Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blinded Tourist @ W139

Would you go to a city, which you've never visited before, and lock yourself up in a building for one week and then go back to where you came from?

I have participated in a project called Blinded Tourist. Visual artist Mariëlle Videler was in charge as she was intensively involved in the project which lasted for eight days inside the art gallery called W139.

Check out an old blogpost of mine about this gallery.

Four artists, who were chosen out of 59, have never been to Amsterdam and will not see Amsterdam in reality but will experience their whole trip through visitors of W139 and the reporters. I was one of the reporters and took pictures around the city of subjects which were requested by the artists.

Part of the expo including my work (hanging pictures).

Zhou Bin (from China) wanted to see 'old people'.

Davide Savorani (Italy) wanted to see me in my house. The picture in this picture was taken in my bathroom... :)

And this is the paper house (paper and wood) where they spent the nights. Inside, there's only a mattress...(and of course their personal belongings, like clothing, a suitcase, etc.)

On friday, april 2nd, it's the opening of a new exposition called: Doktor Faustus. And this picture shows a secret preview of the expo...


Rach said...

Sounds like a really exciting Project!
The first 3 pictures are just amazing. ♥!

letterstobetsy said...

what an interesting concept? how did you become involved in this?

Alicja said...

Great idea! Nice that you participated to this project. I left response about lens.

Suusje Q. said...

Is dit echt waar? Wat een vaag gebeuren! Via hoe en wat is dit opgezet en ben jij hierbij betrokken geraakt?

daniqueconijn said...

Oohoohooh you gonna show me? Take me to the opening? ;)

Margaret said...

:O wow! you do such amazing work!!!
I wish i had brilliant ideas like that :)
love your blog and your pictures!
stop by some time xx

Gaia said...

Ik vind die met die postkaartje/foto aan een was lijn erg mooi! ik hou echt van die kleuren!

Hasonló said...

I loovvve the picture of the picture in the picture! And not just for saying it!

Hoe is het met jou?

Rita said...

Wow this is such an interesting project! But I would find it so frustrating to not be able to leave and explore on my own and see and feel things, I really need that!