Les Bordures

Les Bordures is a short animated film by Tessa van Vuren in which one of Amsterdam based painter Lukas Smits' "booklets" is central. Les Bordures is part of a series. All volumes in this series are unique and have their own tonality and theme, inspired by nature, music and poetry. All pages are intensively edited with acrylic, applied with various objects, sometimes brush and brush.
The whole of the pages creates a total experience that continues per booklet.

The film tries to approximate the sensory sensation that comes from flipping through the pages of Les Bordures. Film, paintings and music together form a separate poetic work of art.

  • Tessa van Vuren
  • Tessa van Vuren
  • Lukas Smits
  • Hans Croon
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    Art, Poetry, Landscape art
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Tessa van Vuren

Tessa van Vuren is a Dutch illustrator and animator who recently graduated from the HKU (Utrecht). She specializes in 2D animation and creates playful and rich visuals.

On the photo, left to right: Tessa van Vuren, Lukas Smits, Hans Croon.

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Director Statement

Working together with Lukas Smits, the painter, and Hans Croon, the musician, was an inspiring experience of three generations producing a "Gesammtkunstwerk", a dialogue between different forms of art that reinforce each other.