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Video Kompas Bergen

July 8, 2016

                                                                                                            Photo Erna Faust



This is the video of my installation titled KOMPAS BERGEN which was shown in the mansion Het Hof located in Bergen (NH) in 2015-2016. Highlighted are the four distinct directions that serve as a historic mirror of the village's past.


The installation was shown in the Garden Salon and consisted of more than 1000 antiquarian historic postcards. I collected the postcards for more than 30 years with the oldest card dating back to before 1900. I selected horizontal black and white postcards with some of them painted in with Ecoline. Then I then hand-painted each frame allowing each postcard to give its own unique message to the viewer.  

Standing in the middle of the salon the viewer was offered a unique panoramic view of the past: to the north the forest, to the east the dunes, to the south the village/ neighboring villages and to the west Bergen’s beautiful beaches.


Click here to see the video.


Film: Sylvia Holstijn






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