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Towards May 5 Liberation / 5 mei bevrijdingsdag

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Artist talk & media arts installation by Irwin Oostindie

Where: Dutch Urban Design Centre (DUDOC), (former Buschlen Mowatt Gallery) at 1445 West Georgia Street, Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory. Donations welcome.

When: May 5, 6-8pm. Presentation at 6:15 followed by reception with complimentary warm Dutch foods and beverages.

Follow a Dutch youth’s 200km journey into hiding from Amsterdam’s Hongerwinter, eventually his life saved by Canadian soldiers on his sixteenth birthday on April 13, 1945.
71 years later, his sixteen year-old granddaughter revisits her Opa’s wartime route with the help of stories, archival images, social media, and live video streaming.

Join a public presentation exploring this media arts project (currently in development) which brings to life memory and archives for a new generation considering WWII, refugee and conflict issues. Today’s conversation will give voice to Elder’s carrying these memories, and consider digital strategies to bring archives and hidden stories to life for a new generation.

Irwin Oostindie is a Vancouver-based Dutch media artist researching occupation, settler and migration issues.

Sponsored by DUDOC and Consul General of the Netherlands.

Cover photos: (L) Leidschegracht, Amsterdam. January 21, 1945. 89924, NIOD; (R) Kijkduinstraat, Amsterdam, June 2015, Google Street View.

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