VAN GOGH MUSEUM
Commission to produce trail of 10 films along side ‘symposium of Interesting’ at the Van Gogh Museum.
The snapshot exhibition explored the ‘snapshot’ period of late 1800’s and early 1900’s in which new Kodak celluloid film technology of the day allowed for a new kind of candid photography whereby subjects no longer had to pose or ‘sit’ for their portraits. Camera’s could for the first time be taken out into the streets and the period led to new opportunities to document the world of the late 1800’s.
Today again, new technologies are enabling new and freshly candid portrait of the world we live in. The commission allowed us to explore this within Amsterdam, in which we located and documented a trail of 10 of Amsterdam’s most interesting people.
For the Symposium of Interesting, we brought these people together at the Van Gogh Museum ahead of the opening of the exhibition opening. Each was given 15 minutes to present or talk on any subject they wished.
Amsterdam Part I
Geert van Itallie
In this film, Geert van Itallie talks about the challenges of running one of Hollands most significant cultural spaces, the Melkweg and wider cultural issues facing artists today and takes you on a journey into his world of books, music and his most interesting person, Neske Beks.
Amsterdam Part II
Neske Beks is a wonderfully curious woman, she combines a range of influences and interests that make her immediately fun to be around with an endless treasure trove of stories and vivid images of her past.