MISSING SCENES CHRONICLES
If I wasn’t thinking about the past, the past was thinking about me.
Sabine Groenewegen is developing her Missing Scenes Chronicles, a new body of work prompted by the discovery of vanished scenes from a Dutch pre war film set on a rubber plantation in Sumatra. Her search for answers on why all scenes with a particular female character were removed from the original print opens up to larger questions of omission, maternal heritage and how we are connected ancestrally. Forensics, poetry and speculation entwine in a series of work combining moving image, installation and performance to share an exploration of what travels through us across time.
Missing Scenes is produced by Manon Bovenkerk from near/by film and supported by Gemeente Den Haag, Fonds 1818, Stroom, EYE film institute, and 1646.