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Aemestelle Equinox / Herfstpunt

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Nobody could imagine Amsterdam

-A'dam for short-

without its canals and quays,

dams and dikes, creeks, rivers and wharfs.

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Annette Palstra observes A'dams 'being' via the lens of her digital Leica.

In her hometown & birthplace, she asks fundamental questions:

What is light? How does time flow? Where does water come from?

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"With the speed of the shutter, in a wink of an eye

I'm watching 'the Universe's looking-glass"

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Thus the streaming and lucidity is framed

& a unique impression of time and place is captured.

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12 xxx '09 | the river IJ, the North Sea Channel and the beach at IJmuiden

12 xxx '10| weather conditions on the IJ and in the harbours

12 xxx '11| the months of 2011 | the atmosphere of the canals

12 xxx '12| the months of 2012 | well-known locations along the canals

12 xxx '13|the months of 2013 | from the return-freighter 'City Supplier'

12 xxx '14| 24 hours around the autumnal equinox along the river Amstel

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Translation 'HERFSTPUNT/AUTUMNAL POINT

pages 11, 19, 27, 35

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Where the river loses its way

in the city

courting the sea

ages of merchants' blood

wrinkle ever more

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Now summer dies

the searching stream

combines dusk

and the glow of enlightenment

against death

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Under the Blue Bridge

the waves keep silent

fathomless cradle

where autumn

waits for the winds

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As the river carves

its bed

I become here

watching

what stirs

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Translation Text

page 37

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Equinox

During an equinox (the vernal -or autumnal point)

All over the world we experience 12 hours of daylight en 12 hours of darkness

And the sun will rise exactly in the east.

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Aemestelle

By building a dam in the 13th century

at the mouth of the river Amstel

(after Aeme-stelle, old Dutch for 'area abounding with water'),

the fishing-village Amstelredam sprang to life.

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The river used to flow via the current Rokin en Damrak into the river IJ,

Nowadays the river ends as de Amstel in the city centre of Amsterdam at Muntsquare.

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Annette Palstra (1961)

Makes conceptual art is an advisor and writer.

www.palproductions.net

' MADAMIMADAM' www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA-ElwC9bsc&feature=youtu.be

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Guus Bosch (1956)

Works on the edge of language and information.

He was a computer programmer and documentalist

and is copy-editor at the Volkskrant since 2006 .

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Many thanks to

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Reuten Galerie

Bo Elzinga

Menno Dieperink & former tugboat 'Josephine'

Cees van 't Hof / NIVO SCHWEITZER

22-23 september 2014: 24 uur de Amstel
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