“The Letter” Live Performed Action the garden of Jan van Eijck Akademie Maastricht 1971

The Letter is a work of Raul Marroquin performed by Anthon Verhoeven in the garden of the Jan van Eijck Akademie in Maastricht during the early fall of 1971
Anthon sits in front of  a typewriter and tells the cameras and the audience about his plans of writing a letter to an imaginary someone, he also summarizes the content of the letter and writes it. At the end, when the letter is ready he leaves.
The letter was performed and recorded in front of a live selected audience.
The 17 minute Super 8 film (transfered on to video) and video documentation (25 min.) is available from Nimk Netherlands Media Art Institute Amsterdam.

Original still frames from Super 8 Film Projection photographs: Rod Summers

Courtesy Agora Archives Nelderhuis Maastricht

Explore posts in the same categories: 1970s, 8 Millimeter Film, Art, Conceptual Art, Jan van Eyk Akademie, performance, performances for a limited audience, Super 8 Film, video art

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