Han Van Acoleyen
Han Van Acoleyen, aka moldy horse was born in Belgium in 1976, where she got a degree in architecture in 2000. During these studies she researched the expression of states of being, atmospheres as well as world-views by use of graphics and spatial structures. The theoretical part of her diploma thesis “De onvolkomenheid van de moderne mens” (The unfulfilldness of the modern human) concerned about modernist existential philosophies and their influence on architecture and how to express its ideology, of making the modern human feel fulfilled again, in architecture. The architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe was employed to exemplify this. The practical part consisted out of the design of a museum of contemporary arts concerning the theme water in a city (Roermond, NL) where water plays a major role.
Since 2003 she lives and works in Berlin. 2004 she met Ceven Knowles and started acting in some of his film-projects. She kept on developing her theme and completed 2011 a bachelor in judaic studies and publishing & communication science. Through these studies she deepened her research by combining language/communication/storytelling with the (sub)consciousness. She wrote her bachelor thesis “Die Funktion des Erzählens in Agnons ‘Ad Olam’” about the function of storytelling in post-modern hebrew literature, analyzing a short story dealing with (on an underlying level) the hasidic culture of storytelling after world war II.
Since 2011 she explores her theme ‘perception and being’ further in her short films and sound performances. 2012 she became a member of the filmArche e.V., where she learns and teaches about editing, sound design and directing in the frame of her theme.