Okki Poortvliet grew up in a small village in the north of the Netherlands. There she shot her graduation film for Minerva art academy: IJswee (longing for ice). A film about how villagers, with a passion for skating on natural ice, deal with the increasingly warmer winters.
Okki is interested in making all kinds of things, so she studied Illustration, Animation and Time Based Design. She is currently taking next steps as a filmmaker at Docwerk in Den Bosch and is studying Philosophy at the University of Groningen.
‘I want to take the public to the reality of other people and places, to bring them into contact with what you cannot see and hear in daily life’
The result: films, animations, drawings, prints, installations and everything in between.
It is also clear that she has a thing for birds and ice rinks.