Diversity Destroyed / Zerstörte Vielfalt 1933 – 1938. City of Berlin theme year 2013 of commemoration, remembrance, warning and discussion of the Nazis’ assumption of power in 1933 and the pogroms of 1938. Unter den Linden , Berlin , Germany, September 8, 2013. Berlin 1933 | 20200908 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com
Image The Other ~
Expo ‘The Image of the Other’ filmed March 18, 2014 in the Brussels Bequinage church.
Imaging the Other , Imagining Danger. How are “others” depicted? Are stereotypes necessary or dangerous? Does the comparison with contemporary cartoons hold up?
“The Image of the Other wants to dwell on the image of the ‘Other’ : ‘the Black’, ‘the Jew’ , ‘the Turk’ , ‘the Heretic’. Examples from the Flemish and Dutch religious art from around 1450 – 1750 reflects this perception.
In art , the ‘Other’ is often stereotyped. Works of medieval or renaissance now give us the impression of being racist or discriminatory. But what about our newspapers and advertisements” Are they doing so much better?
The way in which the ‘Other’ is imagined should better not be underestimated as this could lead to serious consequences. For example, certain stereotypical views remain for decades and these biases can be part of our overall imaging. This process can even develop into structural racism. In that sense, there is a certain danger in the images of the other from the past. So we are quite critical of the thousands of images that we see every day.” — Quote from the installation ‘DE ANDERE VERBEELD / VERBEELD GEVAAR’ (The Image of the Other / Imaginary Danger) by ORBIT.
With this exhibition ORBIT wants to critically analyze our view of “the other”, past and present. ORBIT not only wants to dwell on the portrayal of ‘the other’ in Christian art, but also wants to dwell on today’s portrayal in the media. How are “others” depicted? Are stereotypes necessary or dangerous?
Thanks to Karen Wyckmans , Heritage Project Coordinator | Project “De Andere Verbeeld” (The Image of the Other) | ORBIT – http://www.orbitvzw.be . More info at site https://deandereverbeeld.wordpress.com .
Thanks also to priest Daniel Alliët – host of both the expo and the concurrent Afghan Refugee Camp (March 2014) in the Brussels Beguinage Church (Saint John the Baptist at the Béguinage – Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Grand Béguinage ) – now House of Compassion – http://www.houseofcompassion.brussels .
In the background sound of the Afghan Refugee Camp and the Béguinage church pipe organ played during music lessons by Félix Snyers and student.
From the Beguinage Project by Kristen Cattell (USA) and Michel van der Burg (Holland).
Film : Image The Other | 20200801 | Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media
Artist Talk Gerald van der Kaap’s Beyond Index
One minute aftermovie of the inspiring intimate tour of the solo exhibition Beyond Index by Gerald van der Kaap screening in the new ROZENSTRAAT art project space hosted by Sjoerd Kloosterhuis , last Tuesday 7 January, during the artist talk of Gerald van der Kaap with film critic Dana Linssen in this six screen installation.
Installation audio was muted during the talk , however audio from a clip taken after the talk is included in this one minute film of my impressions.
Gerald van der Kaap’s original feature film Beyond Index premiered in 2017 and formed the starting point of the 6 channel multimedia remix installation that Kaap developed for his exhibition at Rozenstraat. This is Gerald Van Der Kaap’s first feature – an experimental film made in China in collaboration with cinematographers Yu LIK-WAI and Joewiii – with a soundtrack by Berlin producer duo ÂME.
Rife with historical art references, Beyond Index (2017) follows a group of Chinese art students whose training comprises the precise imitation of classic paintings from the Western canon. This strict adherence to tradition shifts with the arrival of Yves Klein – both a character and a drug. Slowly intoxicated by Yves’ words and the mind-altering color blue, the students undergo an awakening and begin to consider an alternative, less polluted, reality. In an age which often measures art in terms of capitalist productivity, it is vestigated whether art has the power to undermine or destabilize capitalist neoliberal regimes.
Agenda Notes :
Last week now, of Gerald van der Kaap’s solo exhibition Beyond Index at ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose . The exhibition runs until Saturday 18 January 2020 (open Wednesday-Saturday 13-18 hr ) . https://www.rozenstraat.com
The original feature film Beyond Index is screening later this month again with a Q&A at film theater Kriterion, Amsterdam – Wednesday 22 January . https://www.kriterion.nl
Beyond Index Redux/Remix six screen installation by Gerald Van Der Kaap at ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose .
Artist talk of Gerald van der Kaap and film critic Dana Linssen at ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose , hosted by Sjoerd Kloosterhuis – Tuesday 7 January 2020 in Amsterdam .
Instagram : @geraldvdkaap @beyondindexthemovie @dana_linssen @rozenstraat.arose @miracles.media @sjoerdkloosterhuis @michelvanderburg
Film : Artist Talk Gerald van der Kaap’s Beyond Index (20200116) Michel van der Burg | miracles.media
溅…刹那即永恒 Splash…One Minute is Eternal
Wonderful news today from The One Minutes :
My one minute film SPLASH – 溅 – is screened at the ‘One Minute is Eternal’ exhibition in the Power Station of Arts museum in Shanghai.
Update Oct 17, 2019 — The exhibition is postponed until later this year.
Power Station of Art (PSA) in Shanghai (CN) presents 刹那即永恒 – One Minute is Eternal – Celebrating 21 years of One Minutes from 23 October until 24 November 2019.
On the top floor of the museum, PSA presents 21 series of one-minute videos curated by Melanie Bonajo, David Claerbout, Kate Cooper, Harm van den Dorpel, Helen Dowling, Cécile B. Evans, Va-Bene E. Fiatsi (crazinisT artisT), Goys & Birls, Tao Hui, Lawrence Lek & Lua Vollaard, Melvin Moti, Shana Moulton, David Henry Nobody Jr, Joseph Popper, Tereza Ruller, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Cally Spooner, Kubilay Mert Ural and Ana Vaz.
SPLASH is part of the One Minutes Series ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ curated by Studio David Claerbout. From the vast The One Minutes Collection, Studio David Claerbout made a very subjective choice of thirty-seven videos of different lives, voices, perspectives, imaginations, fun, pain, madness and peace.
All participating artists are listed in the press release (link below):
The One Minutes – Press release 10 October 2019 – Power Station of Art presents 21 years of One Minutes
Film 溅…刹那即永恒 Splash…One Minute is Eternal (20191010) Michel van der Burg | miracles.media
More on SPLASH below :
Enjoy your file, download your life
SPLASH in Nanjing Museum ‘Celebrating 20 years of One Minutes’
Update Oct 17, 2019 — The exhibition is postponed until later this year.
Mythical concert The Good Udsjuen (De Goede Udsjuen) and exhibition UDSJUEN – by Koenraad Tinel & Kuniko Kato on the magical night of May 31, 2019 in the Saint James Church (one last glance) in Ghent, Belgium. ① memo 20190613 ~ Flemish Master In Situ ~ Miracles.Media
Poster Kazerne Dossin museum exhibition (until 22 april 2019 – kazernedossin.eu) Shoah et Bande Dessinée (FR) Holocaust en Strips (NL) at the Gent Sint Pieter train station yesterday , Gent , Belgium. ① memo 20190211 ~ Shoah Comics
① memo 20180920 ~ SPLASH in Nanjing Museum ‘Celebrating 20 years of One Minutes’ ~
I have some more wonderful news to share from the press release today by The One Minutes :
My Splash one minute film is part of the 8 hours of One Minute video art , the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA) presents in the exhibition ‘Ways of Seeing the Future – Creating, engaging and connecting – Celebrating 20 years of One Minutes’ from 26 October until 25 November 2018.
The exhibition takes place in AMNUA’s futuristic Hall03 of 1500 square meters on the top floor of the museum.
Ways of Seeing the Future consists of 20 series curated by, among others, Melanie Bonajo, David Claerbout and Cally Spooner, discussing the topics of today and our near future in video art. The show marks the start of the festivities celebrating The One Minutes’ 20th anniversary in 2019.
»It cannot be ignored that the influence and success The One Minutes have achieved today, both suit and fight the trend of this fast-paced life at the same time.» Chen Rui, Curator Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts
Since 1999, The One Minutes Foundation has produced and distributed one minute videos from an artistic point of view, offering an international stage for people to create, engage and connect. The One Minutes Collection consists of over 10,000 video works by artists from more than 120 countries.
The exhibition consist of 20 series , and Splash is part of the July 2017 serie ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ , curated by Studio David Claerbout.
Splash video and previous screenings in this previous post https://michelvanderburg.com/2017/06/29/splash/
»Een zwaar onderwerp in één minuut is onmogelijk, zou je denken, maar iedere video in de serie van in totaal zestien One Minutes, kent een eigen verbeelding van het vraagstuk.« Ellis Kat, Omdat langer dan zestig seconden saai is – exposeren in China, Mister Motley, 11-12-2018
»Invite everyone to become an artist!.«Chen Rui, The One Minutes Ways of Seeing the Future, Art Monthly, November 2018
»In just two years, China has been in the heat of a “small video”.«
AMNUA One Minute Video 20th Anniversary Special Opening, Sina.com, 28-10-2018
»At the entrance of the exhibition, a video wall is created, which plays 20 trailers of One Minute Series, like a kaleidoscope. These TVs symbolize the world we see.«
One Minute Video 20th Anniversary special exhibition debut in Nanjing Art Museum, PeopleArt, 29-10-2018
»One minute can change the fate of history.«
Wang Liangliang, One Minutes at Nanjing Art Museum “Meet the future”, Artron Art Network, 26-10-2018
溅 [ Splash ] now in Ways of Seeing the Future – AMNUA | The One Minutes – Nanjing, China , Oct 26 – Nov 25 , 2018
Nov 4, 2018 – A report on Ways of Seeing the Future by Jiangsu TV, starting at 1’06 min