Jeroen Eisinga

As It Was Revealed Unto Jeroen Eisinga (1998) 16mm, 35mm, , 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

A picturesque view of a country road gives way to an idyllic tableau of a whitewashed farmhouse, in front of which sits a buxom woman dressed in Dutch folk costume holding a chubby bare baby, whom she cheerfully chuckles. Russian sacred music. Mother and child gaze serenely smiling, straight at the camera. They ascend on high.

"The original footage of As it was Revealed Unto Jeroen Eisinga was 16mm negative film. For the filming, I hired an Aerial Platform to lift the woman and her child (my actors) up in front of their background. But because we were standing on muddy soil, the platform was very wobbly and the safety mechanism became activated, and the machine refused to go up. To get around this, we disconnected the safety button. The ride up was very bumpy and hazardous. The platform was shaking from left to right, and the machine was hard to control. It went like 'BANG BANG BANG STOP OK A BIT MORE UP,' and so on. We were up there filming with a naked baby and her mom, sitting at half a meter near the edge of the platform with the guard rail removed so that it wouldn't block the view. There were also two giant heaters blowing heat at the actors to prevent the baby from catching a cold (it was in November and near freezing), and there were three other crew members on the platform as well. I was honestly afraid the whole thing would capsize, and we were at 15 meters above the ground! The original footage we shot was shocking and didn't give the smooth image I had hoped for. So later I decided to slow the image down to make it all look smoother. In order to do that, I needed to make an inter-positive print and after that a new negative, but because of the amount of detail in the film (especially the checkered pattern in the woman's dress) I decided to have an inter-positive made on 35mm and a new negative on 35mm as well. I wanted to have as little loss of quality as possible. I tried a 16mm print from the 35mm negative, but the quality and the colors looked horrible. So I made a 35mm print for projection. I projected it only once in The Netherlands and the quality looked amazing. With some films the quality doesn't matter that much, but with this one I really wanted the audience to get into a religious state of mind or mood, and the beautiful quality and the size of the projection helps to achieve this feeling." -J.E.

16mm Rental: $30
35mm Rental: $100

Jeroen Eisinga

Cool Lakes of Death, The (2004) 16mm, , 8 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A young woman, dressed in a 17th century dress looks out over a lake. We move towards her and disappear underneath her dress, where we find ourselves inside a small theatre. A young lad on stage, Tom Sawyer, tells us a tale about a 'fallen lady' who tries to ogle him. Later he finds her dead body on a field. A 'whodonnit?'

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Green-Eyed Monster (2000) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A closed door at the end of a hallway in a deserted shcoolbuilding. Near the door hang a firehose and an absentee list. Behing the door we hear a domestic fight developing to a climax. Someone shouts "Die bitch, die". Silence.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jeroen Eisinga

40-44-PG (1993) 16mm, , 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

On a small B road outside the city, near an electric mast, a Volkswagen Beetle circles around without a driver. Within the same circuit a blindfolded man walks in the in opposite direction from the car. From time to time he narrowly misses the mechanically-drive vehicle. There is never an actual collision, and he doesn't get run over. In the distance a black parked car can sometimes be detected

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Canoe (RED) (1993) 16mm, , 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A young man sits in a red canoe in a ditch in a Dutch meadow. He hasn't got a paddle and the canoe isn't moving - the ditch is so narrow that it would be impossible to move anyway. The yound man, the artist Jeroen Eisinga himself, has an unexpectant look, unfocussed and unprotesting, almost resigned. Every now and again he glances casually over his shoulder, or makes the canoe wobble slightly.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Desire / Yearning (2002) 16mm, , 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

A dead zebra lies on a black and white checkered floor and gradually deflates over a period of several months, filmed in time lapse. The corpse appears to be breathing.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Gerndinand & Corline (1996) 16mm, , 9 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A deaf couple walks along a fence communicating in sign language. They are followed by a blind girl holding a stick and rattling it against the fence. Later the words "The Future" roll over the girl and we see the same girl, at a younger age, observing the scene.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Grey Zone (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 34.5 min

Keywords: Structural

Pulsating green light. In an undefined, dim outdoors space with the horizon marked by a round traffic sign, like a deserted borderline the fiure of a man looms up. He walks into the space, passes the traffic sign and disappears in the distance out of the picture. This is repeated several times - the film has has an inbuilt 'loop'.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Night Porter (1993) 16mm, , 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Philosophical

The picture is split vertically on the screen. At the left a figure lies on the ground in a cocoon-like sleeping bag, seen from above. On the right side an obscure ballet finds place with a dog a man and turning door. The man lets some chickens escape from inside his coat.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeroen Eisinga

People are Foolish, They don't know how to fly. (1998) , 5 min

Keywords: Philosophical

A man who is covered with tattoos lies on his bed in his room, the walls of which are covered with fraffitis. A stream-of-consciousness monologue spoken in German with a slightly mocking tone, on the subject of flying. The man finally stands up and squashes an insect against the window pane.

Rental: $30.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Poor Sheep (1997) , 5 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Low angle. A sheep lies on its back in a field. Its legs stick up into the air helplessly. We hear the sound of the animals desperate breathing. A lapwing calls. The ground trembles as a train passes by in the background.

Rental: $25.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Sixth Sense, The (1994) 16mm, , 3 min

Keywords: Children & Youth, Films about Film, Media

An industrial terrain surrounded by fences. Behind a fence a fiercely barking dog appears, froth foams from its jaws. A young girl winds up an old fashioned camera, and starts filming the dog. The dog gets scared and runs off.

Rental: $250.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Idiot, The (1999) , 7 min

Rental: $30.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Most Important Moment in my Life, The (1995) , 5 min

Rental: $30.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Knit Knit Sundown Salon, The (2004) , min

Curator Fritz Haeg invited me to collaborate on an art event celebrating knitting and handcraft, to be held at hes LA-based art space, "Sundown Salon," in February of 2004. The daylong event included art installations, performances and a film/video screening. Guests were invited to bring projects to work on and wear clothes they'd made. I produced this video as documentation of the event.

Jeroen Eisinga

Sewn Film Performance (2003) , min

I cut several Super-8 films that I had previously made into one or two foot strips. I then altered them through means of handcraft: I sewed bits of fabric onto them, and painted them, and cut some of them in half vertically in order to sew mis-matched halves together. The performance consisted of a live video of my hands feeding strips of Super-8 film into a film projector- this video image was shown to the left of the projected film strips. The soundtrack was simply the sound of the film projector's motor. The video provides documentation of the performance, and shows what the audience saw. During the duration of the performance, I was positioned on the floor, sitting within the crowd.

Jeroen Eisinga

Next Stop (2002) , min

Vienna as seen riding the old trams, beautiful and slightly claustrophobic.

Rental: $40.00

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