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Seven Nights

Seven nights have passed since the release of the short film. Seven nights have been spend together. Seven dusks, seven dawns. And so ends the viewing of the short film.

The Another Night project, previously known as An Honest Puck, has been quite the journey. What started out as a draft for a performance art piece about vanity and losing yourself in social media turned out to become a piece about my love for the city and fleeting romance. Experimenting with different forms of creative expressions has been exciting, but it also made me realize that not every form is my area of prefered expertise. With Another Night I finally closed a chapter of music and film to focus solely on painting again.

Though the short film has been taken down, the rest of the Tumblr page will be open for viewing for a while. Thank you for your interest and feedback.

Do you have a question or a request? Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

10/9/2017 — 18:11

Release Another Night

Today is the official release of the Another Night project, previously known as An Honest Puck.

One of the core subjects of this project will be nightime and the slumber of the city. Weekends filled with guilty pleasures, sleazy parties and bad decisions. Things I love to hate but keep coming back to because it will never stop giving or surprising. Chasing dreams until I can no longer sleep, an eternal longing for balance and unbalance. And these things only become more attractive once your stuck in your nine to five life.

The project consists of the following;

Another Night (short film)
Another Night is about opening up, the vulnerability that follows and the endless in between. The highs and lows of meeting someone, our daily slumber, and how we come alive in the nightime. What connections do we truly make in this digital age and how does that show in patches and pixels? What story appears when you weave them all together?

Follow (short film)
Most of us have been there. After a night out you desperately want to get home to undress and crawl into bed. Your head still dizzy from the alcohol, your clothes smelling like cigarettes and beer. But it’s that walk from the station to your house that will always repeat itself first. Connecting the dots you walk from A to B. Sometimes it rains, sometimes you smoke a last cigarette. And sometimes you walk just a little faster because the darkness surrounding you suddenly gets to you.

Reflecting (short stories)
Over the years I have written multiple short stories involving the avdentures in the night life of Rotterdam with friends. These stories are memories made and memories treasured in text. Ten snippets of text have been taken from these short stories to accompany the project.

Pictograms (paintings)
To acompany the short stories painted interpretations of the stories have been made. Every painting has a base coating of oil paint covered with a drawing made with crayons.

I really hope you enjoy it.

Do you have some feedback, a question or a request?
Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

09/28/2017 — 07:49

Satisfying process

A lot has happened since the last blog.  The working title has been changed to the official title ‘Another Night’ again instead of ‘An Honest Puck’ due to copyright.  I am proud to share the new poster for Another Night. New promotional pictures have been taken by Boris Windmeijer. The new official trailer has been uploaded to the Vimeo account as well.

Piece by piece I have been slowly putting everything together which is a very satisfying process. The project is taking shape in the way I wanted to tell the story becoming a nice collection. Even though putting the short film online will be a risk, I am confident it will find its way. With one month left to go I will take the time to edit and tweak until it actually feels finished.

Do you have a question or a request?  Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

08/31/2017 — 14:52

Decisions and deadlines

I have finally decided to launch the project online instead of doing an exposition. The short movie Another Night, Follow, the ten paintings and snippets of the stories will all be put online. Part of the soundtrack of the movie will also be put online again through Soundcloud. The first week of October will be the deadline, so I will have enough time to put everything online and tune it to my liking.

The project will most likely be shared through Tumblr completely.  Being able to combine video, audio, images and text in one place has proven to be the easiest way. The upcoming week I will work on translating the stories from Dutch to English and deciding what will be put online. After that I will work on promotion and launching the project.

Do you have a question or a request?  Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

08/21/2017 — 19:47

Questions and answers

During the live brainstorming session on Instagram I answered some questions. Apparently the streaming was very slow, my apologies for that!

How did you start with this new project?
The idea for this project sprouted when I finished the short film I made called ‘Another Night’. It was an experiment, but after editing the final cut the short movie was shelved. As Jules Joseph started as a platform for my paintings, I promised to return to that due to having a new house with more space for painting. I decided to incorporate the short film into a bigger project combining storytelling and painting to bring it to light.

What is the short movie about?
Another Night is about opening up, the vulnerability that follows and the endless in between.  The highs and lows of meeting someone, untouched. We have all been there once or twice. You never know what secrets will unfold and if it is built to last. The short film tries to capture that through recordings on a phone. It’s an experiment, and a new medium to me.

Will the project be completed with an exposition or a different outlet?
Last year I had my first solo exposition, which was a dream come true. Though it feels very tempting to finish this project with a second exposition I try to push myself further. When the short movie was still going to become an online zine it felt very exciting. Now that the short movie is finished it has become more difficult to share it online. Due to copywright reasons of imagery and music used it can’t be placed online without consequences. So it is still up for debate. Maybe I will share it secretly through a mailing list.

How far is the project from being completed?
The project is currently around seventy percent finished. The short film, ten paintings and stories are practicly done. It all depends on how I am going to weave the storyline and what more shall be added so that it feels finished.

Is it hard to work on the project with a fulltime job?
Yes, and no. Yes because I can’t put as much time and effort in it as I would like to. No, because it makes it more relaxing and worthwhile when I have the time to work on it. I don’t make any money with this project and I am currently not selling any paintings. The fulltime job makes sure I have a steady income to pay my rent and supplies.

Will you ever return to making jewelry?
The possibility is there, yes. But if I do it will probably be part of something else. After this project I will focus on painting completely, but you never know.

Why are you deleting your Instagram account?
My Instagram is not officially linked to my website and is used more as a moodboard privately. Because of that I have decided to change things in September by deleting my Instagram in order to share more through the website. I will continue to use Instagram, but with a different name and different content unrelated to Jules Joseph.

Thanks everyone for joining in, asking questions and having a laugh!

Do you have a question or a request? Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

08/14/2017 — 20:30

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About Me

Martijn Jules Joseph Winkel is a graphic designer from Rotterdam with a specialization in art & design. He has also finished a study in Desktop Publishing – Allround. Besides graphic design, painting is his passion.

His passion for painting emerged at an early age, with his mother always pushing his creativity forward by trying to work with different materials and tools. After finishing his studies he also started focussing on jewelry releasing several collections through his website.

Celebrating the two year anniversary of Jules Joseph and the release of an online musical project divided in three EP’s, Martijn had his first solo exposition in Rotterdam in 2016 called ‘Full Square’. The exposition displayed paintings, jewelry, music and video.

After experimenting with a short film called Another Night at the start of 2017 he is now completely focussed on painting again. This website will serve as a showcase of his work, a way to get in contact with him and an active blog.

Do you have a question or perhaps a request? Feel free to get in touch by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl.