START POINT PRIZE – Prize for emerging artists

Lisa-Marie Vlietstra

This body of work consists out of 3 short films, a sequence of autobiographical nature. The works enfold the attempt of understanding one’s personal heritage, closely observing main characters of influence. 1# ‘Look At Me’ 2014 Short film, 10 min. 2# ‘We Have To Do This For Lisa’ 2013 Short film, 19 min. 3# ‘Grandmother with Horse’ 2012 Short film, 7 min. My work enfolds a sincere interest in human relationships. It derives from a neccesity to come to an understanding of the world and the people in it, the other and the self. How we relate to one another and how we define ourselves towards eachother. How we are shaped to see and portray ourselves the way we do. I investigate these questions trough positioning the camera between my subject and me, creating a powerplay, a struggle in representation of self, an unusual relationship. My work is often of autobiographical nature, investigating a personal heritage, closely observing , framing, tormenting characters of main influence. The work tries to transform the personal into the universal, dealing with the semantics of relationships, the origin of self, family tragedy, adressing the human and the elementary. The work is imbedded with retrospective qualities that find their origins in my personal history, influencing my artistic practice, the work itself and inevitably the viewer.

Education 2010-2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. 2013 Honoursprogram ‘Cracking Cobra’, A collaboration between the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Cobra Museum, Amstelveen. 2002-2008 Almere College Kampen VWO Exhibitions 2014 Steenbergen Stipendium, Het Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam 2014 Best Of Graduates, Gallerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam 2014 Graduation Show 2014, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. 2014 Constant Companion, Rietveld In the Old Church, Amsterdam. A collaboration with Jannemarein Renout. 2013 Overal/Avral part II, Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam. 2013 Overal/Avral in collaboration with Fotodepartament, Chetvert, Saint Petersburg, Russia. 2013 Untersicht, Die Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany. 2013 ‘Cracking Cobra’, A collaboration with the Cobra museum, Amstelveen. 2013 Manifestation #1, De Slang, Amsterdam. 2013 Playing with Reality, Vetterstraat 66, Amsterdam. 2012 Rietveld Uncut ‘The Making Of’, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke grond, Amsterdam. A collaboration with Jannemarein Renout. 2012 Pop-up Bookstore, Galerie de Schans, Amsterdam. 2012 Foto Expositie, Galerie de Schans, Amsterdam. Nominations Steenbergen Stipendium 2014, Het Nederlands Fotomuseum, 6th of september till november the 2nd, Gebouw Las Palmas
Wilhelminakade 332, Rotterdam. Prizes 2014 Public Prize award Ron Mandos Best Of Graduates (public’s favorite)