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Enjoy your file, download your life

20170616 OneMinutes trailer online

The One Minutes Series ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ curated by Studio David Claerbout

① memo 20170616 ~ Enjoy your file, download your life ~ Today online The One Minutes Series announcement and trailer of ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ curated by Studio David Claerbout.

! Great. My video “Splash” (2016) was used also for the moving poster image of this trailer.

‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ will premiere 29 June at Het Bos, Antwerp (BE).

De Pont in Tilburg (NL) will screen the series 13 July 6pm.
In July, the series will tour museums and cultural organisations with a subscription to The One Minutes Series.

Zog nit keynmol – Cartouche


Video published on Apr 19, 2017 – Partison Song – Zog nit keynmol (Ne dis jamais) est le nom de la chanson écrite en 1943 par Hirsh Glick, jeune juif détenu au ghetto de Vilnius apprenant le soulèvement du ghetto de Varsovie contre les nazis. La mélodie est du russe Dmitry Pokrass écrite en 1935

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‘Zog nit keynmol az du geyst dem letstn veg’ (Never say that you are walking the final road), also known as ‘The Partisans’ Song’, is perhaps the best-known of the Yiddish songs created during the Holocaust. It was written by the young Vilna poet Hirsh Glik, and based on a pre-existing melody by the Soviet-Jewish composer Dimitri Pokrass. Inspired by the news of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, the song was adopted as the official anthem of the Vilna partisans shortly after it was composed in 1943, and spread with remarkable rapidity to other ghettos and camps. The song is powerful and defiantly optimistic, acknowledging Jewish suffering in the past and present, and urging the Jewish people to continue fighting for their survival. It is one of the most frequently performed songs at Holocaust commemoration ceremonies.

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Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild

Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild ~ Posters in the Brussels streets of Afghan refugees living in the Brussels Béguinage church in 2014. Portraits by Chiara Ravano (Antwerp) for the Inside Out project “Justice for afghan refugees in Belgium” (Olivier Bonny, Salon Mommen) in the front of the Salon Mommen, Saint-Josse/ Sint-Joost , Brussels , Belgium.
① memo 20160620 ~ Film : Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
#WithRefugees – World Refugee Day

Memory Track

Régine Krochmal and Francine Mayran at the 2011 commemoration of Transport XX in Boortmeerbeek (Belgium) – listening to the poem “Ce que j’ai encore à vous dire” by Serge Smulevic – read by his cousin Georges Rakier.

… Aujourd’hui
c’est la renaissance du racisme
c’est l’espérance du fascisme
Ils sont de retour, à nouveau Tous ces anciens fléaux !
Aujourd’hui
J’ai soixante-quinze ans
La colère me retourne les sangs …

Serge Smulevic (20 April 1996)

Candlelight Gouda – Kaarsjesavond

Tonight (Dec 13, 2013) is Candle Night in the Dutch town “Gouda”.

Best film quality on MOBILEs via  this YouTube link
Every year, mid December, “Kaarsjesavond” (Candlenight) is celebrated at the Market place (Markt) in Gouda (Holland), when the ordinary electric lighting gives place to innumerable candles. That same night filmed December 16, 2008 was very, very cold.
Carillon played by Boudewijn Zwart.
Gouda people, Thanks!

Creative Commons LicenseRecorded Gouda, December 16, 2008. Film “Candlelight Gouda” © 2011 Michel van der BurgSome Rights Reserved  – license Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
First published on channel012 of YouTube and imichel.com on December 13, 2011. Republished in post Dec 13, 2013 on michelvanderburg.com with updated info.