A review brings into nebulous visibility that which a work of art possibly implies without directly addressing. Let us agree to call these unaddressed implications, spirits, in the alchemical and Caribbean rum shop sense of the term. They are distillates that make the disparate pebbles of aesthetic wisdom within a work of art more coherent. They are also that which inebriates one to dare to think outside conventionalities. Guided by these spirits I could recognize how the Curaçaon filmmaker, Sharelly […]
When you read Sharelly's Online Journal, you will read a little about her work, her process, what she learned and about where she once was.
I had founded Uniarte in 2010 and had organized various exhibitions, workshops and meetings among Caribbean artists in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The idea of uniting and having a greater interaction between artistic disciplines, was born due to my own need to have a space where different disciplines could join to exhibit and collaborate with each other. A need for a space where respect and challenges are given and experiments are accepted. A home for artists who have urgency and stories to […]
Welcome to what seems to be the umpth attempt to (consistently) write about my journey as filmmaker/artist. WARNING. I have been told that I write like a person who has woken up in the middle of the night to blurb some notes. Forgive me if this still is the case. Please consider this blog on my website a mere act of sharing some thoughts, questions and processes I am undergoing during the development of my professional career. Of course, the […]
Date: July 2014 Through the lens the camera metaphorically mirrors the self of the filmmaker. (Sherman, 1998, p.1) Personal Intro Being born and raised on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao and having lived in the Netherlands for almost ten years now, I observed several troubling matters in the media representations concerning the Dutch Caribbean and diaspora communities. I am confronted with the lack of representations, stereotyping as well as the scarcity of self-representation by the community itself. During […]