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Conny, Annabel, her
boyfriend, and I, visited Museum MORE. (This was a present from Annabel and her boyfriend for my
birthday last year.) There we saw two
exhibition. We first watched the exhibition Streetview with
photographs and a short
film by Bas Losekoot. I saw
the following pictures (in given order):
- Karako, 2017
- Sokak, 2017
- Breadfruit Street, 2016
- Rua Quinze de Novembro, 2012
- Tinubu Street, 2016
- Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road, 2018
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, 2013
- Oxford Street, 2015
- Avenida Hidalgo, 2018
- Masjid Bunder Road, 2013
- 7th Avenuo, 2011
- Cheapside, 2015
- Mansion House Street, 2014
- Dakota, 2018
- Ali Balogun Street, 2016
- Avenida Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 2012
- Sundar Galli, 2013
- Ramchandra Bhatt Marg, 2013
- Dry Walk, 2014
- Rua Libero Badaró, 2012
- Trinity Place, 2012
- Barclay Street, 2011
- Wall Street, 2011
- Mars Street, 2015
- Brown Street, 2016
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Road, 2013
- Padmabai Thakkar Road, 2013
- Canton Road, 2014
- Queen's Road Central, 2014
- Lombard Steet, 2015
- Union square, 2011
- Obalende Road, 2016
- Toegye-ro, 2012
- Fenchurch Avenue, 2014
- Peking Road, 2014
- West 51st Steet, 2011
- Ojuelegba Road, 2016
- Old Broad Steet, 2015
- Bishopsgate, 2014
Next we watched the exhibition Realism From 1900 To Today with works
from the collection of the museum. This exhibition was divided in a number
of topics. The works I found notable, per topic are listed below.
- View of Corte, Wim Schuhmacher, c. 1928.
- Vallard Bell Glass, Rein Draijer, 1972.
- Still life with Bread, Cheese and Butter, Sal Meijer, undated.
- White Box Paintings nrs. 334, 339, 347, 392, Christiaan Kuitwaard, 2018.
- Acceptance, Peter Leeuwen, 1975.
- M.T. with a Pistol, Thom Puckey, 2008.
- Subject of Construction, Dion Rosina. 2022.
- Bram, Annemarie Busschers. 2008
- The Dancer (Portrait of Elisabeth van de Vies-Szánto), Wim Schuhmacher, 1928.
- Old Woman in an Italian Landscape, Wim Schuhmacher, 1926.
- Self-Portrait, 2000 (no. 139), Philip Akkerman, 2000.
- Self-Portrait, 1994 (no. 85), Philip Akkerman, 1994.
- Six Erasers, Lode Pemmelaar, 1978.
- Scrollbar, Jan Robert Leegte, 2002.
- Double Package, Jan Beutener, 1982.
- Window of the Isolation Ward of Amsterdam Houde of Petention, Siet Zuyderland, 1972.
- Cubicles, Arnout Killian, 2011.
Realistic and Abstract
- Still Life with Pink Background, Jan van Tongeren, 1976.
- The Silver Wedding, Carel Willink, 1924.
- Canal, Wim Oepts, 1932.
- Port, Wim Bosma, 1930.
- Amaryllis, Jan Wittenberg, 1931.
- Of the Wonderwel Rose Bush, Rieks Milikowski-de Raat, 2013.
- Rest, Sid El Karchi, 2006.
- The Last Easel Painting, Rein Draijer, c.1968.
- Coming from the Right, Jan Beutener, 1995-1996.
- Scalene, Robin Speijer, 2021.
- Dozing Pillow, Har Sanders, 1970.
- Extension, Hans op de Beeck, 2007.
- Snowy Landscape, Johan Marius de Vries, 1925.
- Skull, Edgar Fernhout, 1935.
- Airship No.4, Hermanus Beiseruk, 1967.
- Children at a Playground, Walter Nobbe, 1964.
- Landschape with Seven Status, Carel Willink, 1941.
- Fata Morgana, Arnout Killian, 2007.
- Window, Lara de Moor, 2013.
- Irene Portrait (from the series Grief), Erwin Olaf, 2007.
- I don't want to be part of this. Talk me out of it, Guido van de Werve, 2005.
- Row of Trees, Jan Mankes, 1915.
- Large Owl on a Screen, Jan Mankes, 1913.
- Ginger Jar with Heather, Jan Mankes, 1916.
Just like the real thing
- Mister Police Officer, Annemarie Busschers, 2007.
- Dad, Annemarie Busschers, 2006.
- Ineke, Annemarie Busschers, 2007.
- My House Is Not My Home, Tobias Schalken, 2005.
- Tiergarten, Berling, June 7, 1998A, Rineke Dijkstra, 1998.
- Zilvitis, Lithuania, July 28, 2000, Rineke Dijkstra, 2000.
- Barbara (from the series Grief), Erwin Olaf, 2007.
- Willem III, Theo L'Herminez, 1982.
- Study in Green #2, Ruud van Empel, 2003.
- Still life with Cheese and Eggs, Henk Helmantel, 1987.
- Cardigan, Lynne Leegte, 2022.
- Still Life with Quinces, Henk Helmantel, 2012.
- Mirage LH, Lieve Hendrisk, 2020.
- Prop Table (after El Greco), Lara de Moor, 2018.
- City Square, Carel Willink, 1958.
- Fall of Light 2, Pat Andrea, 2003.
- The Little Flutton 2, Herman Berserik, 1979-2001.
- To the Future, Carel Willink, 1965.
- The Resting Sleep Walker IV, Pyke Koch, 1971.
- The Cover-Up, Marlene Dumas, 1994.
- The Show Must Go On, Marlene Dumas, 1988-1991.
- Andrew & Anubus, Silvia B., 2008.
- Mouth Open, Kiki Lamers, 2001.
- Wild Thing, Kiki Lamers, 1999.
- Pietà, Joyce Overheul, 2022.
- Snake, Joyce Overheul, 2022.
- Outside the UN-base, Peter Koole, 2021-2022.
- The Sky Or The Bus, Peter Koole, 2015-2016.
- Mothers Matter, Barbara Philipp, 2017.
- I Told You So!, Barbara Philipp, 2021.
- Unmasked, Barbara Philipp, 2020.
Skin and Hair
- Totem for Mankind #3, Margariet van Breevoort, 2021.
- Portrait of Hermann Markard, Piet van de Boog, 2007.
- Chicken Pox, Annemarie Busschers, 2005.
- Landscape IV, Levi van Veluw, 2008.
- Landscape III, Levi van Veluw, 2008.
- Bust I, Arnout Killian, 2004.
- Out of Order, Jan Beutener, 1982.
- Annemarie, Annemarie Busscgers, 2008.
- Perspective, Michael Raedecker, 1998.
- The Hare, Raoul Hynches, 1946.
- His Unexpected Return, Tobias Schalken, 2002.
- Storm Damage with Balustrade, Arnout Killian, 2012.
- After Virtue, Jan Worst, 2008.
- Victoria (from the series Grief), Erwin Olaf, 2007.
- Vessel, Lara de Moor, 2015.
- Field Hospital, Mark Outjes, 2005-2005.
- The Zeppelin, Carel Willink, 1933.
- High Tide, Joop Moesman, 1935.
- Souvenir d'un songe II (memory of a dream II), Pike Koch, 1977.
- War, Pat Andrea, 1978-1981.
- Presidential Assassination, Pat Andrea, 1964-1966.
- Le Petit Monde, Silvia B., 2008.
- Moving Nightscape VII, Raquel Maulwurf, 2016.
- Eclipse, Lotta de Beus, 2008.
- Truth or Dare (from the series For Better, For Worse), Lotta de Beus, 2008.
- The Generous Friend, Jan Worst, 2006.
- Man Turning his Head, Axel van der Kraam, 1978.
- Agnes, Herman Gordijn, 1976.
- Untitled (self-portrait of head and full-length) Dyptich, Lidwien van de Ven, 1989.
- Self-Portrait, 1986 (no. 35), Philip Akkerman, 1986.
- Self-Portrait, Marnixbad, June 19, 1991, Rineke Dijkstra, 2001.
- The Signal, Pyke Koch, 1975.
- Self-Portrait with Fur Collar, Charley Toorop, 1940.
- Self-Portrait, Jan Mankes, 1915.
- Portrait of the Artist's Wife (Johanna Maria Drayton Lee), Ward Hellendoorn, 1936.
- Portrait of Mrs. N.F. van Gelder-Schrijve and both her Children, Charley Toorop, 1935.
- All Purpose Smile, Esiri Erheriene-Essi, 2017.
- Woman, Ina van Zyl, 2018.
- Symmetry, Jan Beutener, 1987.
- Chair #1, Arjan van Helmond, 2010.
- Linda, Sara Blokland, 2006.
- Untitled, Katinka Lampe, 2007.
- Woman with White turban, Mary Waters, 2008.
- Portrait of Helene Cornelia Therese (Lenny) de Graan, Gé Röling, c.1941.
- Transvestisme in a Public Toilet, Fer Hakkaart, 1975-1980.
At 15:20, I bought the book Philip Akkerman Kunstenaarsdagboek written
by Philip Akkerman in Dutch and published by Nai010 Publishers on Friday,
October 9, 2020, ISBN:9789462086098, for € 19.95. Conny bought a Pigma Micron fileniners set | 3 pens, 0.3 mm + 0.4 mm + 0.5 mm, black for
Afterwards, we went walking in the Marke Gosselse Heide, an area with heather.
We walked around the heather area for about 4.7Km. Next we drove to a parking
area near Deventer
opposite of the river
IJssel and took the ferry across the river and walked to Indian restaurant.
I has: Dal Soup, Shabji Kabab (as a starter), Bhuma Curry special, Dall Tarka
Mushroom Massala, Pillaw rice, Mixed Salad, with Nan bread (as the main dish),
and some icecream (as dessert). The others had similar dishes. The food was
nice, but we had to wait a long time for the main dish.
At 17:36, I bought the following two books from charity shop Het Goed, both for € 1.50:
- 8e Nationale Fototentoonstelling georganiseerd door Foton
written by Ger van den Berg in Dutch and published by Foton in 1985.
- Berthold: een toelichting op her Berthold-zetsysteem edited by
Jan Boterman, written in Dutch and published by Gaade uitgevers in 1987,
ISBN:9789060177730. This book is about the Berthold Type Foundry.
I saw the Ithaka
documentary film on Dutch television about the Julian Assange. It gave me the eerie feeling that we here in Europe are
not as free as we think we are and also the feeling that here journalist are
prosecuted for revealing the truth. The film also has a fragment of the inaguration address of Joe Biden. But what is value of stating truth is one of the common objects
that define America when you prosecute a foreign journalist for reporting about
war crimes commited by American soldiers?
I have been reading in some of my old diaries during the time that I studied
and worked at the University of Twente. I found something about the
TARt-festival, which was held several times during that period. I found that
the university weekly paper can be searched online. In the edition from March 27, 1986 I found an annoucment on
4 for the exhibition in 1986. The edition of May 14, 1987 has some articles
on page 3 about the TARt-festival on May 21-23, 1986. One of the
articles mentions Peter Geerts who created kinetic sound objects. I remember
having seen some of these kinetic sound objects in several exhibitions at the
university. In the edition from May 27, 1987 there is some mentioning of it on
front page (which mentions the 'Time' performance by Joep Neefjes, which I
attended), page 7, and page 16. The front page of the edition of March 3, 1988 mentions the
Aris de Bakker being on display at the
Rijksmusem Twente after the production of it failed from the TARt-festival.
The edition of September 21, 1989 on page 5 has an announcement for the TARt-festival that will be held on
October 9-14, 1989. It mentions the artist Peter Haartsen and his probject
"Roterende Monitoren" (rotating monitors). During the year, I came in contact
with him and helped him with writing a program for a prototype consisting of
one rotating television flanked by two static televisions. The rotation
television was made with some parts from a washing machine. The software ran on
an Atari ST. I wrote a program that read the position of the monitor (using a
three or four bits Gray
code encoding) and displayed a bouncing ball. The prototype was not shown
on the exhibition. The edition of October 5, 1989, contains some articles on
5. The edition of October 12, 1989 has some reports on
front page and page 3. On the last page, it mentions that there will be an exhibition
after the festival about some of the art works and/or their construction. The
edition of October, 1991, has an articke on page 2 about the TARt-festival that will be held from October 4 till 9. I
remember seeing The Electric Swaying Orchestra at the university.
There is a political party in the Netherlands that is doing badly in the polls
who now say that if they lose it will be because of electoral fraud. In the
Netherlands voting is done on paper. For some time we did have electronic
voting machines, but they were abolished on the basis that there is a
theoretical possibility for eavesdropping. At the end of the voting day, all
the votes are publically counted at the polling station. They always count all
the votes for each party and optionally can also count the votes for each
candidates. An official report is made of the count. Then the next day, all the
voting forms and the reports are collected at the townhall and checked again.
If the votes per candidate were not counted, they are counted. If there is any
doubt about the correctness, the voring forms are counted again. Any one, can
raise objections against the counts and voting commision has to deal with them.
Again this is all done in public. The counts per polling station are published
per party. The counts are entered into a database and summed to arrive, about
a week later, the final outcome of the voting. All the counts, down to the
level of the number of votes for each candidate in each polling station are
published and can be downloaded for verification. For the last national voting,
from 2021, they can be downloaded here: Verkiezingsuitslag Tweede Kamer 2021. They are in the Election Markup Language. The software that is used from adding all
votes up and producing the above data files, is called OSV2020. More
information about this program, including links to the source code, can be
found at the page Eisen, specificaties en toetsingsrapporten Ondersteunende Software
Verkiezingen 2020 (OSV2020). The GitHub repository sj/ondersteunende-software-verkiezingen contains the version of the
software from 2018 and some modifications to attempt to run it because it was
missing some of the dependencies. I do not know if the current version that
can be downloaded does have information about the dependencies and can be build
into an executable version.
It was Sunday, March 12, 2016, that AlphaGo beated
Lee Sedol at playing Go. Later, deepmind developed
AlphaZero an even
stronger AI. This effort was also repeated by Leela Zero and KataGo, which is
currently one of the strongest Go playing AIs that is freely available. But
accoring to Adversarial Policies Beat
Superhuman Go AIs a strategy has been found to beat these two AIs by a
strong amateur player. Now it looks like this shows that Go AIs do not have the
'deep understanding' of Go as they were thought to have. It seems that many
amateurs Go players can learn the tricks to exploit these weaknesses. In some
sense it is more sensational than Lee Sedol beating AlphaGo, because it shows
that Go is not yet beaten by AI and that this is only the true start of the
battle between humans and AI with respect to Go. On Hacker News, Adam Gleave, on of the authors of the paper, mentions that the creator of KataGo already has started a training run
with the strategy and succeeded to tipple the balance in the other direction.
But as Gleave mentions, it is still not clear if KataGo just learned an easy
trick to defend against the strategy or now has achieved a real deep
understanding of the game. The search for new weaknesses will probably continue
for some time.
Dune reaction videos
I watched a lot of reaction videos to the Dune (2021) movie. Interesting to see
how people response to the different scenes and how much they understand of it.
I watched the following reaction videos:
This months interesting links
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