My works, wether those are installations, drawings, photographybased or animations, are, amongst many other things, influenced by the conventions of filmmaking, disastermovies, evolutionairy biology, romanticism and the nature of light.
Leaving Montreux is an animation for the song of the same name by Belgian band Mauro & The Grooms. The song will appear on their new cd, which will come out in the fall of 2008. Bandleader Mauro Pawlowski is mostly known as guitarplayer for dEUS and more than a handfull sideprojects. The animation is stillbased, but processed in a 3D-animation program.
30.000 Miles Graveyard is a tragi-comical and melodramatical journey through time, starting with the end of the last Ice-age and ending with the extinction of the Dodo. The number 30.000 referres both to the circumference of the earth including it's atmosphere and the years that have past sinds the start of the last glacial period. The soundtrack is part of an ouverture by Italian composer Ottorino Resphigi, whose music was also used for some Disney-animations.
Alexandra Crouwers (1974) studied at the Academy of Arts & Design of Den Bosch (NL) andwas a postgraduate student at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. She followed the mastergraduate Filmstudies & Imageculture at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. Besides her animations, she makes large drawings and installations. Alexandra also works as a columnist for the Belgian/Dutch magazine ART and occasionally she plays records at parties and cultural evenements. Her animations have been shown in several festivals around the world (Transmediale, Berlin, 700is, Reykjavik, Portable Film Festival, Australia and many others). She had numerous exhibitions in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.