Mall of Europe, 2018
videoloop, 26'
Mall of Europe, 2018, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Chinese Pavilion, 2018
video, 3'
Mall of Europe, 2018, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

WTC, 2016
video, 7'34''
Project Rotterdam, 2016, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Rincé Alien, 2015, videoloop, 4'04'' - left
Ommegang, 2015, videoloop, 6' - right
Foreign Places, 2016, Wiels, Brussels, BE, installation view

Rincé Alien, 2015
videoloop, 4'04''
Foreign Places, 2016, Wiels, Brussels, BE, installation view

WTC, 2016
video, 7'34''
Foreign Places, 2016, Wiels, Brussels, BE, installation view

Rincé Alien, 2015
videoloop, 4'04''
Rincé Alien, 2015, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, NL, installation view

Fountain, 2014
videoloop, 2'28''
Tribute to an Avenue, 2015, Sculpture International Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Dweller, 2015
videoloop, 4'04''
Rincé Alien, 2015, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, NL, installation view

Ommegang, 2015
videoloop, 6'
Rincé Alien, 2015, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, NL, installation view

Funfair, 2012 - video still
videoloop
7'

Funfair, 2012 - video still
videoloop
7'

Maritime Festival, 2012
video, 9'
Offspring 2012: Intentional Stance, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Maritime Festifal, 2012 - video still
video
9'

Ship, 2012
videoloop
16'

Godinne, 2011 - video still
videoloop
6'

Godinne, 2011 - video still
videoloop
6'

Montmartre, 2011 - video still
videoloop
3'14"

biography

In the past years Emma van der Put has investigated the possibilities of using public spaces as ‘ready  made’ sets in her videos. While filming she chooses not to stage, but to work with the opportunities that arise during observation. With this approach she questions to what extent she allows herself to intervene in the filmed situation. In the first instance the presence of her camera and its influence on her perception are the main intervention.

For every video Van der Put selects a specific location or situation. With this decision, the  framework of the film is determined. In her position as an observer, she tries to maintain a balance between empathy and detachment. Even though she is physically part of the crowd, the telescopic lens of her camera is creating a distance, a private space within the  public space.   During the editing process Van der Put tries to access the moment she has captured even further by deconstructing the footage. By doing this, the footage becomes detached from the actual situation that took place. The more she reflects on that situation and reviews it, the more her personal interpretation will come to the foreground. When  editing her material, Emma van der Put is primarily focused on how she can formulate her ideas about the situation she filmed. Therefore editing is, in contrast to her observational attitude while  filming, a phase of a more radical and personal interference with the filmed material.  

Emma van der Put was born in 1988 in ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL. She lives and works in ’s-Hertogenbosch and Brussels. Van der Put studied at AKV St. Joost, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (2006-2010, NL) and was a participant at De Ateliers in Amsterdam (2010-2012, NL). She worked as an artist in residence at Lokaal 01, Antwerp (2014, BE) and at WIELS, Brussels (2014, BE). Recent shows and screenings include: At the gym (curated by tegenboschvanvreden at The White House gallery, Lovenjoel (2019, BE); Stil, Ketelfactory, Schiedam (2019, NL); Explo1, MILL, Brussels (2019, BE); Concepts of Time, Rijksmuseum voor Oudheden, Leiden (2018, NL); Foreign Places, WIELS, Brussels (2016, BE); Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2016, NL); IDFA Paradocs, EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam (2015, NL) Solo shows include: Soon, Loods 12, Wetteren (2019, BE); Mall of Europe,  Atelierhaus Klingental, Basel (2018, CH) and A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (2018, NL); Rincé Alien, Museum De Pont, Tilburg (2015, NL); Room Fountain Token, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (2014, NL) and Token, Lokaal01, Antwerp (2014, BE). Works by Emma van der Put are part of international private and public collections. 

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gallery exhibitions
October 9 - November 14, 2015
Group
January 29 - March 14, 2015
Group
May 3 - June 7, 2014
Solo
May 2 - June 22, 2013
Group
October 20 - November 24, 2012
Group