Scenes From My BackyardSce­nes From my Bac­ky­ard is a 4-chan­nel video instal­la­ti­on in coo­p­e­ra­ti­on with Alexan­der de Vree and Maris­ka Hogen­doorn. It is a ‘pano­ra­mic tableau vivant’ in which moving pano­ra­mic ima­ges are exten­ded over 4 adja­cent pro­jec­ti­on-screens. In a 15 minu­tes long time lap­se sequen­ce, the spec­ta­tor is taken along dif­fe­rent ‘eve­ry­day sce­nes’ of a fami­ly in their backyard.

In this pro­ject, an estran­ged atmos­p­he­re is cre­a­ted out of eve­ry­day situ­a­ti­ons, by cre­a­ting arti­fi­ci­al came­ra-move­ments and playing the mate­ri­al back and forth at dif­fe­rents speeds during edi­ting. The extre­me­ly wide­an­g­le ima­ges for this pro­jects are shot at regu­lar inter­vals of 1–2 seconds through a spe­ci­al 360-degrees pano­ra­mic lens. (This same tech­ni­que is being used befo­re in 24H Pano­ra­ma)

Scenes From My BackyardAlexan­der de Vree works as an actor and the­a­tre-direc­tor and is one of the ini­ti­a­tors of the­at­regroup Cow­boy bij Nacht.

Maris­ka Hogen­doorn is visu­al artist and tea­ches art.

This pro­ject is exhibited:

  • novem­ber 9 — decem­ber 9 2006, 18.00 hr — late, Video­wall Stads­schouw­burg Utrecht (NL)
  • april 1 — april 17 2007, 20.30 hr — late, Video­wall Stads­schouw­burg Utrecht (NL)

Video­wall is a pro­ject of Lazy Marie and Stads­schouw­burg Utrecht. In 2006, 4 young audio­vi­su­al artists were com­mis­si­o­ned to cre­a­te a video-work, to be pro­jec­ted on the faca­de of the stads­schouw­burg Utrecht.