“ The strategy of Lamers is intended to break through the prevailing perception of the public (city) space as social space by literally transforming this space into a theatre, where scripted scenes/stories are then acted out. Lamers uses the theatrical in two ways: in the staging of what she scripts to happen at the location and in the orchestrated spatial manner in which she presents her work. Likewise you could read her deployment (or perhaps rather the playing off) of different media in one work or installation as a strategy of alienation-an alienation that establishes distance and blocks easy interpretations…”
– Frits Gierstberg
Ine Lamers is a visual artist working in Rotterdam. Her practice is based in photography and has expanded over the years into video, drawing and mixed media installations. Lamers’ work has been exhibited widely including at Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam), Centraal Museum (Utrecht), SMs’, den Bosch Fries Museum (Leeuwarden, NL). Internationally she has shown at MMOMA (Moscow), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin) and Akureyri Art Museum (Akureyri, IS). She has had solo exhibitions at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Ron Mandos Galerie (Amsterdam), Motorenhalle (Dresden, DE), PERMM Museum of Modern Art (Perm, RU). Festivals in which her work has been shown include IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam), Kunstfilmbiennale (Cologne, DE) Viper (Basel, CH) and Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Berlin). Ine Lamers studied at AKI, Enschede and attended the Jan van Eyck academie in Maastricht from 1987-1989.
In 2019 she started the film project Radiant Screen, as part of rounding off a long year artistic research on closed cities in Russia titled Proyekt Z. Radiant Screen is also the title of a publication that will be beholding the script of the film. Both will match and complete each other in presentations, but can also operate autonomously. In 2020 the funding acquisition for the project started. The film was sponsored by several fundings, largely by Mondriaan Fonds and DKC, Rotterdam. The publication is funded by Mondriaan Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. The film and publication are due to be completed in 2023.