Posted on May 19, 2007 by Ties Ten Bosch
In 2007 I initiated the Volksrekorders project, together with nine other artists from the Netherlands. For this we made a pilot episode in Rotterdam. The video ‘Parking’ was my contribution to this first episode for the online platform www.volksrekorders.com
Volksrekorders was an artists initiative based in Rotterdam (NL) with a special focus on the individual experience of the public domain. We were a group of 9 artists, from different approaches of artistic expression: sculpture, painting, writing, photography and graphic design. But when joining forces as Volksrekorders, we translated our individual investigations, in relation to the larger public sphere, into numerous short films. These short films converged into a series of episodes that we broadcasted via the Internet TV platform www.volksrekorders.com.
Through our platform we ultimately wanted to try to create a public space that is porous, and not divided. Volksrekorders wanted to record, archive, and react on the compelling energy of the everyday.