Anna Taratiel: the person behind the interactive Hoptille painting
April 16, 2015
Kids Workshop by Ovni
August 10, 2014
Urban Art Festival Amsterdam 2017 programme
October 2, 2017
The eye behind the lens...
January 13, 2015
We find it very important that every edition of R.U.A. is registered from all possible perspectives, not only to be sure we don't miss a single shot in the long process, but also to capture the special moments. The moments that make R.U.A. what is R.U.A. all about.
For the edition of 2014 we were lucky to be able to count on the presence of Brazilian photographer and video maker Samual Kim (born in São Paulo 1983), who shed his eyes on the art, the neighbourhood, the people, the job, the process and everything else during his stay.
We asked Kim to select his favourite pictures from the period of his stay in our artists’ residency to publish here. They are personal pictures that don't necessarily say much about the art, but more about the experiences of the eye behind the lens...
'This was the view from the apartment we stayed in, at Heesterveld Creative Community. It was our "garden". I saw many peole walk by every day and night. I love watching unknown people passing by, each one with his/her own way of walking, clothing, talking on the phone...'
'Most of my time during the project I stayed in the lift with Ramon Martins. I even started feeling like I was turning into a real neighnour of the people from the building up there; only one wall seperating us from each other. Suddenly this girl appeared in the picture...'
'I like this image as it shows two artists coming down, satisfied with the work they've done that day, or feeling good after staying up there, spending unreal moments in an unreal setting.'
'I call this picture "brother" because I think this boy was the brother of the other girl. For me this picture represents how the life of a child has possibly changed with the paintings brought to his area that summer. I saw the admiration sparkle in his eyes when spending hours up there. Maybe one day some of those children will make art themselves.'
"Haag en Veld"
'I like the perspective in this picture, the building being the ground and the sky being the wall, the traces of an airplaine in the air, so common in Holland...'
Samuel Kim:'I believe that living with all sorts of different people from different parts of the world, with different cultures, and artists (complex and complicated human beings) in particular, makes us more human and more sensitive. Absorbing and sharing each others point of view about life and the world, we always need to look at ourselves and inside ourselves, to make sure we're always expanding the best of ourselves. Staying in Heesterveld during the project was a lifetime experience that gave me a totally new view in my work!'