A two minute video I created as an introduction to the photography project E2.
More information on the E2 project: While working together on the Before During After project (Louisiana Photographer’s Respond to Hurricane Katrina), photographers Kleinveld & Julien decided to embark on a new body of work in response to the inequalities which were exposed during Hurricane Katrina but have yet to be fully addressed. Kleinveld & Julien, both from New Orleans and working under the artist name (E2), aim to bring about a discussion on the consequences of stereotypes and how they can lead to prejudice and discrimination.
In order to bring about this dialogue, E2 decided to take iconic images from paintings, photography, film and even literature and remake them with a twist. Beginning with the Flemish Primitives and spanning almost 600 years of art history, this series is done in conjunction with the Dutch National Theatre, which generously provides many of the costumes, wigs and props for the historical images. Highlights of the series include works based on: Titian’s Venus of Urbino (1538), Velázquez’ Venus at her Mirror (1647-51), Rembrandt’s the Jewish Bride (1665), Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665), David’s Death of Marat (1793), Hayez’ the Kiss (1859), and Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe (1863).
Music track: Moby - Pale Horses