Manon de Boer, Bella, Maia and Nick (2018), film still

Image: © Manon de Boer, 2018. Courtesy Jan Mot, Brussels

Kestle Barton

Manon de Boer

5 May – 8 July

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, and bank holiday Mondays, 10.30am – 5pm
Free admission, no booking required

Film duration: 25 minutes

Bella, Maia and Nick (From nothing to something to something else, part 1) is a new film commissioned for Groundwork. The work takes its title from the names of three young musicians who were invited to spend time together at Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, experimenting with sounds and rhythms. Filmed with her characteristic quality of quiet attention, the project is a development of Manon de Boer’s continuing fascination with the way in which ‘open time’ can provide the conditions for creation.

Bella, Maia and Nick (From nothing to something to something else, part 1) was commissioned by CAST for Groundwork, with curatorial support from Tate St Ives, and is presented in the gallery at Kestle Barton. The film is co-produced by CAST and Auguste Orts with support from Arts Council England, Elephant Trust and the Mondriaan Fund.

Manon de Boer

Manon de Boer’s best known films include a series of portraits that consider the interplay between image and sound. In recent work she has been interested in the process of learning and transmission, and in moments of open-ended time in which ‘doing nothing’ can transform into play – and play into creation. More

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