Beeldjutters dove into the history of the Henri Polaklaan for the Amsterdam Light Festival and translated five stories from that street to poetic video-projections. Stories of the Jewish inhabitants and the people who helped them into hiding during the Second World War and the stories of socialism and the first union-movement of The Netherlands.
The stories of the past were made visible for a few weeks through the dreamy, surrealistic projections that were shown on the trees and bushes in the gardens of the street.
“The work “Landschapslumen” on the Hendri Polaklaan is very special, near fairytale like. People-trees, people-birds, hands that embraced trees, beautiful.”
– Angelos Nieto (visitor)
“Yesterday I visited the “Amsterdam Light Festival” and your exposition was the most impressive for me. I stayed for one hour there looking at the trees with moving hands and listening to this wonderful mystic sounds with birds and children’s laughter. I love it!”
– Vitaly Fedotov (visitor)
“As you can tell the hands are “moving” and more appear and disappear as the tape running moves on in it’s loop. I was absolutely fascinated by this display and had to be dragged away from it.”
– Kate (visitor)
CONCEPT AND DESIGN
Joost van Dijk
DANCERS / MODELS
Geert Jan van Ouwendorp
Wouter van Ginneken
Residents of Henri Polaklaan
Amsterdam Light Festival