Are You There? / Ik ben er even niet” the documentary by Maartje Nevejan that I worked on as researcher will have it’s world premiere in the international documentary film festival CPH:DOC from 21 – 30 March 2019 in Copenhagen.



The documentary is an essay about the influence of absence epilepsy on imagination, science and art that emerges from the inner worlds. It is the story of Nevejan herself and other children and young adults who suffer from epilepsy. A quest from all these astronauts of inner space.

Perhaps the darkest black is the black we carry within ourselves,It’s not the night where you switch the lights off – it’s the night where you close your eyes. To make new art, you have to make new space. – Anish Kapoor

I can not proof it scientifically, but I am convinced this is the stuff that fairytales and myths are made of. – Dr. Oliver Sacks


The film is produced by Cerutti Film and Dutch broadcaster VPRO.