967, read online»
  • Langston Hughes, 50-50, 1902-1967, read online»
  • Langston Hughes, Bad Morning, 1902-1967, read online»
  • Langston Hughes, Cultural Exchange, 1902-1967, read online»
  • Langston Hughes, Acceptance 1902-1967, read online»
  • Walt Whitman, A Child’s Amaze, 1819-March 1892, read online»
  • Sara Teasdale, “The Dreams of My Heart”, 1884-1933, read online»
  • Sara Teasdale, “I Am Not Yours”, 1884-1933, read online»
  • Sara Teasdale, “Did You Never Know?”, 1884-1933, read online»
  • Sara Teasdale, “What Do I Care?”, 1884-1933, read online»
  • Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. „El Diario del Che en Bolivia.” Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. El Diario del Che en Bolivia. Cuba: Editorial de ciencias sociales, La Habana, 2009. Page 46, 362.
  • Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. „Actitud Mental Positiva .” Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. Actitud Mental Positiva . Vert. María Antonia Menini. New York: Vintage Español, Randon House, Inc., 2013. 409. Page 223-239
  • Film/Sound:
  • Francis Alÿs, Painting/Retoque, 2008, watch online»
  • Banco de la República, Francis Alÿs - Acerca de las Obras: Politica del Ensayo, 2009, watch online»
  • The Apology of Socrates, audiobook, PLATO (c. 428 BC - c. 347 BC) and Frances M. A. ROE ( - 1920), translated by Benjamin JOWETT (1817 - 1893), audiobook uploaded 2013, hear online»
  • Celia Lowenstein, Alain de Botton, Philosophy - A Guide to Happiness: Socrates on Self-Confidence, uploaded 2011, watch online»
  • Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war, Ted2014, watch online»
  • NewsweekVideo, Lee Wang, My Father, the Activist (Frida Berrigan daughter of peace activist Philip Berrigan), uploaded 2008, watch online»
  • MikeWardComedyDotCom, Mike Ward - Nasty Show, 2011, watch online»
  • baileyeland’s channel, Baily Land and Kalyn Krupke: Jeanne Paquin, uploaded 2011, watch online»
  • xSammMusic, Sam, Kiana, Anne: Mary Astell Video Project, uploaded 2012, watch online»
  • Mary Carol Murphy, 3 Minute Philosophy Mary Astell, uploaded 2012, watch online»
  • BigHappyDay, Suzanne Sterling - The World Is Harmony, uploaded 2012, watch online»
  • Bob, RHS Spanish Song  ♫ - Preterite vs. Imperfect, 2012, watch online»
  • SlusionProductions, Spanish Preterite vs. Imperfect Rap, 2011, watch online»
  • Sarah Beth Wood, Pretérito v. Imperfecto, 2013, watch online»
  • Estudieespanol, El Pretérito Imperfecto, 2011, watch online»
  • Murray Grigor, Carlo Scarpa - A Profile (documentary), 1996, watch online»
  • Jon Calvo, The Man Who Never Gave Up (175 Pound Transformation), uploaded 2013, watch online»
  • Pedro Almodóvar winning the Oscar® for Writing‬‬‬‬ “Talk to Her”, 2013, watch online»
  • Joshua Marston, Maria Full of Grace, 2004, watch online»
  • Ken Loach, Cathy Come Home, 1966
  • Expo/Presentation:
  • KOW Berlin, Chris Martin: Cool Drink on a Hot Day, website gallery»
  • Atelier Sam Grigorian, website artist»
  • Neue Schule für Fotografie, Perspektieven - Patrik Budenz, Jakob Wierzba, Tobias Wirth, website»

Berlin/Germany, Week 21, 2014

Since this blog-space is different then for example the “off-line” gallery space it has some pluses such as the internet connection part of it. So time or distance somehow also has a different meaning. With the help of links people could easily click to another work/space/information or whatever available on the web. And also dive back into what has done before or previous works. The minuses are there as well. But I would like to see it as a more liberating and freeing way to show my work. This space is free. Also while sharing I don’t have to be social, I don’t have to share the actual space and I don’t have to fit into a context. And from week to week I can do something different.

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Project [Self-portraits]
Via email, Goan Han Lim: “Ik vind het knap van je dat je zo lang in het buitenland kan blijven (hoe je dat voor elkaar krijgt … ).”

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Kim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 23 MAY 2014, FOUND MONEY ON THE STREET AROUND 3AM, no.1, Berlin/Germany

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Footnotes;

  • Film/Sound:
  • Isaac Julien, The Attendant, 1993, watch online»
  • Isaac Julien, Encore: Tabula Rasa (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010, watch online»
  • Yale courses, 4. Introduction to Plato’s Phaedo; Arguments for the existence of the soul, Part II, uploaded 2008, watch online»
  • Ashle and Henri, How to Do Sexy Latin Fusion Stylings, accessed 2014, watch online»
  • Lisa Maree, Follow Along Middle Splits Routine, 2013, watch online»
  • Willem Wever, Waarom kan niet iedereen de spagaat?, 2013, read/watch online»
  • COGTOOM, Hip Flexor Stretch, 2008, watch online»
  • BeastAesthetics, Frank Zane Vacuum Pose Tutorial, 2012, watch online»
  • Scott Brusawatch, Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!, published 2014,   watch online»
  • BuzzFeedBlue, Mind Tricks To Get What You Want, 2014, watch online»
  • The Mind Unleashed, Watch how this bicyclist responds when police gave him a ticket, 2014, watch online»
  • Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe, Ted2014, watch online»
  • Expo/Presentation:
  • Gallery Kimmerich, Margherita Manzelli: La casa delle farfalle, website»
  • Gallery BQ-Berlin, Richard Wright: Nine Chains to the Moon, 
    Alexandra Bircken: B.U.F.F., website»
  • Gallery Croy Nielsen, Hugh Scott-Douglas: eyes without a face, website»
  • Galerie Nagel Draxler, Dominik Sittig: Der ausdrückliche Horizont, website»

Berlin/Germany, Week 20, 2014

This blog space online is evidently also a space. So this week I was thinking about “how” to present my work/ing process in this particular space. And for now I just make a few shifts in the elements that I choose to present here.

First/top: this week-text. This part stays where it was.
Second: visuals of my work. Currently the 3 most active projects are [Bridges], [Sun-Penetrations] and [Self-Portraits]*)
*[Self-Portraits] will be there every week. In the form of a Block Quote, which is the (external) received remark. This I will place above the photograph.

Also I have chosen to change the header Week-input into Footnotes. Since I moved them to the bottom and since I see those things as part of me en my work development and lastly since they are moved now to the bottom somehow I find that fitting.

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Project [Self-portraits]
Soda Club, Simon: “Du bist ein sehr schnelle Lerner und last dich gut führen.”

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Kim Engelen, [Sun-Penetrations] 29 April 2014, IMG_5534, Berlin/Germany

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Footnotes;

  • Read:
  • lib.uchicago.edu, Submitted by Virginia Cox, New York University, 2004, Italian Women Writers: Modesta Pozzo, accessed 2014, read online»
  • Nicolas Doughty, Europe’s Peace Advocates Seek New Role - Meg Beresford, 1990, read online»
  • Angelika Unger, So macht allein essen gehen mehr Spaß, 2014, read online»
  • H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu, 1926, read online»
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Comfort, 1806-1861, read online»
  • Thomas Hardy, A Broken Appointment, 1840-1928, read online»
  • James Martin Devaney, The Frog Pool, 1890-1976, read online»
  • Ernest Christopher Dowson, April Lov, 1867-1900, read online»
  • Tu Fu, Alone, Looking for Blossoms Along the River, 712-770, read online»
  • Oscar Wilde, A Vision, 1854-1900, read online»
  • Lisel Mueller, Monet Refuses The Operation, 1924-, read online»
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, We Wear the Mask, 1872-1906, read online»
  • Erin Belieu, From On Being Fired Again, 1967, read online»
  • John Keats, A Thing of Beauty (Endymion), 1795 – 23 February 1821, read online»
  • Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. „El Diario del Che en Bolivia.” Guevara, Ernesto “Che”. El Diario del Che en Bolivia. Cuba: Editorial de ciencias sociales, La Habana, 2009. Page 44, 362.
  • Cynthia Lynn Wall, LCSW. „The Courage to Trust: A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships.” Cynthia Lynn Wall, LCSW. The Courage to Trust: A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 2004. 160. Page 68-end
  • Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. „Actitud Mental Positiva .” Napoleon Hill, W Clement Stone. Actitud Mental Positiva . Vert. María Antonia Menini. New York: Vintage Español, Randon House, Inc., 2013. 409. Page 196-215
  • Film/Sound:
  • European Graduate School EGS, Pierre Alferi- Intentions in Experimental Cinema, 2010, watch online»
  • EYE, Jaap Guldemond over Oskar Fischinger, 2012, watch online»
  • All Classic Video, Oskar Fischinger -An Optical Poem, 1938, watch online»
  • Uploaded by Sibidumbap, Edmund Husserl - Der Vater der Phänomenologie, uploaded 2013, watch online»
  • TAMUarchitecture, Renato Anelli presents “Lina Bo Bardi in the Frame of Brazilian Architecture”, 2013, watch online»
  • Rachael Herndon, architect Louis Sullivan, 2009, watch online»
  • iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay, 2014, watch online»
  • Kevin Briggs, The bridge between suicide and life, 2014, watch online»
  • Videofashion daily, Celine Phoebe Philo-Celine AW10-11, uploaded 2010, watch online»
  • Keith Truesdell, Chris Rock-Bring The Pain,1996, watch online»
  • Angela Jolie, In the Land of Blood and Honey, 2011
  • Richard Linklater, Before Midnight, 2013
  • Expo/Presentation:
  • Galerie Kamm Berlin, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Aperture & Orifice, website»

Amsterdam & The Hague & Rotterdam & Delft & Wessem & Maasbracht/Netherlands, Week 19, 2014

[Self-Portraits]
And again a reaction to one of the question of my “friends”.

"…why you allways talking about you? I have to look on your Dekolleté and the random light on your skin? MOVE! I don´t understand the Idea of your project. You are not giving anything exept an idea of your problem as a person always looking in a mirror.
(Sorry for my bad englishhhhh)
M.”

In my [Self-Portraits] series I don’t filter out any remarks or exclamations I receive. Positive or negative, I copy them the way I receive them and as good as I can or remember (in case I receive them ‘off-line’). Correct or incorrect (to my taste) I put them into my [Self-Portraits] where they become part of my [Self-Portraits]. After a while it is quit possible that some names of people pop up more frequent then others. Because of this one might think that these people are more close to me, but in fact in our digital era and since I post all my new work (up until now) online, it could also mean that these people are somehow following me and/or my work. Still these received statements form part of my [Self-Portraits].

I can not really help it if (a lot of) the remarks I receive are sexist in a way or critical or sincere or whatever. This is what I pick-up as a female living and as an artist working (currently) in Berlin. Unintentionally this might provoke or stir up some conversation because I show these. But I am just showing what I receive, and as I said I don’t alter or add or edit out messages.

Yes, I could change my appearance or I could of course alter or edit out some of my ‘scenes’ and then the remarks I receive could be different. But then would it still be (from my side) an open and sincere self-portrait? For example here in Berlin I go out in the salsa/bachata/kizomba scene and there are 3 not uncommon questions I receive while dancing: Where are you from?, How old are you?, What is your phone number? With slight variations, such as or Where do you live?, Do you have a boyfriend, Do you have a husband? One could perceive this as: either flattering or sexist, LGBT-unaware, superficial, age-discriminative or such. Nevertheless this should the viewer find out for themselves. Since I only show/write down the remarks I receive. And only the ones which are a more specific reaction to me/my presence/my movements or whatever. Either sincere or not of course. I don’t discriminate in that sense.
This is what I get and what I give or return in the form of my [Self-Portraits].

This might make some (unaware) men more aware what the female sex has to endure. I write endure because the male gaze could make/makes certain females quit aware of their appearance or worse.
So yes I probably can steer a lot. But the viewer comes in with his/her own background when looking at my work [Self-Portraits].

Week-input; 

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Kim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 9 May 2014, DECOLLETE SHOT OR SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEHOW BLUE, Amsterdam/Netherlands

2 months ago / 1 note

Berlin/Germany, Week 18, 2014

[Self-Portraits]
Since a few weeks I am thinking of a work I did in 1999. The work has a Dutch title: “Omschrijf een Kunstenaar” (English: Describe an Artist). Somehow I had forgotten about this work. But interestingly this work pops up as one of the first images when you Google my name: Kim Engelen. In the collage I am Photoshopped naked from head to toe in black in white standing in front of the map of the Netherlands. On my naked body I Photoshopped in the form of labels all the descriptions that people gave when I asked them to describe an artist. These descriptions I received when I went to all the bigger cities of the 12 provinces throughout the Netherlands and asked strangers to describe an artist.

Week-input; 

imageKim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 24 September 2013, 8 HOURS DRIVING ONE DAY AFTER MY MOTHERS BIRTHDAY, Maasbracht/Netherlands

Berlin/Germany, Week 17, 2014

[Self-Portraits]
"Why don’t you give?" A good friend asked me. "Why only write what other people are saying and not what you are saying to them."
I can answer that. Because 1. I think that any self-portrait is in itself already giving. The gesture of doing the self-portraits means daring to ‘open up’ to the gaze of the viewer. And once ‘out-there’, surrendering to whatever the viewer sees, whatever the viewer wants to understand and/or whatever the viewer can witness. 2. In the process of making the [Self-Portraits] I want to have this perceiving power (or opinion about me) already part of my self-portrait. Because who am I? Am I what I think that I am? How I look or act? Am I how people see me? Am I the same when I am alone or when I am with someone I hardly know? It is almost like making art. For whom are we or am I making art? Am I making art for my own pleasure, expression or voyage? Or am I making it for you? Or for the market? The art discourse?

Week-input; 

imageKim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 27-28 April 2014, EATING A PANCAKE AFTER MIDNIGHT, Berlin/Germany

Berlin/Germany, Week 16, 2014

[Self-Portraits]
Two weeks ago I wrote that it was like a game to react with a self-portrait to the exclamation/s about me. This week I browsed through them to see which one would fit. So it was actually an already made self-portrait photo that fitted with the exclamation that I am showing this week. Which is also not an exclamation from this week. But one that I found this week, while trying to clean up my inbox and finding too many un-replied (super nice) emails. Does this text now also become part of the self-portraits…?

Week-input; 

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Kim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 19 April 2014, LOATHING ONLINE TIME, Berlin/Germany

Berlin/Germany, Week 15, 2014

[Self-Portraits]
Although I am interested in art, fashion, feminism, pacifism, music, dance or whatever. This does not mean that I am creating a scenery to show these examples of interests in. Also this project does not try to act out a certain (lack of) power, gender, sexiness or whatever. I truly try to be real and not fake anything. Ok I steer here and there. And I make up the frame to show “me” in. But that is about it. Maybe the thing is that I try to be “open”. And by doing this I have to be a little dishonest. I mean, I show expressions of people about me. Which most of them probably don’t know that I am doing that. I got feedback from a few who did know the project and they told me they were wary to tell me things in the future afraid that I would ” use” it for my project. This is of course a bummer. Because then the project thus starts to hamper my “real” communication, which is part of “me”. Which then is not so open anymore. But I can’t help myself I have to continue. I get too many remarks that I just (have to) show.

Week-input; 

imageKim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 22 Jan 2014, THE FIRST TIME THAT AN EX TENANT SEND ME A NUDE TORSO PICTURE OF HIMSELF VIA WHATAPP, Maasbracht/Netherlands

Berlin/Germany, Week 14, 2014

[Self-Portraits]
Ha I like it. It is like a little game. I get an exclamation about me. And then I show a photo of me that I made myself. Last week it was a direct reaction (a new made photograph) on a comment. This week I went through my “archive” of self made portraits of myself and choose a photograph that I saw fit.

Week-input; 

imageKim Engelen, [Self-Portraits], 1 May 2012, SENSING BERLIN, Berlin/Germany

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