addresses issues of migration, integration, and xenophobia, specifically in what concerns hybrid
models of new social groups like the Dutch Muslims in Argentina. This online project offers a poignant
audio and visual tour through different individual testimonies questioning their consequent struggle to
integrate in the society they live in.
MONUMENT VOOR DE INDONESIË-WEIGERAARS IN DE INDISCHE BUURT
investigates the possibility of a monument for the Indonesië-objectors in Amsterdam. The Indonesië-objectors is a group of 6000 Dutch soldiers who refused to fight during the 'Police Actions', in he Indonesian War of Independence 1945/1949. This website contains Dutch spoken conversations with the neighbourhood residents and local leaders on the subject of creating a monument in this especially multicultural neighbourhood now a days. Besides of this website there was a prototype of a monument constructed at a public space in this neighbourhood.
the process of establishing a network of
people, the process of discovering the 'invisible' Lisbon of 2000.
It contains stories about contact, places, expectation, overwhelming
events, reflection, incomprehension, time, passing by, insignificance,
reconsideration and invisibility. Stories about individual people and their city
MEDIUM FOR EXCHANGE
a place for exchange, accessible from November 1999 till May 2000.
The following was offered: a unique sound-CD with self-recorded sounds from Amsterdam,
such as trams, poems, friends, drunkenness, but also the sound of silence of an Amsterdam
night. There were 129 CD's, each one with a different recording.
You could exchange these CD's for an object. An item with which you could tell me something
about your surroundings
ANALYSIS OF UN UNKNOWN OBJECT
begins with the image of a strange object which is evocative enough
to spark the imagination and jostle the visitors frame of reference. As if he were
trying to understand it himself, Matthijs de Bruijne lays the image open to the attention and
sensibility of each visitor. This vaguely mysterious object serves, in fact, as pretext
for interaction, and for emphasising individual imagination. Imbued with poetry and humour,
it allows for different interpretations revealing parts of each participants universe.
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