Frederik Duerinck & Marleine van der Werf

Be Boy Be Girl

Electronic Language International Festival

Be Boy Be Girl

“Be Boy Be Girl” is a multi-sensory experiment that engages sight, hearing, touch, and smell. In the experience, our bodies become more than just our eyes and ears. They are the vehicles to experience and challenge reality.

In the installation, we create an illusion by activating all senses by a combination of smell, touch (through infrared light and a fan), image (with 360 degree 3D film glasses) and omni sound.

The shooting of the 360 degree 3D film material took place on Hawaii and was filmed with 16 cameras on a self build rig. This camera-rig was placed on top of the head of several man and woman to recreate the same perspective as our audience will have in the installation. The omni audio which changes perspective while the viewer turns his head was specially created for the installation.

Frederik Duerinck (NL, 1976) is a filmmaker and artist located in Breda. He is lead designer of the Award winning multi sensory installation ‘Famous Deaths’ and is co-author of the book “Sense of Smell”. His documentary ‘End of Europe’ won the media art festival in 2003. Frederik is a member of the cross media group Polymorf. In his work, Duerinck researches the boundaries of conventional storytelling, creating embodied narratives. Besides his career as filmmaker and artist, Duerinck is coordinator of the Communications and Multimedia Design program in Breda (CMD – Breda). He is also co-founder of the CMD Netlab.

Marleine van der Werf (NL/ CH, 1985) is a filmmaker and artist located in Rotterdam (NL). Van der Werf completed her studies in film at the St. Joost Art Academy in 2010. Her graduation work ‘illimited’, premiered at IDFA and the surrealistic film ‘The Perceptionist’ was nominated for the ‘Rene Coelho Prize’ by the Dutch Media Institute and is represented in the distribution collection of the Dutch Film Institute Eye. In her work she explores ideas about imagination, the subconsciousness and resilience. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Stipendium Program for Emerging Artists by Mondriaan fund and is currently developing new work about the changing body perception.