Michiel van Bakel

Michiel van Bakel

Still: P-9830
Michiel van BAKEL (1966, Netherlands) studied astronomy and psychology for several years before he chose to pursue a career in autonomous visual art. Van Bakel has made films and videos as well as sculptures and interactive multimedia installations. He combines the elementary foundations of photography and video with digital animation techniques. While his approach is technical, his work focuses on people in their surroundings, often resulting in a poetic reality. He lives and works in Rotterdam.

Filmography

(selection) Hovering over Wasteland (1998, short), 5 AM (2002, short), Narcissus Narcosis (2002-2003, instal), Equestrian (2003, short), Corrente/Flow (2004, instal), Zinc Garden (2004, short), Skywalker (2005, short), An Atomical Theatre (2005, short), Panopticon (2006, short), Time Ring (2006, instal, co-dir), Zarathustra an der Donau (2006, short), Inner Machine (2007, short), Ozymandias (2008, short), Collision (2008, short), Combat (2009, short), Sensibel (2010, short), Walking City Redox (2011, short), Edison Bay (2013, short), Fly-over (2013. short), Hortus (Magnolia) (2013, short), Noctambulist (2014, short), Zen Garden (2014), Flood (2014, short), Poppies (2014, short), Multicolor Red Granite (2015, short), Jaagpad/Towing path (2015, short), Mill in Sunlight (2015, short), Road Trip to the Dutch Mountains (2016, short), Forest Paths (forget Heidegger) (2018, short), Hours of Glass (2019, short), Re-Sculpted in Time: Sanatorium Zonnestraal (2020, short), P-9830 (2021, short)

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