A woman looks back on her life, in search of the essence. Visual artist Anet van de Elzen portrays this through her performances. All lessons in life are ultimately about eliminating secondary matters.
The rocking chair creaks, the mouth-organ breathes, the pen scratches, dishes fall apart. Sounds give rhythm to the images. Song is heard and grows in volume. The woman sings. Her face uncovered and clean. In a trance she moves to the sound, her voice finds a climax between despair and hope – and breaks. She opens her eyes. We are in the NOW. Echo the Now.
Visual artist Anet van de Elzen portrays this through her performances. All lessons in life are ultimately about eliminating secondary matters.
Echo the Now is a cinematic interpretation of the performances of Anet van de Elzen. Through powerful physical images she gives the audiences of her live events a concentrated, meditative experience of time. In Echo the Now she builds an associative story about beginning and end, continuity and break, youth and old age. The rich imagery is combined with a soundtrack that is led by her breath, voice and song.
Lena Maria Holleman (girl)
Anet van de Elzen (woman)
scipt & direction: Anet van de Elzen
camera: Claire Pijman N.S.C.
light: Maarten van der Pluijm
sound: Piotr van Dijk
costumes: Anet van de Elzen, Susanne Edam, Danielle Klerkx
editing: Anet van de Elzen, Maaki Nurmeots, Sandro Ligtenberg
sound design: Ranko Paukovic
image post-production: Loods Lux & Lumen
special effects: Balder Westein, Fleur de Boer
producer: Digna Sinke
produced by Anet van de Elzen and SNG Film
this film is financially supported by:
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds