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JAAP DE RUIG
Early works (selection)
2009 - Lummi Cemetery - loop 10'.48'', video installation, a cemetery of Native Americans
2003-2004 - Screening Europe Tour - a one year video screening tour through Europe 1999 - Woman With Swan - C-print, 30x70cm.
1998 - Forging Horseshoes and Shoeing Horses - eight timers, videoplayer, tv and videotape. Each timer sets the next one every 24 hours running for one hour. At the end of 12.557.074 years, number eight sets in motion a how-to videotape. 1998 - Caressing A Cadaver - 160 sentences, personal observations and proceedings in farm life. Versions in Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Bulgarian and Macedonian 1997 - Spiderweb Balls - 9 pieces, spiderwebs,  exoskeletons of spiders and prey, barndust, collected in France and the Netherlands 1996-1998 - The Infinite Mouse Series - pictures of a dead mice dramatized with paint - mice provided by city people harassed by mice. Wood, cremation ashes, glass test tubes, 144 mice, each 16x20cm. 1996 - Pair of Blackbirds - ashes, glass bottle 1996-1998 and 2017 - Cremation Ashes - cremation ashes of 27 animals, roadkill or found dead in the meadows
1986-2020 - Numerous documentary photos for e.g. De Tijd, Vrij  Nederland, De Volkskrant, Onkruid, De Kleine Aarde, De Hoefslag, Onze Wereld. Subjects: horses, travels to India, Spain, Mali, long stays with Roma in Romania a.o. 1987 - Ik deel haar met jou / I share her/hair with you - Hoge Bomen Collectie, folded blue A3-paper and a lock of red human hair). The Dutch ‘haar’ is a homonym. 1982-1990 - Numerous illustrations and cartoons for magazines. 1984-1986 - Kunst voor automobilisten / Art for Car Drivers - more than 50 paintings on the backside of the second living wagon, i.c.w. Mariët Meester. 1982-1983 - De gouden kooi / The Golden Cage - 7 paintings on the inside of the first living wagon i.c.w. Mariët Meester. 1981 - Love Boxes - mail art with 25 ‘outside question - inside reply’ cigarette boxes i.c.w. Mariët Meester.
2007 - The Army of Split Souls - 7 life-size video installations
2005 - The Burden - two beamer video installation, permanently installed at Amsterdam UMC
2003-2005 - The Power of Imperfection - 4 video installations
2001-2002 - We are Poetry - 21 shorts
2000 - 52 WEEKS - 52 shorts
1998 - Girl - installation. Maggots, cardboard, aluminium, wood and cooling device.
1999 - Man - video installation, loop 4'.30''
1998-2000 - The Spiderweb Wall - 300x200x25 cm, steel, spiders and spiderwebs, flies. 1998 - The Struggle - video installation, circular projection on a floor, loop 30 min.
1994 - Bokkezang / Bucksong - the first Dutch literary video booktrailer, accompanying a novel written by Mariët Meester.
1996 - Digging up Coza - the artist digs up his favourite goat, video registration 45 min. 1995 - Sleepers - 16 with paint dramatized photos of sleeping people, each 122x81cm 1995 - Objects containing dead animals - dead animals, polyester 1993-1994 - Dead Farm Animals - 24 photos dramatized with paint of deceased farm animals, each 122x81cm
* For video fragments take a look at the desktop version of this website Early works (selection) 2009 - Lummi Cemetery - loop 10'.48'', video installation, a cemetery of Native Americans 2007 - The Army of Split Souls - 7 life-size video installations 2005 - The Burden - two beamer video installation, permanently installed at Amsterdam UMC 2003-2005 - The Power of Imperfection - 4 video installations 2003-2004 - Screening Europe Tour - a one year video screening tour through Europe 2001-2002 - We are Poetry - 21 shorts 2000 - 52 WEEKS - 52 shorts 1999 - Woman With Swan - C-print, 30x70cm 1999 - Man - video installation, loop 4'.30'' 1998 - Girl - installation. maggots, cardboard, aluminium, wood and cooling device 1998-2000 - The Spiderweb Wall - 300x200x25 cm, steel, spiders and spiderwebs, flies 1998 - The Struggle - video installation, circular projection on a floor, loop 30 min. 1998 - Forging Horseshoes and Shoeing Horses - eight timers, videoplayer, tv and videotape. Each timer sets the next one every 24 hours running for one hour. At the end of 12.557.074 years, number eight sets in motion a how-to videotape. 1998 - Caressing A Cadaver - 160 sentences, personal observations and proceedings in farm life. Versions in Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Bulgarian and Macedonian 1997 - Spiderweb Balls - 9 pieces, spiderwebs,  exoskeletons of spiders and prey, barndust, collected in France and the Netherlands 1996-1998 - The Infinite Mouse Series - pictures of a dead mice dramatized with paint - mice provided by city people harassed by mice. Wood, cremation ashes, glass test tubes, 144 mice, each 16x20cm. 1996 - Pair of Blackbirds - ashes, glass bottle 1996-1998 and 2017 - Cremation Ashes - cremation ashes of 27 animals, roadkill or found dead in the meadows 1996 - Digging up Coza - the artist digs up his favourite goat, video registration 45 min. 1995 - Sleepers - 16 with paint dramatized photos of sleeping people, each 122x81cm 1995 - Objects containing dead animals - dead animals, polyester 1993-1994 - Dead Farm Animals - 24 with paint dramatized photos of deceased farm animals, each 122x81cm 1994 - Bokkezang / Bucksong - the first Dutch literary video booktrailer, accompanying a novel written by Mariët Meester 1986-2020 - Numerous documentary photos for e.g. De Tijd, Vrij  Nederland, De Volkskrant, Onkruid, De Kleine Aarde, De Hoefslag, Onze Wereld. Subjects: horses, travels to India, Spain, Mali, long stays with Roma in Romania a.o. 1987 - Ik deel haar met jou / I share her/hair with you - Hoge Bomen Collectie, folded blue A3-paper and a lock of red human hair). The Dutch ‘haar’ is a homonym. 1982-1990 - Numerous illustrations and cartoons for magazines. 1984-1986 - Kunst voor automobilisten / Art for Car Drivers - more than 50 paintings on the backside of the second living wagon), i.c.w. Mariët Meester. 1982-1983 - De gouden kooi / The Golden Cage - 7 paintings on the inside of the first living wagon i.c.w. Mariët Meester. 1981 - Love Boxes - mail art with 25 ‘outside question - inside reply’ cigarette boxes i.c.w. Mariët Meester.
1996 - Digging up Coza - Jaap de Ruig -  the artist digs up his favourite goat, video registration 45 min.
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