Frans Zwartjes passed away on November 18 in 2017. Frans Zwartjes is the reason purge.xxx was founded: the single greatest influence; a teacher and a friend.

In May 2017, EYE Film Institute Netherlands produced an event to mark Frans' 90th birthday. At the encouragement of curators Simona Monizza and Anna Abrahams, footage documenting purge sessions with the artist was collated in tribute to him. It feels appropriate to share this now.

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