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january 2022


The film "Clouds Clouds(...)We Knew Nothing"

will be part of the 28th Annual Poetry Marathon 2022

Woodland Pattern Book Center Milwaukee VS

January 29 & 30 10am-10pm CT

More info: WEBSITE Woodland Pattern Book Center

The Film "Clouds Clouds (...) We Knew Nothing" is made in Amsterdam in The Netherlands in 2011. 
The camera work is taken from inside my studio in Amsterdam-West in one shot from a static position, the moving parts of the film are the clouds, the smoke, the birds and the moving trees in the wind in an urban landscape. The sound is recorded (stereo) separately 
close near the coal-fired power station.(space/time) The smoke clouds are made by the coal-fired power station in Amsterdam (The Hemweg Centrale). The Hemwegcentrale is closed now since the end of december in 2019. The quote told in the film by a male voice is from the novel "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe, written in 1719. The text is an excerpt from page 47: (..) We knew nothing where we were, or what country were we driven to, be it an island or the main road, inhabited or uninhabited (..) The film is made from a visionary view of the landscape that has changed over time. And not knowing where we have ended up in this world. Clouds are formed now by smoke, we can no longer tell the difference. The film touches on subjects such as 'the makeable world, time, change, industrialization, the ignorance of humans and the preservation of nature. The film was part of the september 2021 screening series at Acinema Milwaukee, Wisconsin VS  and will be part of the Woodland Patter's 24 hour poetry marathon (Milwaukee VS) at the end of january 2022. https://woodlandpattern.org/poetry-marathon

 

 

 

 

 

The quote told by a male voice in the film is from the novel "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe, written in 1719. The text is an excerpt from page 47:

(..) We knew nothing where we were, or what country were we driven to, be it an island or the main road, inhabited or uninhabited (..) 


December 2021

 

Upcoming Atelier/Studio medio summer 2022! 

Location: HanzeArtLab Trekvaart 61 IJsselmuiden

Close to the river The IJssel / Atelier 22

(Building in blue)

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September 2021

 

The Film; 'Clouds Clouds (...) We Knew Nothing' from 2011 is part of the september 2021 screening series 'A Broken Mirror Still Reflects" (season 6) at aCinema Milwaukee, Wisconsin  VS. aCinema is a monthly exhibition dedicated to the screening of works od moving image artists from around the globe. https://www.acinema.space/archive/a-broken-mirror-still-reflects