MYHOUSEYOURHOUSE / MIJSKENAAR

The Hollandsche Schouwburg was used as a detention center for Amsterdam’s Jews during the World War II. They reported to the theater with few possessions and left facing the unknown and an almost certain death. The positive, endearing and sometimes hopeful notes that Jews managed to send to family and friends from this location are in stark contrast to the dreadful and hopeless situation in which people found themselves. These notes – often the last written words of the senders – ask the recipients to send over a hat, a roll of toilet paper or for instance, to look after a family pet for the time being.

 

During the Amsterdam Light Festival, these letters from the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum will be digitally manipulated in order to project them on the facade of the Hollandsche Schouwburg – an expression of what took place during the war (1940-1945) in the heart of Amsterdam.

 

CREDITS
Artists: Machteld Aardse & Femke Kempkes

Technique: Mansfeld Expotech / Pronorm /

Bart van Bokhoven / Joyce / Frans van Heiningen

Mijksenaar

Amsterdam Light Festvial 2013
Photography: Andrea Röell

PUBLICATION
Amsterdam Light Festvial, Book of Light, 2013/14

INFO

 

 

MEDIA

TECHNIQUES

15 Kodak Caroussels
Screens

LINKS
http://www.jhm.nl/actueel/nieuws/kunstwerk-vaarwellast-words-

http://www.amsterdamlightfestival.com/en/programma/2013-2014/illuminade/vaarwel/
http://www.mansveldexpotech.nl/nl/n/amsterdam-light-festival/