EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
Order of Service
Orde van dienst
Directed by Henk Otte
Duration: 7 min
Distribution by EYE Film Institute Netherlands
The screen is split into nine blocks: the same shot of a church nine times. The church is Protestant, for the walls are white and there are chairs and no altar. First the light goes on, and then a man in his Sunday best walks over to the light switches and leaves the room once again. It looks like the same shot again and again, perhaps played at a slightly different speed. Or is he wearing a different color suit in the middle window? The precision with which these religious services unfold - there are nine different ones in total - is incredible, especially considering the fact that they are presided over by three different ministers. Playing the services simultaneously places the stress on form and the ritual. On how a child experiences it: you might not get the words, but the gravity and dedication don't escape you for a second. Additional pleasure comes in the form of the solemn procession of the elders once the congregation is seated, which seems never-ending in all nine shots.
2014 (Sep) WORM, Rotterdam
2014 (Mar) Riga International Film Festival
2013 (Dec) RURU gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2013 (Nov) Bucharest Experimental Film Festival
2013 (Nov) Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Germany
2013 (Nov) Madrid International Cinema Week, Spain
2013 (Okt) Geestdrift Festival, Utrecht
2013 (Aug) Marathon of New Dutch Cinema, Amsterdam
2013 (Jul) T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival, Poland
2013 (Mar) EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam
2013 (Jan) International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
2013 (Jan) GEM – Museum of Contemporary Art, The Netherlands
2012 (Nov) International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
2012 (Oct) IMPAKT Festival
2012 (Oct) UHM The Hague, The Netherlands
2012 (Jul) Nominated for the Overduin prize at the final exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts
2012 (Jul) Nominated for the Photography Department Prize at the final exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts