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Ruling portrays the Supreme Court of the Netherlands in The Hague.
The camera explores the space, choreographing justice procedures and reading the architectural program as if it was a case at the Court. It circulates through different chambers and domains, ending up in the courtroom.
Ruling intends to look into the semiotics of power and what it means to rule today. This procedure is translated into an aesthetic gesture which enhances the timeless architecture of the Supreme Court and its design coherency.

  • Dorian de Rijk
  • Dorian de Rijk
  • Christiaan van Leeuwen
  • Alejandro Ramirez
  • Sabine Maas
  • Jordi Beukers
    Digital compositing
  • Petro van Leeuwen
    Color grading
  • Ella van de Woude
    Original score & Sound
  • Marcello Sodano
    Sound Advisor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2018
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Director Biography - Dorian de Rijk


Dorian de Rijk holds a MFA in film from de Nederlandse Filmacademie, a BFA in Fine Arts from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and studied photography with Chistopher Williams at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Duesseldorf. Through her practice, Dorian researches the visible and invisible mechanisms of exclusion within our social systems. The cinematic film installation ‘Valerius’ on mental healthcare was awarded the AHK prize in 2016. It is part of a series that reflects on the role of fear in society and how it has become an internalized tool of control. Her essay film ‘Winging It’ was censored in Istanbul and toured as part of Post-Peace with the support of the wutt. Kunstverein Stuttgart.
Currently she is undertaking commissioned art works for Dutch Broadcasters VPRO, BNN/VARA, Pakhuis de Zwijger and Gemeente Amsterdam.

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