Sunday, March 27, 2016

Markus Brunetti

On the road since May 2005, 
German photographer Markus Brunetti is continuously travelling around Europe to capture the facades of religious buildings, using his very own technique of highly technical precision combined with absolute peaceful ambience. At first glance his work seem to resemble New Objectivity-style documentary, but upon closer inspection it becomes clear that he is pursuing a complex selection process and visual strategy based on central perspective, which begins with an intensive research and study of the buildings and facades. From this study - in collaboration with his partner Betty Schöner - he has developed his own visual vocabulary for the Facades series, in which he follows his subjective impressions to capture the atmosphere, the light, the details, the perspective of a building in a visual concept – a concept that he realizes using the most advanced visual technology. The Facades by Markus Brunetti evoke enthusiasm-or a sense of estrangement.
LINK Markus Brunetti

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Calm After The Storm

Els Smekens

I wanted to post this item before, but after what happened today in Brussels I put it anyway! 
Els Smekens (Aalst, July 21 1986) is a Belgian dancer. She studied dietician but eventually found her calling in dancing. She specializes mainly in modern dance and jazz. See more @

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Isabelle Boon

Heritage in Transition

In the old districts of Jakarta and Semarang in Indonesia takes on a life that is barely visible. People who have installed themselves as well as possible have sought shelter in half-collapsed colonial buildings. Collecting materials, creating and selling products, and preparing food, they hardly get by. Life behind these facades is tough, but will be further exacerbated by the new interest in colonial architecture. Besides the cultural and historical value of the old buildings local governments and businesses also see the economic potential. Slowly but surely these buildings get a new purpose; a new chapter in our shared history.
The aim of the project
But what does this mean for current residents? The social position of this group does not get any media attention, while there is a great interest in the economic development. Last year I started documenting these residents and how they live. This year the results are exhibited in Jakarta and Semarang. To bring this story to the attention of a wider audience I want to make a photo book. I think that a broad awareness can contribute to a revitalization policy, which takes into account the residents. Dutch Culture, the Marinus Plantema Foundation and the Erasmus Huis support me to realize the photo project and exhibitions. For the book I ask your help.
How I will spend the budget
It’s a book that shows you to another Indonesia than you might know. Besides the photography residents also speak and reflect on their situation. The book is published as a beautifully bound edition, printed on quality paper, and designed with eye for detail.
The proceeds of this action I spent on printing and material costs. Your support is essential for making this possible. Thank you for your donation!
Through updates I will keep you informed. For questions or more information you can contact me at
For pictures taken during a concept phase, and other work, go to: 
LINK heritage in transition LINK fotoboek heritage in transition 1

Wednesday, March 09, 2016



Traveling with the family evolution in the adventurous idea Creatures by 500 million years. A spectacular show in which dance, acrobatics and symphonic music to take you into the story of two loving beings lose sight of each other during the evolution of life on Earth. The adventurous quest for reaching each other to the farthest corners of the planet: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the endless blue sky. Creatures share a unique collaboration between the ICC and Ballet Orchestra with 45 classical musicians and 10 hip hop dancers together on stage. The show is a special experience for the whole family and see exclusive two weeks in the West Hall at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. 

Reis met het hele gezin door 500 miljoen jaar evolutie in de avontuurlijke voorstelling Creatures. Een spectaculaire show waarin dans, acrobatiek en symfonische muziek je meenemen in het verhaal over twee verliefde wezens die elkaar uit het oog verliezen tijdens de evolutie van het leven op de aarde. De avontuurlijke zoektocht naar elkaar reikt tot de verste uithoeken van de planeet: van de donkerste diepten van de oceaan tot in de eindeloos blauwe lucht. Creatures is een unieke samenwerking tussen Het Balletorkest en ISH waarbij 45 klassieke musici en 10 hiphop dansers samen het podium delen. De voorstelling is een bijzondere ervaring voor het hele gezin en exclusief twee weken te zien in de Zuiveringshal West op de Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. LINK thisisish (In Flemisch)

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Staging the Derra de Moroda Dance Archives

Museum der Moderne Salzburg 

Bert J. Sabourin Friderica Derra de Moroda, around 1916 Photography Universität Salzburg,

Arthur Grunenberg Dance study, around 1920 Pencil drawing Universität Salzburg,

Lia Perjovschi o.T., 2016 Photo of the performance, choreography Giulia Di Guardo Photo: Werner Kaligofsky

This exhibition draws a unique connection between what is known as (dance) modernism and contemporary art today. It was inspired by the Derra de Moroda Dance Archives, which have been at the University of Salzburg since 1978. The treasures in this singular and extensive collection form the backdrop for the project’s contemporary artistic “re-vision” of 1920s and 1930s dance. The multifaceted dance culture of the time was defined by fertile creative tensions between classical dance and expressive Ausdruckstanz, between theatrical, ethnic, and social dance formats, spurring a quest for new ways to convey the effect of dance performances in a variety of media. The archive is named after its founder, the artist, teacher, choreographer, scholar, and collector Friderica Derra de Moroda (b. Bratislava, 1897; d. Salzburg, 1978), who played a prominent role in the history of twentieth-century dance. After her debut at the Vienna Secession and guest performances in Central and Eastern Europe, she was based in London until the outbreak of World War II and later moved to Salzburg. She was in close touch with many leading figures in the world of dance and made important contributions to dance scholarship. 
LINK read more @ Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Баба Марта

Ten years design about Baba Marta by dolf pauw

Bulgarians celebrate on March 1 a centuries-old tradition and exchange martenitsi on what is called the day of Baba Marta. The tradition of giving friends red-and-white interwoven strings brings health and happiness during the year and is a reminder that spring is near. Baba Marta (Grandma March) is believed to be a feisty lady who always seems to be grudging at her two brothers, while the sun only comes out when she smiles. As folklore there are different versions of the Baba Marta tale. One says that on that day she does her pre-spring cleaning and shakes her mattress for the last time before the next winter - all the feathers that come out of it pour on Earth like snow - the last snow of the year. Честита Баба Марта!
LINK Честита Баба Марта 2006 
LINK Честита Баба Марта 2011 
LINK Честита Баба Марта 2015