RESTING-PLACE FOR A MEGADEAD*
term "megadead" was used by the American Congress in discussions about
an eventually nuclear war).
project, made in cooperation with the group "Artists in resistance"
took place in the Mozes en Aaronkerk in Amsterdam.
It was dedicated to
the victims of future wars. In the week preceding the national
memoration of the deads in Worldwar 2,
One million crosses were drawn
on a banner of 450 meters by about 500 visitors of the church.
became a very colourfull banner, in whitch the crosses were used as
gridpoints to give form to texts and images.
During the week many poets and musicians (pop, classical and jazz)
played for free in the church.
This banner (till then the biggest ever
made) was hung in the Vondelpark on the 5th of may (liberation-day).
june 18th it hung round the building of the Vrije Universiteit in
Amsterdam by occasion of a congress of medicins against nuclear
From 22 till 26 june it was hanging on one of the bridges over
the river Moldava in Prague.
The last time it was used was during the great demonstration
against nuclear war in the Hague.
About this project an exhibition was made, that was to be seen on
several places in Holland, a.o. in the Technical University in Delft.
(photographs: Ine ophof)
musical machine, build in 11 parts: One control-unit and ten
The control-unit was "old-time electric" with a battery of relais
and was made after the famous Amsterdam organ-grinder tradition.
(photo's: Ine Ophof)
designed by Ine Ophof and me.
a series of 5280 paper squares of 5x5cm pasted on 33 leaves of paper of
In the beginning these squares were made in different techniques but
later on only computerprints were used.
The idea was the amazement about the enormous amount of images we have
No period in history was so full of images as our own. What do we do
with it ?
Slideshow of all the Zapp works
OF UNWRITTEN BOOKS
132 unwritten books in 10
paper boxes. (Computer-printed)
This project was showed during the
MANIFESTATION in Amsterdam.