Soil in my Pocket on EYE’s front facade

6 February 2017

From 14 February the exterior of EYE’s building will act as a podium for Soil in my Pocket: two related  film essays about the longings and dreams of migrants of the past. The poetic installation, which contains film material drawn from EYE’s collection, was created by Ellert Haitjema and Judith Quax and has texts by Miek Zwamborn.

Soil in my Pocket, from 14 February - 7 March. Note for the press: the media are welcome to attend the premiere taking place during EYE on Art.

Not so long ago scores of Dutch emigrants left the Netherlands in the hope of building a better future elsewhere. In the first half of the twentieth century, the quay in front of EYE’s building was the place where friends and family got together to say goodbye to these adventurous spirits. On 14 February EYE’s front facade will turn into a podium for Soil in my Pocket: two related  film essays about the longings and dreams of migrants of the past. The installation can be viewed after sunset  until 7 March.

The film essays are compiled on the basis of unique film material from EYE’s collection  featuring scenes of emigration.

Soil in my Pocket is a Lumen Film production, in co-production with EYE. The producer is Cesar Messemaker. The installation was partly funded by the Mondriaan Fonds and the AFK. https://soilinmypocket.com/