Some contributions of participants at the IB exhibition, may 2000. (out
of the IB catalogue, Buro jan-ZE. The catalogue is bought by the
Amsterdam Municipal Archives)
Baptise the rice boats. M. Pollen, visual artist. M. Pollen had placed
a prescription in the local and national newspaper how to built little boats
from rice, butter and pepper and ask the visitors to bring their own home-
made boat.. This project referred to the spices and rice brought to the
harbour of the Indonesian neighbourhood against the blowing of the wind
by ships from East Indian Company. Goods destined for the rich merchants
in Amsterdam. Now those goods are a a part of the street image of the neighbourhood.
M. Pollen wanted to pay honour to the circulation of goods. The boats, mainly
made by children, were placed upon a board, sponsored by construction work
company building the new houses north of the area.. The boats were baptised
with champagne and placed in the drainage canal next to the exhibition
space. Because of the direction of the wind the board surfed eastwards.
Birds and rats picked up the rice scattering it around.
M. de Natris, radiobroadcast: gamelan waves in the ether
| Berlin, wastelands former wall.|
| Michael Turnbull, composer, citychorales berlin wall|