Amsterdam based Karin Balog (mixed media with film, silkscreen, paper and photography.)
The field of rewriting geography is in my artistic focus.
The constant transformation of a habitat changed by the elements is giving me inspiration for a new poetical approach.
Most of my projects are related to an uprooted society or are dealing with different cultural identities.
Lines of communication ask questions about a sense of belonging or alienation in time- or space.
Arrival and departure and the territory of day and night play a key role in my projects.
Memories can be fixed in art work before alteration in time causes a new reality.
The film: 5 directions to my house was a testimony of this process. It was fun, but also hard to work with teenagers.
The film: Menti Minda Mothertongue is about insomnia worldwide and about travelling in timezones.
The contrast of day and night, being asleep or awake, the real and the artificial, give a friction, which inspires me.
I mix disciplines like dance, graphics, soundscapes and language in a cross over way of working.
I am triggered by Michal Rovner, Christian Boltanski, Karen Knorr and love Nouvelle Vague cinema.