MINAS pt1: Scorched Earth a kinetic installation by Christiaan Zwanikken/ a short film by Jarred Alterman The documentary CONVENTO is now up on iTunes
CONVENTO: Best films of 2011 @Documentary Blog →
We are thrilled to announce ‘Convento’ made the list of Top Documentary Films of 2011 on The Documentary Blog. We are joined by ‘Fake it So Real’, ‘The Interrupters’, ‘Senna’ and many more. Special thanks to my crew!!
Stay tuned for more screenings and exhibitions! check out www.christiaanzwanikken.com for info about the artist
SWALLOW NEON is from a series of video installations I am showing at CIFF 2011 (an on going collaboration with Christiaan Zwanikken ) CONVENTO is the closing night film of the festival Check out the full line up here
CONVENTO REVIEW- Ain't it cool News
‘CONVENTO’ has been described as Documentary..Art..Cine-Poem.. but Horror??!!! We are huge fans of Ain’t it Cool News, so its an honor to be reviewed; even if we are sandwiched between “Caesar & Otto’s Summer Camp Nightmare” and “Inbred”. Check out the review here: CONVENTO Review - Ain’t it Cool News And ‘CONVENTO’ will be...
Finally a proper interview with cursing and... →
Portrait of Dutch artist family and kinetic sculpture “The List” June 25th 2011 by Sean Welsh Jarred Alterman, director of the documentary Convento, takes me round the tie-in exhibition at Teviot Row House, full of the kinetic sculptures by Christiaan Zwanikken that populate Alterman’s dreamlike film. Passing a gang of creepy, animated and ululating palm leaves, we head upstairs to...
Convento's UK premiere screens to a sold out crowd... →
Tales of the unexpected Jarred Alterman’s striking film is the story of the Zwanikken family living in a converted monastery in Mertola, Portugal. Here he talks to EIFF about micro-narratives, Charlie Chaplin and robotic ants. Alterman’s statement ‘I hate art-speak’ might be surprising given that ‘Convento’ focuses on a family of artists, however this is...
CONVENTO heads to Maryland Film Festival May 6th... →
CONVENTO screens at the MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) this Friday at 7:00pm with Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche’s short film Hilvarenbeek. Second screening this Sunday May 8th 12:00pm at the historic Charles Theatre.
IFC's Matt Singer Reviews CONVENTO at SXSW- read... →
Unorthodox subjects demand an equally unorthodox documentary — an “unortho-doc?” — like “Convento,” a quiet and curious film about a quiet and curious family living in a former monastery in Portugal, the Convento Sao Francisco de Mertola. They’re the Zwanikkens: mother and former prima ballerina Geraldine, animal and nature lover Louis, and Christiaan,...
Christiaan Zwanikken, a Dutch kinetic artist resurrects deceased local wildlife with servomotors and robotic engineering. He breeds these new species in a 400 year old monastery in a remote village in Portugal. Scroll Down the page for HIGH RES Stills of the movie!