THE TEACHER BY FRANS ZWARTJES

cat: purge010 | format: cassette | release date: 04/08/2015

Frans Zwartjes’ teaching – or anti-teaching – appointment at The Free Academy (The Hague) was crucial in facilitating and maintaining his radical approach to filmmaking. It is also cited by generations of artists and former students as central to the development of their ability to think and act creatively, apart from the commercial interests which attempt to define our understanding of practicing arts today.

Just under an hour in length, The Teacher is an album of experimental recordings made at the Free Academy, many as exercises with Zwartjes’ students; featuring the voice of the late, great performance artist, writer and frequent muse, Moniek Toebosch.
With photography by Paul de Nooijer and text by Hester Scheurwater. Produced in an edition of 80 (numbered). Hand-printed semi-transparent slip and cassette tape with embossed insert.

A belated launch event will take place at NYU on December 7th 2015, screening unseen Zwartjes' footage and the lost feature: Medea.


(text incomplete: shown as representation)

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