Het leven is niet normaal
Stills header:1&2: De Noorderlingen, 19923&4: Borgman, 20135: Schneider vs. Bax, 20156: De Noorderlingen, 1992
This evening, De Gids editors Dirk van Weelden and Maria Barnas invite writers and poets to provide a literary perspective on the work of Alex van Warmerdam. Wherein lies his striking versatility? Poets and writers who identify with Van Warmerdam”s original and maverick attitude will talk about his work.
Dirk van Weelden is a writer and philosopher. In 1987 he and Martin Bril debuted together with Arbeidsvitaminen. Het ABC van Bril & Van Weelden. Van Weelden was awarded the Multatuli Prize for his novel Mobilhome in 1992. Among his other novels are Tegenwoordigheid van geest (1989), Oase (1994) and Looptijd (2003). His most recent novel is Het middel (2007).
Maria Barnas is a poet, writer and visual artist. Her novel Altijd Augustus was published by Van Oorschot in 2017. She writes about art and literature for a number of magazines, including De Groene Amsterdammer, Vrij Nederland and De Gids.
Click here for the special De Gids issue on the work of Alex van Warmerdam.
Alex van Warmerdam
A man lifts a big black thing out of a closet, there is a composite girl, and there are creatures in the forest. Eye presents new work by Alex van Warmerdam in an exhibition specially designed for the film museum.