Child’s Cry

Child’s Cry
Child’s Cry is a musical edition of the film Transport XX Face To Face (20200110) matched to music thanks to friends. A special production for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020.
Made possible by: Project “Give them a Face” – Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on the Holocaust and Human Rights (Mechelen, BE); and the National State Archives of Belgium. Ministry of Justice, Public Safety Office, Foreigner’s Police, individual files. Film : Child’s Cry (20200125) Michel van der Burg |

English translation of the spanish lyrics :

Uncertain life
Once again loses
…Its integrity
You were sitting on nana’s bed thinking about going out to play When will you be old enough…
…to learn how to die?
How to understand that here is where his childhood dies?
Strange men are taking Dad away
You can’t find the light
The sun goes down, and you’re thirsty inside a wagon
You’re starting to lose your illusion
Grace no longer covers you
She raises her voice, is impatient
Because the train’s driver did not warn her
That she was on the death train
So pitiful is humanity
She hides the truth
But that child
Who was not given a start
Could have been the captain
Of this ship
That knows not how to navigate
Me, you, him
We are all
Wanderers walking.

The death of the jew was proclaimed
He was laughing mercilessly
The cry of that child burned us
Tet the heat continue

The death of the jew was proclaimed
He was laughing mercilessly
The cry of that child burned us
Let the heat continue
Uncertain life

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 –
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 | |

The City in the Sea – Ault V – Misha de Ridder – Premiere Albada Jelgersma Gallery

The City in the Sea [Ault V] Misha de Ridder – Premiere Albada Jelgersma Gallery
Street view (iphone) outside reflecting gallery window – with Misha de Ridder’s video The City in the Sea (Ault V – 2017) premiere screening today, 17 January 2020, in the Amsterdam Albada Jelgersma Gallery (Seven x Seven series). Sublime 1 take 29 min video (4K) of the horizon of the ocean on a winter morning from the falaise coast at Ault in Picardie near Normandie in France (part of project Falaise).
Tomorrow last day of continuous screening from 11 AM – 6 PM. Serious art. Albada Jelgersma Gallery – Lijnbaansgracht 318, 1017 WZ Amsterdam, Netherlands – Film : 20200117 Michel van der Burg |

NOTE – Watch an original 2 min clip – Ault V (fragment 2:00 min.) published March 16, 2017 at Misha de Ridder’s Vimeo channel , here :


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 ) .
The original feature film Beyond Index is screening later this month again with a Q&A at film theater Kriterion, Amsterdam – Wednesday 22 January .

Links :

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 @sjoerdkloosterhuis @michelvanderburg
Film : Artist Talk Gerald van der Kaap’s Beyond Index (20200116) Michel van der Burg |

Christmas Songs Street Organ Zonnetje

Christmas Songs Street Organ Zonnetje
Dutch street organ Het Zonnetje (Little Sun) from owned by Adrie Vergeer ( ) in Gouda, playing a medley of christmas songs at Candlelight Night , December 2008 , on a street corner in the historic city center of Gouda , Holland. Music : Street Organ Het Zonnetje , Adrie Vergeer, Gouda
Film : 20191223 Michel van der Burg |