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the cleaning of the Rietveld pavilion

Monday, November 16, 2009

At March 16th 1992, Cornelia, Jane, Greetje, en Weimpje Koelewijn Vermeer cleaned the pavilion of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

the soberness and functionality of Rietveld

the neatness and the costume of the women from Spakenburg


space – light – color.

a women that cleans will not lose her morality.

Job Koelewijn, Winner of the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art (2006) talks.
photo’s by Erik van de Boom, reprinted from Rietveld Publication no 76

Folklore is a tool of emotion

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Folklore is a way of saying that you’re the same. That you’re equal. People do the same things and were the same cloths as soon as they ‘belong’ to one an other. They ‘belong’ to a group and for that group there is a symbol, and that symbol is they’re clothing. Just like in the old days these symbols still exist and everyone has they’re own. The only big difference is that the groups have become smaller and the individual more important. But the essential rule of this behavior remains the same; love and affection for one another. It’s a way of saying this to you’re friends and family and group members without having to say it.  You just do, wair, eat, see, feel, touch, smell and maybe even think the same things, and while doing this you subliminally say that you’re a friend of your neighbor.

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