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The World After #8: Covid-19, 2020

In 2019, the Oude Kerk showed Best Bucharest, a film by artist Hans van Houwelingen in which he talks to a Romanian Orthodox priest about material or spiritual value and the meaning of gold. He also works on the project Rijke Stinkerd (Moneybag), for which he investigates whether once more, a wealthy citizen can be given the opportunity to be buried in the Oude Kerk.

Van Houwelingen’s contribution to The World After is a short film about the Covid-19 virus and the Russian Sputnik of 1957. It is an absurdist story: fantasy, a hoax, or a parody of conspiracy thinking. Should we bow to the earth, or will it bend for us?

by Hans van Houwelingen


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