When I met Sarah van Sonsbeeck in 2013, she was already planning her journey to the desolate island group of Tristan da Cunha. Her new exhibition displays what she experienced there.
Job de Wit, Film and music ambassador
The Oude Kerk used to be a port church where ships were blessed and where prayers were offered for the safe return of seafarers. Even though the Oude Kerk had lost this position, artist Sarah van Sonsbeeck aims to bring the sea back into the church. Her work connects the history of the Oude Kerk with the current issue of migration. Sonsbeck showcases rescue blankets that keep the refugees warm after crossing the sea in dreadful conditions.This represents a link between the golden protective material and the centuries-old building that offered protection and shelter for the shipwrecked.
Job de Wit (1971) is a self-diagnosed sufferer of xenomania: the insatiable need to consume the unknown. And we couldn’t be happier about it, because Job has a keen eye for all things edgy, great, poppy and artistic.
Job has been working as a music journalist for decades. He worked at VPRO, was an editor for music magazine Oor, was editor-in-chief of State Magazine (hip hop) and DJBroadcast (dance) and wrote a book about the beginnings of dance in Holland, entitled Roxy and the house revolution. The past years has seen him delve deeper into film. Today he organises the recurring night Fullscreen in De Balie about video clips and writes about music in film for Cineville.
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