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Deep dark mountain thoughts

 

“Karina Beumer werkt in dit eerste deel van de residentie verder op de video ‘Deep Dark Mountain Thoughts’ en dwaalt net als Molly, de protagonist uit de video, gedurende twee maanden door de residentie. Molly, die in de residentie verblijft, wordt getuige van de geboorte van een soortgenoot. Een creatieproces dat Beumer op verschillende plekken in de residentie activeert. Tegelijkertijd worden de avonturen van Molly gedocumenteerd in een residentie-dagboek en krijgt iedereen die in het huis rondloopt een plaats in Molly’s queeste. Beumers’ werk vertrekt steeds vanuit de tekenkunst, maar leidt vaak tot andere kunstvormen zoals muziek, sculpturen, videokunst, publicaties en animatie. In haar vreemde universum brengt zij banale zaken in contact met eigen creaties. Haar werk is kritisch humoristisch.”

“In this first part of the residency, Karina Beumer continues to work on the video “Deep Dark Mountain Thoughts” and wanders, just like Molly the protagonist from the video, through the residency. Molly, who resides at the residency, witnesses the birth of a fellow-species. A creation process that is activated by Beumer in various corners of the residency. At the same time, Molly’s adventures are documented in a residency-diary and everyone who walks around in the house is entangled in Molly’s quest. Beumers’ work always starts from drawing, but often leads to other art forms such as music, sculptures, video art, publications and animation. In her alien universe she connects banal issues with personal creations. Her work is critically humorous.”

– Charlotte van Buylaere

 

“Voor mij ontwaar ik enkele lange smalle gestalten. (…) Ze lijken op naakte roze vingers, maar dan zonder gewrichten of beenderen. Van veraf lijken ze op rechtopstaande darmen of tentakels vastgevroren in hun beweging. De laatste dagen kom ik ze overal in het huis tegen, zelfs tot in de badkamer en slaapkamer. Maar hun stille voorkomen ervaar ik niet als bedreigend. Integendeel, ik heb de indruk dat wij elkaars gezelschap opzoeken. (…) Toch bewaar ik een gezonde afstand. Wie weet wat er aan hen kleeft, wat in hen leeft, of juist niet. Ik onderdruk mijn nieuwsgierigheid, zoals ik de laatste tijd al te heftige gevoelens onderdruk.”

– Alan Quireyns

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speciale dank aan Katrin Kamrau, Charlotte Van Buylaere, Greet Vlegels, Alan Quireyns, Lin Gerritse, Pierre Coric, Emu Séné, Steven, Lukas Verdijk, Molly, Pierre, Margot Zweers, Welmer Keesmaat, Philip Filip, Baptiste Audousset, Walter Swennen

The following pictures are taken by Matthias Yzebaert

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Public Relations

 

“Where do the characters go when the story ends? is both a book and a film trilogy. It comprises Beumer’s recent films ‘Open for new challenges’, ‘Was het maar zo makkelijk’ (If only it were that easy) and ‘We have to think of something else’ (part One and Two). The book chronicles each film frame by frame, interspersing images with texts by Eleanor Duffin, Brenda Tempelaar, Céline Mathieu, Ingrid Verhoeven, Dennis Van Mol, Els, Lise Lotte ten Voorde, Puck Vonk, Stijn Huijts and an accompanying ‘director’s commentary’ dialogue between Beumer and Publication Studio’s Yin Yin Wong, which documents the development of the book itself.

In the spirit of Beumer’s practice, this project is a process of accumulation. Within the films, scripts are build up by being repeatedly enacted, continuously altered and constantly renegotiated. Tools of communication — translation, indication, instruction, and explanation — become stage directions and create entry points for improvisation, weaving reality throughout the scripts that somehow, perhaps through the act of framing itself as art, becomes a fiction of its own. And just as the film becomes an exhibition becomes a book, the status of the participants shifts along with the work too — elements fold onto each other as people unexpectedly find themselves at once an incidental bystander and a star of the film, somehow signing their autographs at its book launch.”
– Publication Studio Rotterdam

Where do the characters go when the story ends?
2015 – 2018 filmnovel, Publication Studio Rotterdam
Redactie en video en vorm: Karina Beumer,
Schrijvers: Geoffrey de Beer, Erik Hagoort, Brenda Tempelaar, Winnie Claessens, Alexandra Crouwers, Valerie Van Roey, Céline Mathieu, Ingrid Verhoeven, Dennis Van Mol, Karl Ove Knausgård, Ruth Joos, Els, Simon Kentgens, Welmer Keesmaat, Edwin Deen, Stefan Wouters, Stefan van der Meer, Nico Dockx, Hans de Jonge, Lydia Debeer, Timo van Grinsven, Lise Lotte ten Voorde, Eleanor Duffin, Yin Yin Wong, Stijn Huijts, Puck Vonk. Vormgeving: Yin Yin Wong
Pages: 342, Dimensions: 140㎜ × 240㎜ × 26㎜, ISBN: 9789492308160, Prijs: 32 euro

Showreel Filmtrilogy
2015-2019 HDV colour, stereo 10’51”
with: Open for new challenges, Was het maar zo makkelijk, We have to think of something else, Where do the characters go when the story is over and You probably think this song is about you.
Special thanks to: Puck Vonk, Karl Ove Knausgård, Ruth Joos, YinYin Wong, Nico Dockx, Timo van Grinsven, Hans de Jonge, Geoffrey de Beer, Winnie Claessens.


Open For New Challenges
2016, HDV color stereo 30’13’’
with Geoffrey de Beer, Bart Vanderbiesen, Tiago Duarte, Erik Hagoort, Brenda Tempelaar, Winnie Claessens, Céline Mathieu, Mihnea Mircan, Alessandro Melis, Valerie Van Roey, Ingrid Verhoeven

Was Het Maar Zo Makkelijk
2016, HDV color stereo | 22’37”
with: Karl Ove Knausgård, Ruth Joos, Els, Simon Kentgens, Welmer Keesmaat, Edwin Deen, Stefan Wouters, Stefan van der Meer, Nico Dockx


We Have To Think Of Something Else
2016,HDV color stereo 11’35”
with: Hans de Jonge, Lydia Debeer, Timo van Grinsven

Every time she thinks or reads the word meta,
she has to search again for its meaning.”
— Eleanor Duffin


Publiekswerking (videostill)
2018, HDV colour, no sound, loop

Filmkritiek
2019, HDV color stereo 05’40’’
cameo: Marc Bijl

Artistic Strategies

You probably think this song is about you
2018, HD video, colour, stereo, 02’27’’
text: Carly Simon, voice: Femmy Jo van der Molen


The Open Call
(How to tame the multi headed dragon in the palace of mirrors?)
2018, HD video, colour, stereo, 11’57’’
video, montage and drawings: Karina Beumer
sound: Katinka de Jonge, Igor Kłaczyński, voice: Liesje De Laet
translation: Brenda Tempelaar
special thanks to: Pascal Gielen, Lara Garcia Diaz, Peter Lemmens, Jan Reimus

NL The Open Call (How to tame the multi-headed dragon in the palace of mirrors?) is een video-installatie waarin de toeschouwer wordt opgenomen in een mindfullness-sessie op een beeldscherm. De sessie wordt verschillende malen onderbroken door binnenkomende e-mails e-mails, die je oproepen om te reageren op deOpen Call (urgent). We drijven verder met badende apen, dansende tenen, een man die zijn ervaring deelt tijdens zijn jaar offline te leven, en het fenomeen zelfexploitatie (maar dan slaat de hydra toe af met haar lokroep (of hebben we dat zelf gedaan?)). (Zijn we al een computer geworden?) Tijdens de sessie worden we, samen met de Open Source-shells, ‘opgeladen’ door Toolland de verwarmingslamp.

ENG The Open Call (How to tame the multi-headed dragon in the palace of mirrors?) is a video installation in which the spectator is taken into a mindfulness session that is interrupted by various e-mails calling you to respond to the Open Call (urgent). We drift off with bathing monkeys, dancing toes, a man who shares his experience to live offline for a year, and the phenomenon self-exploitation (but then the hydra has already slayed us with its lure (or did we do that ourselves?) (Have we not already become a computer?)))? After each session we, together with the Open Source shells, are ‘charged’ by Toolland the heating lamp.

The Missing Scene
2018, HD video, stereo, 06’28”
sound: Igor Kłaczyński
music: Hard End Soft

Dear Michael Dean
2017, travel journey
Eleanor Duffin & Karina Beumer cycle from Antwerp to Munster (Skulptur Projekte) to Kassel (documenta14)
questions by: Eleanor Duffin, Karina Beumer
drawings: Karina Beumer
artists: Hito Steyerl, Pierre Huyghe, Ayse Erkmens, Jeremy Deller, Michael Dean, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Maria Hassabi, Douglas Gordon, Termokiss / Toestand / Happy Positiv / Soshenko 33
warm showers: Rick, Barbara, Ingrid, Koen, Christa, Frans
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Mobile Autonomy
Exercises in Artists’ Self Organization
2015, with: Frederik Vergaert, Valérie de Ghellinck, Pascal Gielen, Nico Dockx, Frederike Landau, Thomas Hirschhorn and Stacy Brafield

Schermafbeelding 2019-02-28 om 16.54.47Metamonumentperformancevideo
Collaboration with Marek van de Watering
HVD colour, stereo 22’49’’
The critical tourism series, is created by architecture studio Centrala. It is an evolving guided-tour throughout Warsaw’s memoryscape. Małgorzata Kuciewicz shows Marek and Karina the metamonument: a monument about a monument. Marek and Karina try to add an other layer in to this term, and therefore create a metamonumentperformance. In this queste, some questions arise: What is the battle of the monuments? Can documentation be a strategy? Is possible to do anything at this monument without making unconscious propaganda? And: how to be careful? The visitors of this performance where asked (for) to (be) (a) present. Present: not past or future: now / Present: to appear in a particular place / Present: a gift / Present: to show or manifest. Paralel to this, an official permission is needed for this action. And an unexpected meta-metamonumentperformance appears.

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Iron Sky 2 (the making of)
2017, HDV colour, stereo, 13’58”

Curator Wouter Van Loo invites Karina Beumer to take part in a group exhibition. He promotes the exhibition as: “An exhibition with six young female artists.” Therefore Karina invites Wouter to execute her work: to built a tribune for the exhibition. She also gives Wouter the task to document his (her) work in video. Karina cuts the material using her female gaze, and tries to objectify Wouter. The tribune was on show during the exhibition, accompanied with the edited film footage. After the exhibition, Karina uses the parts of the tribune as a book closet in her studio. Wouter gets the video file in return.

Curator Wouter Van Loo nodigt Karina Beumer uit om deel te nemen aan een groepstentoonstelling. Hij promoot de tentoonstelling als: “Een tentoonstelling met zes jonge vrouwelijke kunstenaars.” Hierop nodigt Karina Wouter uit om haar werk uit te voeren: om een tribune te bouwen voor de tentoonstelling. Ze geeft Wouter ook de taak om zijn werkproces te documenteren met video. Karina monteert dit materiaal door haar vrouwelijke blik te gebruiken en probeert Wouter te objectiveren. De tribune is te zien tijdens de tentoonstelling, vergezeld met de montage van de filmbeelden door Wouter. Na de tentoonstelling gebruikt Karina de tribune als een boekenkast in haar studio. In ruil krijgt Wouter krijgt het videobestand.
video: https://vimeo.com/222192245

BOOK LAUNCH prelude

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Toolland, Johann, Roland, Brenda, Martin, Philip, Puck, Nico & you
2015, Drawings, video, installation, book.
Performances: ‘Official welcome’ executed by Wouter Davidts & THE verboden boys,
‘Five Nominees’ executed by Ad van Rosmalen
‘Readings’ executed by the jury, Dora Garcia, Joris Ghekiere, Steve Van den Bosch, Ellen Augustynen and Koen Theys – dresscode: Black and White


Toolland, Johann, Roland, Brenda, Martin, Philip, Puck, Nico & you THE GUIDEBOOK
2015
Published by Uitgeverij Digitalis
written by Brenda Tempelaar, Puck Vonk, Roland Roos, Nico Dockx, Karina Beumer
Edited by Karina Beumer
Transcription and proof-reading by Lise Lotte ten Voorde, Tom l’Istelle, Nico Dockx
Pages: 101
Dimensions: 145㎜ × 210㎜ × 8㎜
ISBN: 978-9-462-28657-3
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Total Art Workout
Karina vs. Karina
2014 – 2015, An aerobic dance class with movements from art history.

collaboration with Karina van Leengoed – basic concept: Linde Luyten, Line Broeckx, Julie Van de Meuter, Karina van Leengoed and Karina Beumer – Performed in: museum de Pont Tilburg NL, Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam NL, Sint Lucas Antwerp BE, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam NL, galerie mariondecannière and trampoline Antwerp BE, Beaufort beyond borders (shirtologie edition) Iconostase Surjetée Oostende BE – Pictures: Dorenda Verhaegen, Edwin Deen, Denise Mots, Puck Vonk.
movements inspired on: Edvard Munch, Joseph Beuys, John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman, Paul McCarthy, Gilbert & George, Francis Alÿs, Tino Sehgal, Ulay and Abramovic, Jérôme Bel – T-Shirts by: Erich Weiss, Tere Recarens, Nico Dockx, Gianni Motti, Mark Wallinger, Philip Emde, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sef Peeters, Geoffrey de Beer and Otto van Berchem.


The painter and the knight
2014, video colour, sound, 00’32”


The Open Quest
2018, HD video, colour, stereo, 17’22’’
video,interview, montage and drawings: Karina Beumer
with: Pascal Gielen, Lara Garcia Diaz
interview: Katinka de Jonge, Karina Beumer, Liesje De Laet
translation: Brenda Tempelaar


Johann about ceramics being the new video (videostill)
2015, HDV colour, 04’18”

Media offline
2018, HDV colour, stereo, 02’33” (loop)

 

Ghostwriters

 

How about a ghostwriter writing a deleted scene for an offscreen character? 
2018, HDV colour, no sound, 10’04”
collaboration with Peter Lemmens

Een reeks landschappen schuift traag voorbij. Achtergronden voor een tekenfilm die elkaar verzadigen tot een voorgrond. Een voice-over spreekt niet tot de kijker, maar tot iemand die zich buiten beeld bevindt. Een onopgemerkt personage, het kunnen er ook meer zijn. Een groep omstanders. Een filmcrew, misschien. Er is ook wat muziek, maar het is niet meteen duidelijk of dit een echt deel van de scène is of een soundtrack die er in postproductie werd overgeplaatst.

A series of landscapes slowly passes by. Backgrounds or an animation that saturate each other to create a foreground. A voice over speaks not to the viewer but to someone off-screen. An unnoticed character, or maybe multiple. A group of bystanders. A film crew, perhaps. There is also music, but it is not immediately clear whether this is really part of the scene or a soundtrack that was added in post-production. 


Unsound methods or how I preferred the movie
2018
collaboration with Peter Lemmens
Lomez Publishing
A digital movie file (06 themissingscene_jungletrailerssummary_karinabeumer.mp4) was opened with an incompatible software (TextEdit) resulting in an illegible novelization of the film.
36 unique volumes, soft cover, black & white
Pages: 18106
Dimensions: 150 mm x 23o mm
Price:
first edition (36 volumes) 650 euros
second edition (per volume) 22 euros
diversions.be

picture: Welmer Keesmaat / Katrin Kamrau

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A series of (in)direct questions to one or two or three authors of a casually collected set of publications without it being immediately clear whom or which publication these address.
2018
Tique salon 14, with Brenda Tempelaar, Peter Lemmens
pictures: Welmer Keesmaat and Katrin Kamrau


Ghostwriters
2017, HDV colour, stereo 10’51”
As performer Alex Cecchetti requests volunteers to come to the stage, it’s you who will take care of the public interaction. Alex does not know how big his influence on this video-research is. In parallel to that, sound-designer Igor Kłaczyński transforms written text into sound and you will loose a finger. Special thanks to Eleanor Duffin and Agnieszka Sosnowska.

 

Feelings

 


Molly always seems to be stuck between the frames*
2019 HDV, colour, screensaver, no sound, 10’19” loop
* vrij naar Patricia Pisters, The Neuro-Image -A Deleuzian Film-Philosophy of Digital Screen Culture- (2012), Stanford University Press, p. 54

Could it be a picture in my mind?
2019, HDV colour, stereo, 05’28” (loop)
Voice: Nina Goedegebure

What you gonna do in the milkyway (anyway)?
2019, HDV colour stereo
music: Hard End Soft (Welmer Keesmaat, Edwin Deen, Karina Beumer)
special guest appearance: Eleanor Duffin, Garry Loughlin, Geeske de Boer-Visser


Falling, falling
2018, HDV colour, loop
sound: Igor Kłaczyńsk

Badkamerscene (videostill)
2018, HDV colour, 00’58”
sound: Katinka de Jonge and Igor Kłaczyński

Feelings
2015, pen on paper
(particuliere collectie)
Feelings

Feelings
2015, 3’47”
Executed by Céline Mathieu
music advisor: Mihnea Mircan
reference: Iván Argote
during the vernissage: Geoffrey de Beer & Karina Beumer, Open for new challenges, Base Alpha Gallery Antwerp BE

 

Philip

 

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Philip at From white paper to whiteboard
Extra City, 20.06.2019, 18h00-20u30
With Peter Lemmens, Brenda Tempelaar, Karina Beumer.
Performance executed by Gary Leddington and Karina Beumer.
Pictures: 1. Chloé Op de Beeck, 2. Ellen

Gary mirrors Philip and speaks about her consistents, ideas, references, presence, goals, questions and feelings. Meanwhile Karina maps this journey.

Event text: “As a standalone second discussion of a study group on distribution in art, this visual thinking exercise spins off to look more at the artwork itself, its possible configurations and an artist’s point of view. Artworks are often given a very concentrated distribution: an exhibition, sometimes limited to the opening of an exhibition, an article, a quick advertisement, … They might be an ultimate consumer product, peaking very fast and disappearing arguably even faster. How can art grasp its own distribution? Which roles can distribution play in an artistic practice? How are these models of distribution feeding back into artistic practices? What does art leave slipstreaming in its wake?”


Interview with Philip the Painting (videostill)
2015, HDV colour, sound 01’21”

 

Paper

 

2020, I show you I show you I show you I show you (ink on paper, 100 x 70 cm)

2020, I show you I show you I show you I show you (ink on paper, 100 x 70 cm)

2020, I show you I show you I show you (ink on paper, 100 x 70 cm)

2020, I show you I show you I show you (ink on paper, 100 x 70 cm)

2018, I show you,  ink on paper, W 420 mm × H 590 mm

2018, I show you, ink on paper, W 420 mm × H 590 mm

2017, Choose the character, ink on paper, H 277 mm × W 354 mm

2017, Choose the character, ink on paper, H 277 mm × W 354 mm

2017, The missing scene, ink on paper, H 590 mm × W 420 mm, video: https://vimeo.com/251477153

2017, The missing scene, ink on paper, H 590 mm × W 420 mm, video: https://vimeo.com/251477153

Philip (youiou y y u u u), 2015, inkt op papier, in lijst, 673 mm x 525 mm

Philip (youiou y y u u u), 2015, inkt op papier, in lijst, 673 mm x 525 mm

Toolland (bababadal), 2015, inkt op papier, in lijst, 482 mm x 360mm

Toolland (bababadal), 2015, inkt op papier, in lijst, 482 mm x 360mm

Karl (answers), 2015, inkt op papier, in lijst, 673 mm x 525 mm

Karl (answers), 2015, inkt op papier, in lijst, 673 mm x 525 mm



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Open for new challenges, series, 2015-2016