Jef Cornelis "Video films 1964-1990"

Jef Cornelis "Video films 1964-1990"

de Appel, Prinseneiland 7, Amsterdam
From March 31 through April 3 from 11 a.m. till 17 p.m. De Appel showed the following films by Jef Cornelis: Biennale di Venezia 1966, Martial Raysse, Contact Christo, DOCUMENTA 4, James Lee Byars, Marcel Broodthaers: Musée d'Art du XVlle siècle, Daniel Buren, Sonsbeek buiten de perken, Marcel Broodthaers, Panamarenko Anvers 1940, DOCUMENTA 5, Marcel Broodthaers 1924, Biennale de Paris, Castello di Rivoli, OMA: Rem Koolhaas, De Langste Dag (Chambres d'Amis), Spaziergänger Mit Hund: Sonsbeek '86, Ein öffentliches Bad für Münster, Mesdames et Messieurs: Jan Fabre, Jan Vercruysse and Lili Dujourie. Jef Cornelis made a little more than 100 films about contemporary art and architecture for the BRTN between 1964 and 1990, and he is one of the few filmmakers to be present as a ‘witness’ during this whole period. One characteristic of Cornelis’s films is that he does not comment on the subject or provide any kind of foundation. The space between the viewer and the work is kept as unencumbered as possible. This choice was made in consultation with ‘The White Zone’ in Amsterdam. Some films were shown continuously. The longest lasted six hours and could be shown once, on one day. Others could be started at the visitor’s choosing and were shown in six separate projection rooms. A reading table with catalogues of the filmed exhibitions was available.’ (Persbericht De Appel)
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