VIA PANAM – A 40 WEEK JOURNEY EXPLORING MIGRATION IN THE AMERICAS
Why do people migrate? Where to and for what reasons? What is the fate of the different indigenous populations in the Americas? In Via PanAm, Kadir van Lohuizen investigates the roots of migration in the Americas, a phenomenon which is as old as humanity but is increasingly portrayed as a new threat to the Western world.
Via PanAm follows Van Lohuizen’s footsteps from the very south of Chile to the very north of Alaska. Travelling 28,000 km along the Pan-American Highway and crossing through 15 countries, Van Lohuizen visualizes the stories of the communities, regions and societies he encounters. His work reflects a diverse range of migration experiences both historic and contemporary. The photo stories reflect the complexity of migration – the diverse motivations for coming and going, the struggles and successes, the economic, political, social and environmental contexts, as well as the intimate moments
ASX.TV: Kadir Van Lohuizen – “Via Panam” (2012)
Exhibition and book by Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong. Launched at March 31, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. Book available online from then at ydocfoundation.org or hatjecantz.de. Production: paradox.nl/poppy
In the last years of his life Ed van der Elsken worked on what should have been his audiovisual magnum opus: Tokyo Symphony. The installation was meant to be his homage to Japan – a land that had embraced him personally as well as a photographer and author.
The installation was never finished due to his early death at age 60. It was thought that the collection of 1,600 images, which is currently stored at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, was all that remained of this ambitious project. In 2007, researcher Frank Ortmanns discovered five audiotapes belonging to the project. Fascinated by this missing piece of the puzzle, Ortmanns approached Paradox to discuss the possibility of posthumously realizing Tokyo Symphony. Taking into account Van der Elsken’s fascination with AV technology, it was concluded that a contemporary approach to this installation would be most appropriate. In other words: to make an installation as if Van der Elsken were still alive.
ASX.TV: Ed van der Elsken – “Tokyo Symphony” (2010)
KOEN WESSING IN CONVERSATION WITH KEES HIN
Director: Kees Hin | Camera: Jan Wouter van Reijen | Editor: Thomas Vroege | Soundmix: Wart Wamsteker
Koen Wessing’s Indelible Images is a multi-platform project that shows Koen Wessing’s coverage of the 1973 military coup in Chile and more of his Latin American work from the 1970s. The project is a collaboration between Dutch photographer Koen Wessing, filmmaker Kees Hin and curator/designer Jeroen de Vries.
The first show was produced by Paradox for the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM) in Santiago de Chile. The project included an exhibition at the GAM from March 8 to April 30, 2011, and the donation of selected prints of Wessing’s photographs from 1973 to the archive of theUniversidad Diego Portales for scientific and educational purposes. Centro Gabriela Mistral (GAM) was a former cultural center during the Allende administration that was occupied by the troops after the military coup and used as headquarters for the military
ASX.TV: Koen Wessing – “Interview” (2010)