Monthly Archives: February 2006

In Gyzeling

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Last weekend I was in Amsterdamme. On Friday in Amsterdam I have been
reading the NRC Handelsblad (which is an amalgamation (fusion) between a
Rotterdam and an Amsterdam newspaper)) and the HuMobisten had a review
in it about our show. But the reason why I went was to catch up with my
favourite girlfriend Willemijn. I met her in 1992, when the whole Fret Click crew
was always hangin out at the RAI. The RAI was the Embarcadero of the Netherlands.
But times and people change through the waves of time. But thank goodness
that Willemijn and me always keep in touch. I really had a Talk Talk weekend,
you know. People now and then need those weekends full of words and thoughts.
A good friend of Willemijn, Neeltje van Gorp (who also was at the RAI during
those lovely Melkweg and Korsakoff danceable years) is very ill. I kind off lost
contact with Neeltje van Gorp years ago. Last time I’ve seen here was somewhere
in a squatter building with my mysterious friend ‘++++’ some years ago. But it
really touches me that Neeltje van Gorp has a brain tumour and doesn’t have
much more time left. When you get older you’ll see much more fallen angels. I
mean, just a few months ago there was another bizarre drama. It’s the totally
weird story of Naomi Verheul, who got shot in a bar in Rotterdam at the age of
26. I went to the funeral with Maurice who dated her 3 years long. It’s weird that
through my whole life so many people around me have died. This makes me a
little bit paranoid now and then. Life is so short, so you better embrace it. I feel
that the Force is bringing me (again) to forfill a new task. I know Obi Wan Kenobi
is always right. You should try to find him aswell, it helps… It brought me (first of
all) to my old teacher Peter Jeroense and my friend Parra, and besides that the
Force gave me a nice weekend at the Sonic Acts XI – The Anthology of Computer
Art festival where I’ve seen some really funny performances. I know from upcoming
March my real task will arrive, cause Obi told me…

photo: hangin out with Willemijn

Milarepa

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“We zijn uit de stad verdreven
We wonen in getto’s aan de buitenkant van de stad.
We verdoen onze dagen in armoede en werkeloosheid.
We zijn nutteloze jongeren geworden
in een samenleving die ons liever kwijt dan rijk is.”

De dag na de HuMobisten opening had ik een premiere van de voorstelling
Milarepa, waar Geert Mul, Gideon Kiers en ik het video voor hebben gemaakt.
Hele drukke tijden waren december, januari en februari. Maar die zijn nu
gelukkig achter de rug. Ik ga nu effe chillen en gooi m’n ogen komend weekend
op het Sonic Acts XI – The Anthology of Computer Art festival in (jawel)
Amsterdam. FF dus bij de buren gluren…

Lees de recensies over Milarepa in het AD/RD en in de Sp!ts.

Zondag 9 April is Milarepa nogmaals te zien in de Rotterdamse Schouwburg en
wel om 15.00 uur. Reserveer nu (jullie Rotterdammertjes) die het gemist hebben,
want Milarepa is nu het land in… Reserveren (haha): (010) 4118110

foto’s: Tom Croes (Zo heet ie ech, goeie naam!)

I have no words left…

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Boy oh boyeee… Last friday was the bomb! Thanks for showing up with so
many people. we’re flattered. If you missed the opening speech by Ton de Vos
and Robert de Haas, then you can read it over here (only in Dutch). If you want
more info about the show and the book in english, go here! There also have been
an article in the AD Rotterdams Dagblad, check it!

photos: Frank Hanswijk

…on display

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Next friday our show ‘Een Ander Level’ [Another Level] opens.

MAKE SURE TO BERE THERE!*

Besides tons of work we made during our ‘early’ (2000-2005) period, we’re
showing new work, our publication ‘Een Dure Grap’ [An Expensive Joke]
is being ‘launched’ AND there’s an official opening speech done by mr. Robert
de Haas and mr. Ton de Vos. Plus we’ll be there to accept your compliments
and to have serious doubts about your criticism.

It all takes place at the Willem De Kooning Academy Gallery Blaak 10, which
is located just opposite the Marlies Dekkers Store at the Witte de Withstraat
(at number 7a) in Rotterdam and starts at 7 pm. [19.00 u].

Also, there’s the iPod Killed The Video Star show at MAMA, a couple of doors
down the street. We’re participating in that show as well! Plus that night you
either have options to attend the MAMA after party at the Gay Palace or see
that you get a ticket to the official HuMobisten after-party at Off_Corso where
there’s a Betty Boum ‘Bird from the Block’ (lounge)/GlamTech (main hall) night.

*If you can’t make it for whatever reason, our stuff’s on display til’ april 9.
Pictures of the opening soon on this website, or so I assume.

AD

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This one is our first. What do you mean? Well, our first full size newspaper
advertisement that we’ve made. And probably the last, laughter… Cause none
of our clients are corporate gangsters. I think we did a very good job on this
advertisement for De Vleeshal. Cause it is a corporate as hell instant classic,
boyeee! Well, that’s my opinion…

gewoon Navigator

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op de Safari
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teletext

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I always liked teletext and I always will.. I totally like the concept of the
channel behind the channel. If you can follow me…
So now during the Film Festival over here, you can make teletext. On the
picture above you can see what I did, laughter.. Just go to this link, where
you can download software to create teletext.. A bummer for me, cause I
don’t work with Windows.. But there is a trick for mac-users aswell..

This project is from the Microtel studio at the Witte de With.

I don’t know if you have ever seen Videodrome? Snuff TV broadcast called
Videodrome. That film was dope. I remember there was this guy (O’blivion)
in the film that only wants to be on tv (like an interview for example) in a tv.
For example: Sometimes in talkshows there is a guest from prison, so he can’t
be there in the studio, so they use a sattelite. Then you see the guest on tv in a tv,
understand? Well this guy (O’blivion) only wanted to appear like that. I thought
that was Awesome. It was his signature.. This way he don’t actually exists on TV.