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Artist Talk Gerald van der Kaap’s Beyond Index

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

Links :
https://www.rozenstraat.com/event/gerald-van-der-kaap/
https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/film/beyond-index

Credits :
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

Transport XX Face to Face

Transport XX Face to Face
This 1 minute film is a video impression (February 28th, 2009) of the confrontation of passers-by with the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels, that presented photographic portraits of 1,200 of the 1,631 Jewish prisoners deported with the 20th train convoy to Auschwitz in 1943.

Transport XX to Auschwitz

On April 19, 1943 at 10 p.m. the 20th train convoy departed the Dossin barracks (Kazerne Dossin) in Mechelen (Belgium) with 40 cattle cars crammed with 1631 Jewish men, women and children for Auschwitz (Poland). The in Belgium captured Jews were over 90% ‘foreigners’ (with no Belgian nationality) who either when war broke out or (many) years earlier had fled from mainly Eastern Europe, Germany and Holland to Belgium. Half an hour after the departure of this transport XX three young Belgians from Brussels, Youra Livschitz, Jean Franklemon and Robert Maistriau stopped the train between Boortmeerbeek and Haacht, opened one of the cars and liberated 17 prisoners. Later before the train reaches the German border over 200 other prisoners decide to attempt to escape and also jump out of the cars. In total 233 people attempted to escape, and 188 did succeed. Unfortunately also 26 were killed and 89 others recaptured and interned or put on future trains to Auschwitz. This 20th transport arrived at Auschwitz on April 22. Only 153 of those on board survived this death camp. This was the only documented attack on a death train during the Shoah.
More on Transport XX in the 1 hour documentary film ‘Transport XX to Auschwitz’ – a film by Karen Lynne & Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg – https://michelvanderburg.com/2013/04/19/transport-xx-to-auschwitz/

Project “Give them a Face”

The Kazerne Dossin (project “Give them a Face”) digitalised the photo’s of the Dossin prisoners, that mostly are from the “National State Archives of Belgium. Ministry of Justice, Public Safety Office, Foreigner’s Police, individual files”
The TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels was organised from 27 January to 15 March 2009 by the BELvue Museum in collaboration with the JMDR / Kazerne Dossin. The photographic portraits were displayed outside in the Royal park in Brussels (opposite the Royal Palace).
Thank you: Marjan Verplancke and other co-workers of the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance (JMDR) in Mechelen (Malines, Belgium) and project “Give them a Face”.
With the ‘Give Them a Face’ project the Kazerne Dossin aims to bring together as many portraits of deportees from the Dossin barracks in Mechelen as possible and give them back their face – and the memory alive.

Film TRANSPORT XX – installation Brussels

This ‘one minute cut’ is a reworking of the film ‘TRANSPORT XX — installation Brussels’ Michel van der Burg – published online April 19, 2009 – https://michelvanderburg.com/2009/04/19/transport-xx-installation-brussels/ .

Transport XX Face to Face – 1 minute film

For this special ‘The One Minute’ edition, the original film of around 3 minutes was edited to a 1-minute cut.
‘Transport XX – Face to Face’ by Michel van der Burg premiered at the ‘Where history starts’ festival by The One Minutes and the Museum of National History (innl) in theater Paradiso , November 28, 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands. That ‘Where history starts’ series of 1 minute films was also released by theoneminutes foundation in 2010 on DVD (limited edition). That original 2010 1-minute film contained no title nor credits. The title and credits were added in the 2012 edition of the 1-minute film that I made available on DVD and also online (that 2012 edition is republished here in larger format and modified endscreen).
Online the 2010 edition was first shown in a short documentary of the premiere screening via Vimeo (#35784512) 27 January 2012, and the 2012 (DVD) edition with credits was published via Vimeo (#40331755 – vimeo.com/michelvanderburg/txx1minute ) 13 April 2012, and via Youtube at the now dormant iClip channel Apr 19, 2012.

This 2020 edition

Now (January 2020) a 4K edition is published – new online at my main YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/michelvanderburg ) and new also at the today started Instagram account Miracles.Media ( @miracles.media ).

Links

One minute film
https://michelvanderburg.com/2011/12/14/oneminutes-paradiso-transport-xx/

Other film versions
https://michelvanderburg.com/2009/04/19/transport-xx-installation-brussels/

Credits | Summary

Transport XX Face to Face ~ The One Minutes
This 1 minute film is a video impression (February 28th, 2009) of the confrontation of passers-by with the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels, that presented photographic portraits of 1,200 of the 1,631 Jewish prisoners deported with the 20th train convoy to Auschwitz in 1943.
Event : TRANSPORT XX installation by the BELvue Museum / JMDR / Kazerne Dossin, February 28, 2009, Brussels, Belgium.
Original film version : ‘TRANSPORT XX — installation Brussels’ – published online April 19, 2009 by Michel van der Burg | https://michelvanderburg.com/2009/04/19/transport-xx-installation-brussels/ .
This 1 minute film ‘Transport XX – Face to Face’ by Michel van der Burg premiered at the ‘Where history starts’ festival by The One Minutes and the Museum of National History (innl) in theater Paradiso , November 28, 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Instagram : @miracles.media @theoneminutes @michelvanderburg @kazernedossin @belvuemuseum @paradisoadam Full info posted at https://michelvanderburg.com/2020/01/10/ Film : Transport XX Face to Face (20200110) Michel van der Burg | miracles.media

Q&A Premiere One Minutes Series Studio David Claerbout ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’


Q&A Premiere One Minutes Series Studio David Claerbout ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’.
Post-Screening Q&A with Julia van Mourik, moderator and creative director of The One Minutes, at the premiere of The One Minutes Series ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ curated by Studio David Claerbout , screening June 29 , 2017 in the Het Bos theater in Antwerp, Belgium — talking on the selection of One Minutes by Studio David Claerbout , and the making of 1-minute films by two of the filmmakers : Misha de Ridder with video ‘U Furu’ and Michel van der Burg with video ‘Splash’.

Watch ‘Splash’ in the Instagram showcase of The One Minutes Collection – https://www.instagram.com/p/BWcNw1KDmNs/

Note : a film report of the introduction by the Studio David Claerbout team was reported earlier (20191009) – see: Studio David Claerbout Introduces One Minutes Series ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ – https://www.instagram.com/p/B3adHeth9bj

Credits
Q&A Premiere One Minutes Series Studio David Claerbout ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’.
Instagram links @theoneminutes @studiodavidclaerbout @michelvanderburg @mishaderidder . Theater Het Bos , June 29, 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
Film : 20200106 Michel van der Burg | miracles.media

Flammable Films Bunker

Flammable Films Bunker
Former german bunker (Atlantic Wall) in the dunes along the North Sea near Scheveningen , The Hague, with special safes to store the flammable nitrate films of dutch history from the national dutch archive – historic films for safety reasons not allowed within built-up areas.
Here the Westerbork film footage also was examined in the 1990s for clues about the deportation trains and the name of the girl with the ‘working’ name Esther (by researcher Aad Wagenaar) – later to be identified as Settela.
Here a 1980 Polygoon newsreel on the restauration of this RVD archive bunker with new safes.

Credit
Source : Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator).
Film edit ‘Flammable Films Bunker’ (20191216) by Michel van der Burg | Settela.com – licensed CC BY-SA 4.0

Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style

Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style

This first ‘viral hit’ Lambeth Walk – Nazi Style is a short film edited to make it look like Adolf Hitler and his troops were dancing like marionettes to “The Lambeth Walk”.
This short counter propaganda film hit was made by Charles A. Ridley as official of the British Ministry of Information, first released Dec. 25, 1941 , and distributed uncredited to newsreel companies for cinema screening all over the world.
The film is known also as :
“Schichlegruber Doing The Lambeth Walk’ – Assisted By The Gestapo ‘Hep-Cats’
Hoch der Lambeth Valk
Hoch Der Lambeth Walk
Germany Calling
Hitler Assumes Command
Hitler Doing the Lambeth Walk
A Laugh-Time Interlude
Lambeth Walk
Lambeth Walk – Nazi Style

Schichlegruber refers to Schicklgruber a previous surname of Adolf Hitler’s father Alois Schicklgruber – later Alois Hitler when Alois applied to be legitimised in the name of his stepfather Hiedler, which was entered in the register as ‘Hitler’. (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_Hitler )

For this film Charles A. Ridley edited clips he took from Leni Riefenstahl’s propaganda film Triumph of the Will – setting the film to the dance tune “The Lambeth Walk”. The Lambeth Walk was the newest dance craze , and had been called “Jewish mischief and animalistic hopping” by a Nazi Party member earlier.

For this edit ‘Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style’ , I used the Universal Newsreels 1942 version entitled ‘Gen. Adolph Takes Over – By Intuition!’ available via the Internet Archive (see Full Credits below).

More background in Lambeth Walk – BBC One show – 02.07.2013

Note : German-Jewish surrealist painter Felix Nussbaum (a documentary was shown yesterday , Dec 7th 2019,, in Kazerne Dossin (Mechelen) painted in his work Triumph of Death (1944) a crumpled music score of “The Lambeth Walk”.

Credit / Edit / Source info

Title : Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style

Source : Universal Newsreels 1942 version (1942-01-07 with broadcaster Graham McNamee) entitled ‘Gen. Adolph Takes Over – By Intuition!’ , courtesy of Universal Studios that donated the newsreels into the public domain via the american National Archives now (partly) in the Universal Newsreels collection of the Internet Archive – https://archive.org/details/universal_newsreels

Original : film entitled ‘The Lambeth Walk-Nazi Style’ by British Ministry of Information official Charles A. Ridley , editing Leni Riefenstahl’s 1934 film Triumph of the Will – setting it to the dance tune “The Lambeth Walk” (by Noel Gay from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl).

Film edit ‘Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style’ (20191208) Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com

Fair Use Notice: This critical and transformative remix video has been uploaded here for noncommercial educational and archival purposes. As such we believe it constitutes a fair use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law.

Updates

20191209 – more info added

Paul Verhoeven : Jesus The Man

PAUL VERHOEVEN : JESUS THE MAN

NL – 10 jaar geleden – dinsdag 31 maart 2009 – kwam regisseur en schrijver Paul Verhoeven op uitnodiging van het Instituut der Godsdienstwetenschappen van de Leidse universiteit naar Leiden , om te praten over zijn boek ‘Jezus van Nazaret’ …. ‘een realistisch portret’ dat eind 2008 was uitgegeven (geschreven in samenspraak met Rob van Scheers).
Naast cinema kent Nederlands grootste filmregisseur Paul Verhoeven nóg een levenslange fascinatie: Jezus van Nazareth. Na zijn vertrek uit Nederland in 1985 meldde hij zich daarom in Californië aan bij het zogeheten Jesus Seminar, een hoog aangeslagen wetenschappelijke denktank van zo’n zeventig eminente professoren in godgeleerdheid, filosofie, linguïstiek en bijbelgeschiedenis, opgericht door Amerika’s meest vooraanstaande liberale exegeet Robert W. Funk.
Als enige niet-theoloog mocht Verhoeven aanschuiven bij de discussies die tot doel hadden de historische figuur Jezus van de mythische bijbelfiguur Jezus te bevrijden, hem te ontdoen van tweeduizend jaar christelijke inkleuring. Als bijdrage aan dit onderzoek schreef Paul Verhoeven – in Leiden afgestudeerd in wis- en natuurkunde – vele wetenschappelijke papers die vervolgens de basis vormden voor zijn spraakmakende boek Jezus van Nazaret – inmiddels in meerdere vertalingen uitgegeven .
Een discussie met Paul Verhoeven in een panel met Prof. Jürgen Zangenberg, dr Wim Hofstee, en studenten – met een introductie door dr Peter Verstraten – in de Lokhorstkerk te Leiden.
Een reportage van 45 min beeld van de 2 uur durende discussie – gefilmd met een Sony T500 compact camera.
NB : Een deel (ca 17 min) van deze reportage verscheen eerder, 3 april 2019, in een post getiteld ‘JESUS THE MAN – FILMMAKER PAUL VERHOEVEN’ (20190403 – https://michelvanderburg.com/2019/04/03/jesus-the-man-filmmaker-paul-verhoeven/ ).

EN – Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven’s project Jesus of Nazareth – a realistic portrait. Discussion with Paul Verhoeven March 31 , 2009 in dutch on his fascination for ‘Jesus the man’, his study in the Jesus Seminar, and the making of his book (based on interviews with Rob van Scheers) published a few months earlier – 10 years ago.
Paul Verhoeven was invited by the Institute of Religious Studies at the Leiden University on March 31 , 2009 in the Lokhorst church in Leiden , Holland.
A 45 min report of the 2 hours discussion – filmed with a Sony T500 compact camera.
Note : Part of this film (ca 17 minutes) was reported April 3, 2019 in the preliminary post JESUS THE MAN – FILMMAKER PAUL VERHOEVEN (20190403 – https://michelvanderburg.com/2019/04/03/jesus-the-man-filmmaker-paul-verhoeven/ ).

Credits
PAUL VERHOEVEN : JESUS THE MAN
March 31 , 2009 – Discussion Paul Verhoeven with Leiden University Prof Jürgen Zangenberg, dr Wim Hofstee, dr Peter Verstraten, students and public in Lokhorstkerk church , Leiden , Holland.
Film ‘PAUL VERHOEVEN : JESUS THE MAN’ (20191117) by Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media

溅…刹那即永恒 Splash…One Minute is Eternal

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.

Power Station of Art (PSA) in Shanghai (CN)

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 :

Splash – https://michelvanderburg.com/2017/06/29/splash/

Enjoy your file, download your life
https://michelvanderburg.com/2017/06/16/enjoy-your-file-download-your-life/

SPLASH in Nanjing Museum ‘Celebrating 20 years of One Minutes’
https://michelvanderburg.com/2018/09/20/splash-in-nanjing-museum-celebrating-20-years-of-one-minutes/

News

Update Oct 17, 2019 — The exhibition is postponed until later this year.