Online project: iknow.hollandfestival.nl
Bill T. Jones, associate artist of the Holland Festival 2020 in Amsterdam, was in the process of creating a large scale new work when covid-19 forced the world to a halt. In this work-to-be, called Deep Blue Sea, he imagined a final scene with 100 people on stage: he himself, the members of his dance company, and over 85 people from local communities. Now that the festival has moved to an online edition, the wish to bring together a community became even stronger.
What do we profoundly know?? This online project invites all people to participate in a digital ritual by uploading their video of expressing a sentence beginning with the words ?I know??. On the first day of the festival, June 11, the series will start with one short by Bill T. Jones, on the second day he will be joined by the video uploads of his dancers, and on consecutive days this collage of video uploads will grow till the very last day, June 21. Curated by filmmaker Ruben Van Leer, the end result will be a filmed catalogue of knowledge, brought in by people from all over the world, each filmed in their own way?
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