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When at charity shop Het Goed, one of the
people working there, when I was looking at the art book section, pointed out
that there was half a shelve of catalogues (all rather thin, more like large
flyers) from Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. As it was close to closing time, I was not
able to scan all of them. I found three catalogues related to Peter Struycken. I found one of which I was sure that I already have and
two that I was not sure about. At home it appeared that the one that I thought
I might have, I did not have, and the one that I thought that I might not have,
I did have. At 17:52, I bought the following two 'catalogues':
- p. struycken published by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1967
for € 0.95.
- Nederlandse inzending Biennale Sao Paulo written by Edy de Wilde
and published by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1968 for € 1.50.
At 17:56, I bought the book The Game: Undercover in the Secret Society of
Pickup Artists written by Neil Strauss in English and published by
Canongate in 2007,
ISBN:9781847672377, from charity shop Het Goed
for € 1.95.
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
I went to Amsterdam, where I arrived at the central station at eleven. I took
some metro's and after I short walk, I arrived around a quarter to noon at the
Rietveld Academie to look at the finals exhibition of this year. I stayed
there till four in the afternoon. I found the following students with their
work worth mentioning (in the order that I encountered them):
Afterwards, I visited bookshop Het Martyrium
for about a quarter of an hour before closing and Scheltema, where I looked around for about one and half hour without
On the way how, I saw two sun dogs with a rainbow pattern. I took
a picture. When I biked home
from the railway station, the sky turned red and I stopped to take some
pictures of which the last
turned out to be the best.
In the evening, I went to opening of AKI's serveertip exhibition with works from students that graduated from
the AKI. I talked with:
A picture by Paul Clason.
At 17:43, I bought the following two books from charity shop Het Goed:
- Sculptuur in Nijmegen edited by Felix Villanueva, written in
Dutch and published by Gemeente Nijmegen in 1990,
ISBN:9090034013, for € 2.95.
- Restruimte: Het belang van dat wat er niet is written by Rinus
Roelofs, Ed Brinksma, Dave Blank, and Martha J. Haveman, written in Dutch
and English, and published by Qua Art - Qua Science in 2011
for € 0.95.
I went to RevSpace The Hague to help
with the assembly of the SHA2017
badges. I worked on
inserting the flexible cable from the e-ink display into a connector on the
back of the PCB. This involved bending the cable into a U shape, opening the
connector, inserting the cable, and closing the connector. The first took me
about a minute, but when hours went by, it went faster and faster. I worked
for about four hours at one of the four work stations. Next to use a team was
working on flashing the software, glueing the display, and packaging the
badge with display together with some additional LEDs, a vibration motor,
a rechargable battery pack, and some other materials.
Afterwards, I went into the city center to look at some bookshops.
At 17:07:26, I bought the book Who Stole My
Spear? written by Tim Samuels in English and published by Random House in 2017,
ISBN:9781784753368, from Van Stockum
in The Hague for € 11.50.
At 18:33, I bought the book Girl in a Band written by
Kim Gordon in English
and published by Faber & Faber, Limited in 2015,
ISBN:9780571313839, from The American Book
Center in The Hague for € 12.99.
At Tetem art space, I watched a movie
The Pack - Impressions from Our Family: Sixteen One Minute family albums
Curacted by Felix Burger. Then I
joined the workshop by Saskia
Griepink. We were asked to help her with working a piece of art made from
polyurethane insulation foam. We had to cut a thin slice of the foam and after
having painted it, stick it some fresh foam.
Next I went to the opening of the exhibition of Emma Bijkerk and Kirsten
Everink at Artikel 1 Overijssel. They both showed earlier work. In the
early works of Emma, you can clearly recognize her latest works as shown on
the AKI finals exhibition. Kirsten shows
creamic works, while at the finals exhibition she showed only paintings. Some
of the creamic works have been decorated with painting.
At 10:26, I bought the book 25 buildings you should have seen edited by
Maaike Behm and Maarten Kloos, written in English, Dutch, Spanish, and German,
and published by ARCAW/Architectura & Natura Press in 2002,
ISBN:9789076863078, from charity shop Het Goed
for € 0.95.
First Python program
I wrote my first Python program, actually it is in MicroPython as adapted for the SHA2017 Badge. The program is an animation based on the first computer generated art works by Peter
Struycken. I have uploaded (first version of)
program to the Hatchery under P. Struycken. I am still going to adapt the program, because in the
emulator I could not get the buttons to work.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
In the evening, Annabel and I went to watch
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. We both enjoyed the movie
and were drawn into it. The movie did get some average reviews, particular
with respect the script being to simple. Yes, that might be true, but it did
not really bother me, because there were lots of twist and creative ideas to
compensate for it. I also liked the less obvious humor that you often find in
American movies. I also feel that it stay true to the tone of the comics
series Valérian and Laureline it is based on. I like the more organic
type of science fiction. This first movie feels as the first of a long series
of movies. I heard that Luc Besson already wrote two script for sequels. However, it is doubtful
that this will happen, because the movie did not do well in the USA, which
most likely because it was not based on an American comic series.
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