ASTRID VAN NIMWEGEN : GARAGE DOOR PIECES
Living in the middle of the farming fields, Astrid is strongly connected with and inspired by the landscape and the ever changing weather of the Dutch south-west. At the same time she travels – literally and figuratively.
It is as if these oppositions are reflected in her work: passionately connected to video, her work is an ongoing search for balance between minimalism, conceptualism, theatricality, the language of cinema and ritualistic forms of storytelling.
Garage Doors as presented in Sub urban video lounge is a studious collection of shots, where the artist´s only decisions seem to be the position of the camera, the moment of the shot and the duration of the opening of the door.
By these decisions Astrid gives us the possibility to really see something, the changing of the light, the movement of the clouds, the reflections on the wet concrete floor, a leave blown by the wind...
LONG SHOTS #35