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Embrace ~ Google Maps

Embrace ~ Google Maps
Google message ‘Your added place is making a difference’:
On the map 10,000 views today Jan. 21, 2020 at the ‘Embrace’ landmark I added the day before the inauguration of the work of art EMBRACE (October 26, 2018) by Koenraad Tinel – translation of his remarkable friendship with lawyer Simon Gronowski – at the foot of the Basilica Koekelberg in Ganshoren , Brussels , Belgium.
Watch the original panorama here – https://michelvanderburg.com/2018/10/26/embrace/
The place needed a more recent photo – that I added today 😉
Embrace – art by Koenraad Tinel in Ganshoren , Brussels , Belgium.
Film : 20200121 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com | miracles.media

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

Isolation of Islets of Langerhans for Transplantation in Type-1 Diabetic Patients


Isolation of Islets of Langerhans for Transplantation in Type-1 Diabetic Patients.
Here a film made of my ‘powerpoint’ presentation Feb 22, 2000 – on behalf of our Surgical Department – at the Opening Symposium of the Interdivisional GMP (‘Good Manufacturing Practice’) facility of the Leiden University Medical Centre – the LUMC in Leiden, Holland.

Background
I first started – with a background in biochemistry and philosophy – some 20 years earlier (from 1981) research at the Department of Surgery of the Leiden University Hospital (AZL) in the field of transplantation of the pancreas organ to cure diabetes.

Succesful Experiment Islet Transplantation
From 1986 my focus shifted to innovative procedures for the isolation out of the pancreas organ, of the ca 1 million islets of Langerhans – the insulin producing cell clumps with a size between ca 0.1 to 1 mm , that is 0.004 to 0,04 inch.
In 1989 we performed the first successful autologous transplantations in Holland (in collaboration with the Minneapolis Islet Lab with Jane Field and David Sutherland) – for the first time world-wide with pure islets using our novel procedure of using the organ preservation UW solution (University of Wisconsin / collaboration with dr Robert Carter , Du Pont, UK) during isolation in a pre-clinical large animal diabetes model – with long term transplant functioning with near-normal blood sugar regulation.

First series of human islet isolations , 1989-1990
Next in 1989-1990 we performed a first series of islet isolations from human donor pancreases using our novel techniques of isolation and purification in UW organ preservation solution – in association with a European Concerted Action for the Treatment of Diabetes – the Brussels headed (Daniel Pipeleers) ‘Multicenter program on the treatment of diabetes by islet cell transplantation’.

Exploring human islet work
Subsequently – after some years of exploring options for animal to human islet transplantation , using pig pancreas islets – so-called xenotransplantation – I was asked in 1997 to explore the requirements for operationalization of clinical islet transplantation in the LUMC. December 1997 our Surgical Department decided to go for it.

Establishing the human islet isolation laboratory in Leiden.
In 1998 after a month working in dr Camillo Ricordi’s Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, I started a large series of human islet isolation procedures in Leiden, and from september 1998 documenting the detailed GMP (‘Good Manufacturing Practice’) standard operating procedures, as well as ‘building’ our clinical islet isolation clean room with help from the Miami team in close cooperation with dr. Amon Wafelman (department of Clinical Pharmacy & Toxicology) managing the building of our brand new Interdivisional GMP-facility LUMC (IGFL) of six clean rooms and two chemical product laboratories – that was opened officially Feb 22, 2000 with the symposium, a film, and a tour in the GMP facility.
One year later the GMP islet facility was fully operational and summer 2001 we got a cautious green light (GMP license) for clinical transplantation of any high quality – approved – islet preparations.
Around the same time islet transplantation suddenly became very promising with ‘The Edmonton protocol’. However with the fast increase of logistic and financial demands, and reorganization between LUMC divisions it took till 2007 to finally start first transplants by an expanded islet team in the LUMC clinical islet center in Leiden.
Worldwide since 2000 several hundred people have received islet transplants that generally do not result in long term insulin independence , but do help sugar regulation in the transplant recipients.

Notes :
Links to some publications, news paper reports etc will follow later.

Updates:

Post updated with more details 20191215

Presentation ‘Isolation of Islets of Langerhans for Transplantation in Type-1 Diabetic Patients’ by Michel van der Burg, Feb 22, 2000 – Opening Symposium of the Interdivisional GMP facility of the Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Netherlands. Film : 20191213 Michel van der Burg | miracles.media

Regularisation Demonstration Brussels Beguinage Church

Regularisation Demonstration Brussels Beguinage Church

Art of the November 12th 2017 demonstration for regularisation of undocumented migrants found ‘resting’ March 2019 in the Brussels Beguinage Church . The Beguinage church is a long-standing resource for the Afghan cause.
The manifestation was organized by Coordination of Illegal Immigrants in Belgium collectively with other organisations . Film : 20191119 Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media

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