In Holland he’d be called ‘Wiegman Light’

My very first day in art school (1995) started out with four hours of ‘form and space’, tutored by one Diet Wiegman of whom it was immediately clear he wasn’t like any other teacher me and the rest of my classmates had ever witnessed. First thing he taught us was ‘take a small piece of clay… roll it into a ball… stick your thumb in… turn it around and around… and… voilà! for starters each one of us now has an ashtray!’. I remember thinking that was kinda cool. Some time later our class discovered his shadow art and were pretty much all struck by its wit, beauty and genius simplicity. Now here’s a guy to open your mind in places that were never to be closed again.

Diet turned out to be another einselgängers dad, namely Mike Redman’s who just finished a ‘flick’ about his father called ‘Anagram’. Anagram opens this thursday at the Rotterdam Cinerama movie theatre. Party starts 6.30, film starts 7.30 and for a lousy three and a half euros you’re in.

One Comment

  1. Posted September 23, 2008 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Diet Wiegman is te gek. Prachtig werk maar vooral een fijne kerel met een eindeloze fantasie en een jaloersmakende rust over zich. En z’n zoon is ook al zo’n lekker ventje!