visual artist, film and theatermaker

Artist and filmmaker Joke Olthaar is interested in people’s movements in different spaces. She seeks out the borders of the cutting edge and is currently developing works derived from her dreams and memories. Olthaar often takes a subtractive approach to her art works, scratching away at materials ranging from paper to ice flowers and glass, as well as making linocuts. Olthaar’s recent film ‘Berg’ featured at film festivals worldwide. It offers a visual experience of a vast mountain landscape and ponders how insignificant humans are within it. A minimalist soundtrack accompanies a journey of intense black-and-white images that invoke a primal memory of a universal mythical mountain.