Ben Pointeker

(b. 1975, Netherlands)


My work mostly starts out between film and photography and I am interested in poetics, patterns of narrative cinema, the notion of time. My recent work explores time in the form of a hybrid of photography and film that - by confronting their different time concepts - brings forth a 'depth of movement'. Essential to it is the tension between the depth of time (as something that is stable) and the glimpse of a moment, the impossible grasp-ability of time.
I often work with the space of certain landscapes that do not refer to a concrete site but to the idea of a space. I isolate a scene from its narrative surroundings and try to create a distance to the associations it contains - I am interested in the gap between the associated meaning and the scene's performance in my work, and in the inner space that this tension might open up.