Director: Aliona van der Horst, Fabie Hulsebos, Suzanne Raes, Hens van Rooy, Sanne Rovers, Mario Steenbergen, Yan Ting Yuen
The Netherlands

2013, Blu-Ray, Renkli, 72’, Dutch, English
English and Turkish Subtitles

Don’t Shoot The Messenger documents Occupy Amsterdam. The film keeps a track of occupation participants Geert, Rick, Elke and Willem, before and after the occupation, bringing out their different thoughts and experiences as well as their shared aim of “action”. Occupy Amsterdam, a protest without a leader and a programme started with the camp established in Beursplein on October 15th 2011 and lasted for two months. The camp was cleaned and all the traces were erased before Christmas. But some traces of Occupation will always be alive and remembered.

Short Films 1

Short Films 1

My Beautiful Country

My Beautiful Country

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Dolls Can’t Cry

Dolls Can’t Cry

Mohtarama

Mohtarama

Silky

Silky

Salma

Salma

Tokyo’s Belly

Tokyo’s Belly

The Present Tense

The Present Tense

How to Lose Your Virginity

How to Lose Your Virginity

Hunger

Hunger

Short Films 2

Short Films 2

Watchtower

Watchtower

Eat Sleep Die

Eat Sleep Die

The Spoon Haters

The Spoon Haters

Short Films3

Short Films3

Secret Subject

Secret Subject

Jin

Jin

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art. 

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

In 1493, exactly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was finishing the preparations for casting the equestrian monument (4 times life size), which Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan commissioned in memory of his father some 12 years earlier. 

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.