a peace-of-mind film
Dutch-Kurdish artist and filmmaker Veysi Yildirim (born 1975, Turkey) received the award for Best Graduate Student of the St. Joost Academy of Fine Arts in the Netherlands in 1999. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
Veysi was born with congenital hearing loss and spent the first four years of his life not speaking. His condition triggered missing out on linguistic feeling - essentially that formed in the first two years of one's a life; and yet, it was compensated by Veysi enjoying what he calls "a greater visual acuity". From the moment he started wearing hearing aids, he became fascinated by the effect of sound on body and spirit.
Living in opposite worlds (West, East; deaf, hearing; Islamic, Christian, secular), Veysi has developed a particular view on reality. Films are his medium to reach out to people and have them experience - through cinematographic means - inner rest and contemplation.
Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw
"The runtime could easily be 2-3 hours"
"Impressed and enjoyed"
Founder of RadboudUMC for Mindfulness
"It feels like homecoming"
"When I meet aliens and tell them about our planet I'd show them Deep Look"
Entrepeneur & Coach
"I was zen when I left the film"
Personal Assistant VVD
"A celebration of love"
Luiz Henrique Yudo
"Between Koyaanisqatsi and Bill Viola"
Associate Professor of Art