Roy Henricus Maria Minten (° 1977 - Sint Anthonis, The Netherlands)
Education: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Gaze is that obscure point, the blind spot from which the object looked upon returns the gaze.
The work of Roy Minten unites documentary with contemplative elements. His work consists of video, photography, installations and animated films. Sense of place has been of primary importance of his work. His photographs and video works often rise from journeys through the urban landscape. Minten's work concentrates on our distorted and problematic relationship with time, space and each other. Key themes are the abstraction of time, the disappearance of distances and the disembodiment of the individual that have resulted from globalisation and the changes to our living environment that developments in media, automation and technology have brought about. His work has a pre-narrated density, that of time itself. Things we see - person's, objects are mere markers of time; disintegration of the material.
2012 Any-Space-Whatever, Installation, film/photography at Anting New Town City Hall (Shanghai, China)
2011 Gaze, video at The Explorer Series: Invisible City Symphonies #5, Yo era tu, y nunca lo supe, installation for Puno Museum of Contemporary Art (Puno, Peru) collaboration with Donna Huanca - Unearthing, photography (various sites, Peru) collaboration with Donna Huanca: Art Matters Award
2010 Memory Ruins, videoinstallation at The Forgotten Bar (Berlin, Germany) - ctrlSPACE, photography/film (New york, USA) - Revelations, photography/video (Frankfurt, Germany - Digital Waste, photography (Berlin, Germany)
2009 Line-up: Photography, project by New York artist Lisa Sigal at New Museum (NYC, USA) and van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) - Ein brief (a letter), video (New York/Berlin) - Ruis, this world is coming to an end: videoclip for Kwark records (Antwerp, Belgium)
2008 Information Waste Dump, phototography, Verstand van Smaak @ TAC (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) - March of the Pigs, Perspective exhibition @ Center for Fine Art and Photography, (Colorado, USA) - Pachamama, Photography and Video, Headlands Center for the Arts (San Fransisco, USA)
2007 FROM, video (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) - Video installation: Soundvisionandjamparty at TAC (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) - Videoprojection music theatre: American Psycho (Brussels, Belgium) - ctrlSPACE, photograpy/film (Antwerp, Belgium)
2006 Concept for Spatial Film: B-Road in collaboration with Dutch artist Erwin van Doorn - Au-dessus du sol, video (Antwerp, Belgium) - Dialoog met het geschonden beeld, videoart (Antwerp, Belgium) -Videoinstallation: De leegte, Krabbedans (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
2005 Ocean time, forest time, video (Helmond/Eindhoven, The Netherlands) - Documentary Wouter Bos (Partij van de Arbeid) 'dag van de arbeid' at Willem Drees huis (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - Garden of exile, video Jewish Historical Museum (Berlin, Germany)
Art Matters foundation 2011