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  • Composer, Artist, Writer

    I am a composer, visual artist, and writer. My work is characterised by expressions of love, beauty, and lyricism.

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  • Joined 1 year ago
  • Oakley, United Kingdom
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  • Enjoy the The Sun Shines! A picture book for children and adults everywhere:  https://go.artlover.vip/the-sun-shines
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  • Enjoy 'The World Unseen': I voyage in search for signs of nature far below, hidden by the clouds of what we leave behind:  https://go.artlover.vip/Unseen
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  • Enjoy an extract from Ophelia's Resting Place, Pampas grass drifts on the still watery surface...

     http://www.publicart.world/ophelias-resting-place.html
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  • Enjoy the new artwork Long Standing Kind Heart. I ponder on how kindness extends from humans to nature...:

     https://go.artlover.vip/KindHeart
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  • Freeze Frame, a beautifully poetic animation by Soetkin Verstegen, with sound design by Andrea Martignoni and Michał Krajczok.

    I ponder on the nature of life, frozen in time, then freed by the warmth of its last moment of movement...
    Freeze frame
    Director, writer, animator: Soetkin Verstegen
    Sound: Andrea Martignoni, Michał Krajczok

    With the support of
    Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany
    Saari Residency - Kone Foundation, Finland
    Atelier 105 residency - Light Cone, France

    2019

    Awards:

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    Director, writer, animator: Soetkin Verstegen
    Sound: Andrea Martignoni, Michał Krajczok

    With the support of
    Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany
    Saari Residency - Kone Foundation, Finland
    Atelier 105 residency - Light Cone, France

    2019

    Awards:

    Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, 2020 - Special Jury Prize Lab
    Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, 2020 - Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film
    Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France 2020 - Jury Distinction
    Fantoche International Animation Festival, Switzerland, 2020 - High Risk Award
    Animafest Zagreb, Croatia, 2020 - Golden Zagreb Award
    Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Noway, 2020 - Grand Prix
    Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival, Bosnia, 2020 - Grand Prix
    Monstra Animation Festival, Portugal, 2020 - Grand Prix
    Warsaw International Animation Festival, Poland, 2020 - Grand Prix
    Golden Kuker Sofia, Bulgaria, 2020 - Grand Prix
    Supertoon International Animation Festival, Croatia, 2020 - Grand Prix
    Black Maria Film Festival, USA, 2020 - Best Animation
    Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, Germany, 2020 - Best Animation
    Animakom Bilbao, Spain, 2020 - Jury's Special Award
    Filmzeitkaufbeuren, Germany, 2020 - Innovationspreis
    Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Canada, 2020 - Best Animated Short Film
    Shorts that are not pants, Canada, 2020 - Best Animated Short

    Featured on:

    Short of the Week:
    https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2020/12/29/freeze-frame/
    Booooooom:
    https://tv.booooooom.com/2021/01/06/freeze-frame-soetkin-verstegen
    Colossal:
    https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/12/freeze-frame-soetkin-verstegen/
    Stash:
    https://www.stashmedia.tv/soetkin-verstegen-animates-stop-motion-ice-in-freeze-frame-short-film/
    Schlosspost:
    https://schloss-post.com/freeze-frame/
    Animation week:
    https://animation-week.com/freeze-frame/
    Testkammer:
    https://testkammer.com/2020/12/18/freeze-frame-2019/
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  • Enjoy the new artwork 'Turtle Life' along with my thoughts...

     http://www.publicart.world/turtle-life.html
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  • Enjoy Willow Leaves And Sunlight...

    Does art make me act? Without doubt in its making, cumulatively in its receiving.

    The same work of art may move me to action over many years, yet have no affect at all on another. Art is hit and miss, relies on its resonance to affect, and may or may not aspire to, or do good. It is limited, but the best tool I know to reach across the boundaries of race, gender, culture, politics, and religion.

    Can art help protect the environment? Reduce conflict? Champion love? For some, just a little...

     https://www.artlover.vip/discover.html
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  • Enjoy the new artwork 'Ocean Bloom':  http://www.100artworks.today/OceanBloom.html

    Bloom: the flowering of something sensed, felt, or thought...
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  • Enjoy 'The Movement of Trees' at Public Art World:  http://www.publicart.world/the-movement-of-trees.html
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  • The art and music 'Dream New The World'. A world where nature is cared for, a world full with energy, form, colour, and light.:

     http://www.100artworks.today/DreamNewTheWorld.html
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