Floaters ~ One minute at the border of the Silent Rhine from under the ‘Fish-bridge’ at the confluence of the Old and New Rhine, where Leyden was born, October 2009, Leyden, Holland.
First published in 2010 (20101023) via my now obsolete YouTube channel iClip , as : 1’2009 Stille Rijn – Leiden – Holland.
Next remade and submitted as ‘floaters’ for The One Minutes Collection (# 3877 , file mvdb20120829_floaters ) August 31, 2012. That version upscaled for today ‘s online version here.
Film : Floaters (20101023 – 20120831 – 20200513) Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media
Special One | Black & White Love
Cow loves this black spotted lamb ..
Watch this first clip I shot – that I not used before nor inspected really before , because it is not in focus .. – but ok for this as evidence …
Well … watching version 2 yesterday of my short film ‘Shepherd’ I noticed that that young black-white cow ‘herding’ lambs , may rather be driving lambs away from her special one – a lamb with a large black spot , she loves.
Footage after cropping 4x and minor color correction (no sharpening – for not introducing artifacts) of this iPhone X footage made using 2x lens .. I really tried to get focus right because I had a problem also the day before , here using the 2x lens – I hardly ever use that lens and wonder whether that’s a hardware problem ..) … Film : 20200510 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Version 1 film – ‘Shepherd’ –
Version 2 film – Shepherd #2 –
One hour in one minute – Holland.
( Sony quick motion, No sound, Clouds #5 ).
Film : 20200505 Michel van der Burg | miracles.media
Clouds #4 in the Green Heart of Holland. Tech notes : Quick motion x4 setting (S&Q 12 fps , 50p, HD) on Sony Alpha A7 mark III with SELP18105G lens using APS-C crop mode , 6200K white balance , F13. Music : The Road by Itai Armon | Artlist .
Film : 20200502 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com | miracles.media
Breath of fresh air in Holland during self-isolation time , filmed at home in the garden yesterday (April 6) and produced April 7, 2020 for The One Minutes Collection. File name : Michel van der Burg_Fresh Air_2020_Netherlands .
Film : Fresh Air (20200407) Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media
David Claerbout’s Travel 1996-2013 @ Home Screening .
Short impression of at-home screening of David Claerbout’s hypnotic film Travel, 1996-2013. Featured as a first installment of Sean Kelly Gallery’s Film Friday’s , the video was live 24 hours only last Friday, April 3, 12 am – 11:59 pm EST. A still pic was shared in response to the gallery’s little competition for a signed copy of David Claerbout’s catalogue. Well , as a videomaker I can’t help here also sharing this 2 sec video clip used for that still I submitted 😉
Summary , Links and Tags.
@michelvanderburg together home in Holland screening Friday morning April 3th, 2020 11AM @studiodavidclaerbout online premiere of David Claerbout’s ‘Travel 1996 – 2013’ thanks to @seankellyny Film Friday’s #davidclaerboutTravel #forest #dreaming More here https://www.skny.com/artists/david-claerbout .
Friday April 3th, 2020 Sean Kelly Gallery | Film Friday’s
Film : 20200406 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Eating Tulip Bulbs ~ Hunger Winter Holland 1944-1945 .
My mother did not tell me much and no details on her experiences in World War 2, except for the Hongerwinter (“Hunger winter”) – the Dutch famine of 1944–45 – that she had to eat tulip bulbs.
As children in the 1950s our mother always told us to finish and clean our plates (and pretty large portions, served by our parents) , before being allowed to leave the table. The one thing we were regularly reminded of was the famine my mother and others had experienced…and that she even had to eat tulip bulbs – then a 16-year old teenager living (with her parents) in the city of The Hague during the Dutch famine of 1944–45.
The famine was caused by a German blockade plus the harsh winter blocking alternative water routes, that cut off food and fuel shipments to the western Netherlands were food stocks rapidly ran out in the large cities of The Hague, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam . Tulip bulbs and sugar beets were commonly consumed. Trees in The Hague city woods (like Scheveningse Bosjes shown in the film) were cut , and in the end furniture and houses were dismantled to provide fuel for heating.
When the famine was worst and deaths were reaching a peak , the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood of The Hague – were my mothers family lived – was bombed by British bomber crews with the wrong coordinates flying in fog and clouds, causing widespread death and destruction. More on that ‘Bombing of the Bezuidenhout’ later this month.
Menno Huizinga (1907–1947) took photographs illegally during the occupation , mainly in his hometown The Hague in Holland. He was a member of the group of Dutch photographers ‘De Ondergedoken Camera’ (1943-1945) – The Underground Camera – doing resistance work during the Second World War.
‘Eating Tulip Bulbs ~ Hunger Winter Holland 1944-1945’ is a silent film by Michel van der Burg , using photographs captured during this ‘Hunger winter’ 1944-1945 by Menno Huizinga in Holland (mainly in The Hague) from the public domain collection of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies , curated by Dutch Network War Collections (NOB) for WO2 Open Data Depot via Wikimedia Commons.
Photographs by Menno Huizinga, Holland 1944-1945 | NIOD | WO2 Open Data Depot | Wikimedia Commons.
Film : Eating Tulip Bulbs (20200325) by Michel van der Burg | Settela.com – CC BY 4.0