woensdag 26 juli 2017

Stand Up Satellite

What if a satellite disk does not transmit any far away signals, but stays in the hood and becomes each time more self observed and narcistic when we approach it? If we give it a closer listen, is it the rhythm of our own veins that we hear or our ancestors speaking to us? With whome do we communicate, if we do, at all?
duration: 12'
performers: Channa Boon: voice, Donia Jourabchi: feed back
© Channa Boon 2017. In collaboration with Helicopter The Hague

woensdag 14 december 2016

Sonata Obscura

An orchestra pit is dug out, a piece is played
at the beach and Neolithic sculptures are their witnesses
one channel video - installation, loop, 7':00"
ceramics, wood, carpet.
composition Siglinde Burghouts
performers: Siglinde Burghouts, Channa Boon
audience: Sara Pape Garcia, Jan Huygen
© Channa Boon 2016. In collaboration with w139

zaterdag 21 mei 2016

Et in Arcadia ego

A film about the heritage of Stalin’s totalitarian power across the entire band of countries situated between Russia and Western Europe, using an analogy drawn from the popular game of chess. For its entire length, the film follows a chess game, played by two residents of Odessa, Ukraine, sitting near the city’s Arcadia Beach.
© Channa Boon, 2017 total duration: 30':00"
Premiered during ‘All the World’s Futures’, Venice Biennale #56, Palazzo Loredan, Venice.

zaterdag 28 november 2015

La Pizia e la Marangona

Lecture performance.
An unsuspected visitor provides a completely different take on the lecture a professor is giving. Time becomes more relative than the lecturer ever imagined to argument.
S.a.L.E. DOCKS Venice, Magazinni del Sale, 56th Venice Biennale 2015
composition: Arnold Marinissen
lecturer: Alberto Peratoner
singer: Juliane Dennert
concept, direction, libretto: Channa Boon
total duration: 45':00"
With special thanks to Fondazione Cini Onlus Venice

vrijdag 18 september 2015


The nuclear family is threatening humanity.
It is as destructive as an atomic bomb. 
© Channa Boon 2015. In collaboration with Jay Rosenblatt
with courtesy to the EYE Film Archive Amsterdam
Premiered in the EYE Film Museum Amsterdam

zaterdag 24 mei 2014

I am blended by the prism of sunlight that shines through the crystal of your soul

Channa Boon © 2014 video installation - HD video film (6'00"), slides, glass prism, slide projector, video projector,
rotation motor. dimensions projections: 4 x 2.5 mtrs

donderdag 5 september 2013


A doctor is send to see his patient: a Russian painter suffering from a serious identitiy crisis.
While the patient's state is worsening, the doctor gets lost thanks to a series of confusing situations.
Shot in Vilnius, Lithuania. With thanks to the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius and Virginija Januškevičiūtė.

zondag 1 september 2013


Film about a Russian painter who is suffering from a serious identity crisis. 
© Channa Boon 2013. HD video, total duration: 30':00". Filmed
in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Premiered in the EYE Film Museum Amsterdam

maandag 5 november 2012

Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia [trailer]

Salar de Uyuni [Trailer] - © Channa Boon 2012
on show in 2013 at Juraplatz, Biel, CH
part of ...from their planet... a tryptich in collaboration
with Sara Rajaei and Antonella Kurzen. Total duration: 32':00"
Curator: Harm Lux, Berlin. 

woensdag 9 april 2008

Limpiar el Museo

short film and performance during and made for  
'El Quinto Pasajero' 
taller internacional de arte contemporáneo
Valeria Paz, Bolivia, Harm Lux, Berlin

dinsdag 4 december 2007

DIN 1164

General Public Berlin
To - Shi In / Man in the City: 2 channel video installation
32':00" video PAL
filmed in Sincheon appartment complex, Seoul, South - Korea
while being demolished

woensdag 4 september 2002

Channa Boon & The Reincarnations

Life performances during Parking Den Haag
and at LUXUS artist's run space The Hague

zondag 4 november 2001

The Hague Forest by Night

22 slides, 1 lightbox, various dimensions and media

woensdag 4 juli 2001

Dutch Light

Lightbox, 1mtr x 70 cmtrs x 10 cmtrs
The Hague forest by night

donderdag 4 mei 2000

Dutch Light 2000

Lightboxes  - various dimensions
wood, duratrance, epoxy resin, thread, beats

donderdag 7 augustus 1997

LUXUS artist's run space The Hague

First release LUXUS Label 17'inch vinyl record with Julian Dashper, NZ, 1997 
photograph by Channa Boon