Jules Joseph

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The Bridge

The Bridge, released today through Vimeo and Soundcloud, is the third part of the audio visual project Layers. As we venture through the depths we stumble upon the bridge.

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03/21/2018 — 17:57


When I was a kid, monsters made me feel that I could fit somewhere, even if it was an imaginary place where the grotesque and the abnormal were celebrated and accepted. – Guillermo del Toro

In the second circle of Hell in Dante’s ‘Inferno’ are those overcome by lust. Dante and Virgil leave Limbo and enter the Second Circle – the first of the circles of Incontinence – where the punishments of Hell proper begin. In this circle, Dante sees Semiramis, Dido, Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Paris, Achilles, Tristan, and many others who were overcome by sexual love during their life.

Both ‘The Hive’ and ‘The Depths’ take inspiration from the second circle. The name ‘Tristan’ also rings back to a different project back in July of 2014 called ‘Tristan’. It was the name of the first jewelry collection I released, telling the story of a different Tristan.

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02/22/2018 — 19:06

Project Layers

I am currently working on a new audio visual project with the working title ‘Layers’. So far two parts have been released. ‘The Hive’ and ‘The Depths’ can be found on Soundcloud and Vimeo. This new project is partly inspired by Dante’s Inferno, standing still and a fascination with anger. Emotions and memories latch themselves onto locations, sounds, sights and smells and even though time might pass certain memories will not. We prefer to look at the things that make us sigh and smile, but what about the things that make our blood boil? The memories we try to suppress because it’s so much easier to find strength in the good. Is there more than meets the eye?

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02/17/2018 — 12:13

The Depths

A new song and video have been released through Soundcloud and Vimeo to follow up the previously released ‘The Hive’. The second song of the series called ‘The Depths’ is now online and has an official video. Both songs and videos are part of a new audio visual project called ‘Layers’. As time passes the project will unfold itself and more information will follow.

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

01/24/2018 — 17:43

Another Year

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner it’s time to look back and reflect on 2017. The year 2016 was all about releasing music, videos and ending with the ‘Full Square’ exposition to showcase different assets of my work. At the beginning of the new year I decided to try and check another thing off my bucketlist… make a short film.

The short film, which had the working title Turnmoil. Carnage, would be adapted from old drafts of a performance art piece about vanity and social media which had never seen the light of day due to it being rejected when I was still studying.

The Another Night project proved to be a great experiment and learning process, but in the end it turned out very differently than I had envisioned. Looking back on it now I realize moving away from the original script, a lack of timemanagement and full dedication made the short film what it had become. Dealing with the fact that this project turned out to be a deemed failure weighed heavy and forced me to put more energy in my day job.

Square One Revisted was a small side project to celebrate the anniversary of the Full Square project and the Square One EP in particular. A new EP was released through Soundcloud and a single was released with an animated video through Vimeo. During the release of the EP it was announced that the short film would be accompanied by ten brand new paintings, snippets of text and music which would be featured in the short film. The complete ‘Another Night’ project was eventually released through Tumblr in October. For seven nights the short film would appear, but only during nighttime, to be viewed completely. A nod to the nightly theme of the project, but also to avoid getting banned from Vimeo.

Now no longer feeling restricted to certain tools I realized Jules Joseph became more over time and turned into my preffered vehicle of creative expression. The gallery of the website and biography changed to reflect that and many things were tweaked, added and removed to showcase a broader line of work. The year ended with the release of a brand new song called ‘The Hive’ which also marked the tenth video released through Vimeo.

An exciting fourth year of Jules Joseph is up ahead with the fifth year anniversary of this website. Thank you for sticking around and having a continued interest in Jules Joseph.

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12/25/2017 — 12:09

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About Me

Jules Joseph is the vehicle of expression of Martijn Winkel. A painter and visual artist from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, who started out in 2014. He has released multiple collections of handmade jewelry and paintings and launched two major projects. The first being ‘Full Square’ in the form of an exposition combining jewerly, paintings and video while releasing three accompanying EP’s with music. The second project ‘Another Night’ being a short film about the nightlife of the city and fleeting romance, releasing accompanying music once more.

He now focusses on experimenting with different ways to tell stories. This website serves 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.