"Window (original title: Raam) is a cinematographic window in 9x16 that connects self-isolated perspectives of the coronavirus pandemic from five windows: mine in the Netherlands, my sister's in Italy, my mother's in Brazil, my sister in law's in Portugal and my cousin's in Japan. It all started because I wanted to stay creative and also closer to my family during such an uncertain and frightening moment which marked the beginning of the corona crisis. This challenge of staying creative under such circumstances was encouraged by Marieke Rodenburg while I was attending one of her courses. So I asked my family to join me in the experiment of filming ourselves to share how our daily lives were affected by this historical moment."
"Since I decided to follow the sanitary rules and stay at home as much as possible, I was not able to film much outside. So I decided to shoot what I could from my window. It was also a way to try getting to know my new neighbourhood since I moved to the Netherlands this year and I was not even able to really get to know Amsterdam before the coronavirus outbreak. I started to film in the vertical position because I felt that my field of view was framed by the shape of the window. I decided to continue filming like this, also to represent the intensified use of smartphones during the pandemic. The smartphone became a bridge that allowed us to feel less isolated online. And most of the footage was made with smartphones, too."