Face to Face
Face to Face I, two channel video installation 2013
Face to Face II, three channel video installation 2013
Face to Face is the title of Liselot van der Heijden's first solo exhibition at Kent Fine Art, in which the artist mines the unexpected power of stillness in two new video installations, one three-channel and the other two.
Les Uns et Les Autres
Three channel video installation, 2011
Les Uns et Les Autres (The Ones and The Others) explores disparities between the observer and the observed, and of those on the sidelines and those who are fully engaged in political protest and Occupy Wall Street.
Liselot van der Heijden: False Metaphors Artist monograph, 2010
This book consists of visual documentation of fifteen art projects by Liselot van der Heijden, with texts by the artist and essays about the artwork by art historian Martha Buskirk and independent curator and director of Percent for Art in New York, Sara Reisman.
Untitled, Che, New York
Installation of 16 photos and video, 2007
The installation juxtaposes icons of Che within the context
of contemporary Manhattan tourist shops with the audio and
English translation of Che Guevara addressing the 19th General Assembly
of the United Nations in New York on December 11, 1964.
See Evil, Hear
Evil, Speak Evil
An installation at LMAK Projects consisting of 3 videos:
Serpent, single channel video, 2006, 25 minutes, looped
Trap, a 2 channel video installation, 2006, 20 minutes, looped
See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak Evil, single channel video,
The project is a parody of the deceptive and manipulative use of
Good and Evil to frame foreign and domestic policy, especially when
the word evil is not used in the sense of evil deeds, but when evil
is thought of as not-human, as a thing, or a force, something
that has a real existence, something different from the brutal, vicious,
indifferent and selfish acts that human beings are capable of.
Visions Multiple channel video installation, 2005
The video footage was shot in zoological gardens
in New York City, Amsterdam and Basel. The videos look at the apes through the
gaze of the tourist, but show the spectacle of the visitors viewing and attempting
to interact with, and even imitating the animals.
Specific Installation, 2004
Single channel video, 4 minutes, 2004
"America" is a parody of the 2004 State of the Union Address in which
George Bush mentions the word "America" 61 times. In this video everything
in the speech is removed except the word “America" and the pauses
or applause that follow or precede the word.
Feast. Hommage à Marcel Broodthaers Installation, 2004
Single channel video, 3 minutes, 2004
Feast. Hommage à Marcel Broodthaers is a satire. At a time when "people
have to watch what they say..." (former White House press secretary Ari
Fleischer) it is even more interesting to watch what is said by what is not said.
The work juxtaposes a series of statements -- "this has nothing to do with
oil," "a vulture is not an eagle" and "this is not political" --
Aporia uses a repeated loop of a zebra at the moment of taking its last breath
to establish an uncanny situation. Van der Heijden destabilizes the relationship
between the viewer and the image, interrupting the passive role of the spectator
by confronting the viewer with the gaze of the dying animal.
"What are your fears?" Hundreds of people in the streets of NYC were
asked this question. The answers were edited for an audio installation for Terrorvision,
an exhibition at Exit Art in NYC. While listening the audience can walk around
rather than being situated at a fixed point.
In a clip of Hitchcock's "Rear Window" the original crime scene is
replaced by real-time video of the installation's window. The audience is 'framed'
in the context of the fictional constructed image and the window becomes a stage.
The scenes interact following the logic of cinematic continuity: the actors look
at the viewer, and the viewer looks back at the actors.
Single channel video, 8 minutes, 2001
Most Westerns transform a genocidal history into heroic fiction, using the myth
of the frontier as a justification. The Monument Valley project is a parody of
this kind of transformations and blurs the boundaries between past and present,
fictional history and contemporary reality, and popular culture and fine art.
Nature Installation, 1997
Single channel video, 5 minutes, 1997
"Nature" was video taped in the Rocky Mountain National Park and documents
an actual event: an elk is grazing. What follows is the spectacle that was triggered
by this: tourists looking at, photographing, and video taping the animal that
is indifferent to the commotion. There is also text: a dictionary definition
of nature. Special thanks to the Experimental Television Center Ltd.