«4OO jaar zonder graf, dan heb je lang gezwegen»
«4OO years without a grave is a long time to shut up»

Tombstone and sound system, soundtrack 9 mn in loop, 2002

Finally a grave for Cornelius de Houtman, the Dutch navigator who 'discovered' Indonesia and totally vanished from Dutch collective memory. From the grave, Houtman speaks to the visitors, mixing topics such as his frustrations, global trade, the Euro ...

Text: Michael Blum
Translation English to Dutch: Ria Ruiter van Daalen
Houtman's voice: Bart Klever
Audio editing: Michael Blum & Nico Franken, BelleTechMedia/Toolbar Studios, Hilversum
Tombstone: Lavertu Steenhouwerij, Amsterdam
CD graphic design: Jean-Francois Guillon, Paris
Produced at Tapes Mediaproducties, Rotterdam

Commissionned by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst for Upstream, Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam, 2002
Soundtrack available on CD

Collection Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.