Franks, Dale

  • Melodies
    Melodies Dale Franks
    There are two men in the exhibition room. One of them is playing a harmonica, another one is murmuring and whistling along the melody.
    1980, 22'11'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

General Idea

  • Test Tube
    Test Tube General Idea
    Produced by De Appel, Amsterdam, while General Idea was in residence there, Test Tube was conceived as a program for television. In Test Tube, the Canadian group General Idea explores the artist's precarious position in the era of the mass media. Variousl...
    1979, 28'08'', Video, De Appel, Time Based Arts, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, LIMA

Graham, Dan

  • Audience/Performer/Mirror
    Audience/Performer/Mirror Dan Graham
    An audience, a 'performer' and a mirror (as brought together in De Appel in Amsterdam) form the three active component parts of this art work by Dan Graham. Graham stands in of front the audience which is reflected and duplicated in a large mirror. With g...
    1977, 17'45'', Video, De Appel, MonteVideo, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, LIMA

Grinberg, Buky

  • Installatie / Performance
    Installatie / Performance Buky Grinberg
    For this performance, part of De Appel is covered in white plastic, creating a marked-off area that visitors can enter by means of ladders. The ladders are then removed, and the visitors sit down on stools in the middle of the area. Grinberg is sitting on...
    1977, 37'04'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • With & About People
    With & About People Buky Grinberg
    Here, too, the audience has no way of avoiding the work. In this case, it is even surrounded and infiltrated by a group of extras. Grinberg himself, wearing a mask, is walking around among the visitors, now and then handing out a toy tortoise, which promp...
    1977, 24'37'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Haimsohn, Jana

  • 10 juni
    10 juni Jana Haimsohn
    'Jana Haimsohn is a petite, very intense, young woman. (...) In all of Jana’s work her concentration and emotional intensity from which the sound and movement are produced is as beautiful to look at as anything I have ever seen.' (in 'Jane Crawford, art p...
    1979, 39'32'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Halasz, Karoly

  • An Indian in Holland
    An Indian in Holland Károly Halász
    The tape opens with Transition: the first step to video. In this scene, Halász is walking slowly towards a television frame (empty casing without screen). Then he makes a footprint in paint on an empty sheet of paper that is lying on the floor, thus regis...
    33'21'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Harding, Noel

  • A Silent Place
    A Silent Place Noel Harding
    A Silent Place is a 'theatrical construction' in three acts, which, during the 1984 Holland Festival, was continually shown at various locations in Amsterdam. These locations were: under the arches of the Rijksmuseum, the ferry across the IJ, and a large ...
    1984, 4'15'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Henneman, Jeroen

  • Documentatie over Jeroen Henneman
    Documentatie over Jeroen Henneman Jeroen Henneman
    The carefree thought of Jeroen Henneman is an episode from the ‘Beeldspraak’ (Metaphor) series, broadcast by NOS TV on February 28th, 1978. This documentary begins with Henneman expressing his doubts about this kind of art programme. In a fictitious telep...
    58'38'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Hoover, Nan

  • Minutes of the Meeting
    Minutes of the Meeting Nan Hoover
    The starting point of this performance on videotape was a citation from Freud: 'The unconscious system may therefore be compared to a large ante-room, in which the various mental excitations are crowding upon one another, like individual beings. Adjoining...
    1977, 23'27'', Video, De Appel, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, LIMA
  • Movement Away from Primary Colors
    Movement Away from Primary Colors Nan Hoover
    From 1979 onwards, Nan Hoover not only makes use of black and white, but also of colour in her video work. In ‘Movement Away from Primary Colors', we can see two legs clad in white trousers, on which red, yellow and blue lights – and the nuances of colour...
    1980, 6'58'', Video, De Appel, Time Based Arts, LIMA
  • Movement in Light
    Movement in Light Nan Hoover
    Two ice floes appear to loom up out of the mist, now and then vanishing again in ribbons of fog. On reflection, the ice floes are not what they seemed to be, but rather, two hands, moving subtly alongside each other. The slow movement, and light and shado...
    1976, 4'01'', Video, De Appel, RCE, Time Based Arts, LIMA

Horvers, Toine

  • Rolling
    Rolling Toine Horvers
    A performative installation with 10 snare drums, sounding in an uninterrupted roll from sunrise to sunset, performed by 20 drummers. Rolling 1 was based on the architectural light-space that came in being by breaking away part of the thick wall which d...
    1986, 15'53'', Video, De Appel, __ not used lima code, LIMA

Imura, Taka

Janssen, Joshua

  • Portret van Robbie
    Portret van Robbie Joshua Janssen
    Dit videowerk van Joshua Janssen bestaat uit twee over elkaar gelegde videobeelden van een jongen die zich opmaakt.
    12'15'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Janssen, Servie

  • Ingehouden wil-feiten en vooruitgeschoven intuïtie, eigenlijk deel 1
    Ingehouden wil-feiten en vooruitgeschoven intuïtie, eigenlijk… Servie Janssen
    'In the ground-floor area at Gallery De Appel in Amsterdam, I worked on the performance 'will, facts and intuition'. Starting with an empty space, I wanted to bring about, as openly as possible – from that situation – a confrontation with the audience. I ...
    1978, 53'56'', Video, De Appel, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, LIMA
  • Ingehouden wil-feiten en vooruitgeschoven intuïtie, eigenlijk deel 2
    Ingehouden wil-feiten en vooruitgeschoven intuïtie, eigenlijk… Servie Janssen
    'In the ground-floor area at Gallery De Appel in Amsterdam, I worked on the performance 'will, facts and intuition'. Starting with an empty space, I wanted to bring about, as openly as possible – from that situation – a confrontation with the audience. I ...
    1978, 59'19'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Jonas, Joan

  • Merlo
    Merlo Joan Jonas
    In Merlo (the Italian word for blackbird), Joan Jonas focuses on the perception of image and sound from various distances. In the first scene, swathed in a black gown and veil, she clambers over the rocks in a chasm. The camera is above her. She is hummin...
    1974, 10'58'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Performance 1979
    Performance 1979 Joan Jonas
    A performance by Joan Jonas, held at De Appel on January 24th, 1979. Jonas tells us a kind of fairy tale about a girl. The story is enhanced by music from a barrel organ. On the screen, we can see the perforated strips of paper used for this type of music...
    1979, 11'43'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • volcano saga
    volcano saga Joan Jonas
    Based on the thirteenth century Icelandic saga - Laxdaela saga, and chapter 33 in particular. The multi-layered Volcano Saga starts with the artist’s narrative about her visit to Iceland and coherently goes to the events of the saga. The video recreates...
    1989, 28'08'', Video, De Appel, Stedelijk museum - Not Visible, LIMA

Kaprow, Allan

  • The 2nd Routine
    The 2nd Routine Allan Kaprow
    The opening title remarks of Allan Kaprow's video 'The 2nd Routine' preface the viewer as to the subjectively illustrated viewpoint of this edit over one of pure documentation. The sequence of eight exercises that follows forms part of that 'blurring of a...
    1974, 15'00'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • The 3rd Routine
    The 3rd Routine Allan Kaprow
    Allan Kaprow's Activities and his video works from the 1970s can be placed somewhere between conceptual art, performance art, and the social sciences. In The 3rd Routine, two people, in turn, carry out a series of actions. On the screen, the neutrally for...
    1974, 60'17'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Then
    Then Allan Kaprow
    Using simple techniques, Kaprow shows a few conceptual, minimal processes. The three actions which he performs cover a certain space of time, and eventually dissolve into a moment: Then. In the first part, a man is sucking an ice cube. The frame, which o...
    1974, 23'26'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Karoly, Zsigmund

  • Work and Words, Video Installatie 1979 band 1
    Work and Words, Video Installatie 1979 band 1 Zsigmund Karoly
    In 1979, De Appel organized a ten-day event (September 20th - 30th) entitled 'Works and Words'. Those ten days were filled with lectures, discussions, performances, installations, an historical documentation and a photo exhibition by visual artists. The i...
    1979, 8'03'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Work and Words, Video Installatie 1979 band 2
    Work and Words, Video Installatie 1979 band 2 Zsigmund Karoly
    In 1979, De Appel organized a ten-day event (September 20th - 30th) entitled 'Works and Words'. Those ten days were filled with lectures, discussions, performances, installations, an historical documentation and a photo exhibition by visual artists. The i...
    1979, 9'42'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Knowles, Alison

  • Beangarden
    Beangarden Alison Knowles
    ['…'] In her performance The Bean Garden, Knowles makes a Japanese garden in a dish, using beans, rocks and water. When the garden is ready, she puts it in the windowsill. Finally, she clears everything up. The Bean Garden is one of a series of four ‘be...
    1976, 7'28'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • The Shoemaker's Assistent
    The Shoemaker's Assistent Alison Knowles
    In The shoemaker’s assistant, Knowles sits down at a small table, on which two masks and a pile of cards are laid out. She disguises herself with the two masks by alternately holding them in front of her eyes. With a different mask comes a different behav...
    1976, 19'06'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Tone-Line
    Tone-Line Alison Knowles
    The performance Tone-line revolves around items of clothing hanging on a clothesline; outer garments such as sweaters, blouses and dresses. Time and again, Knowles purposefully takes up position behind a different garment, puts her arms into the sleeves a...
    1976, 8'22'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Koenigs, Christine

  • My Line is Rain
    My Line is Rain Christine Koenigs
    This tape was recorded in Edinburgh, in all probability during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The ‘Fringe’ is a festival at which everyone who wants to, can perform in front of an audience. No-one is paid for their performance, nor is there any form of ar...
    1979, 22'00'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Kounellis, Jannis

  • -No Title-
    -No Title- Jannis Kounellis
    'I think my greatest aspiration (...) is to become a needle to sew everything up, but first to push my way in there, and sew all this history up again. I don’t want to delve into the past for archaeological pleasure (...) but because the past has a realit...
    1974, 21'54'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Kriegman, Mitchel

  • The Marshall Klugman Show
    The Marshall Klugman Show Mitchel Kriegman
    The Marshall Klugman Show is a collection of comical sketches made by Mitchell Kriegman between 1975 and 1979. The pseudonym is probably chosen to make this work as American as possible. This kind of programme, the show, is an American phenomenon, the col...
    1979, 29'24'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Kroon, Harrie de

  • Hollandse week in De Appel
    Hollandse week in De Appel Harrie de Kroon, Wally Stevens, Robert Malasch, Swagers, Nikolaus Urban, Wies Smals
    The Dutch Week (January 4th-11th, 1976) at De Appel was the first event to pay large-scale attention to performance art by Dutch artists and artists living in the Netherlands. Fragments of the performances presented during this week are registered on this...
    1976, 43'04'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Hollandse week in De Appel - vervolg
    Hollandse week in De Appel - vervolg Harrie de Kroon, Wally Stevens, Robert Malasch, Swagers, Nikolaus Urban, Wies Smals
    The Dutch Week (January 4th-11th, 1976) at De Appel was the first event to pay large-scale attention to performance art by Dutch artists and artists living in the Netherlands. Fragments of the performances presented during this week are registered on this...
    1976, 61'11'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Imitating an Action 1e fase
    Imitating an Action 1e fase Harrie de Kroon
    Imitating an action is a performance in three phases. In Phase 1, the artist is inspecting his own face on a monitor placed out of sight, studying his various facial expressions. The viewer automatically links these expressions to certain emotions. De Kro...
    1976, 21'39'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Imitating an Action, 2e fase
    Imitating an Action, 2e fase Harrie de Kroon
    In Phase 2, there is an audience. De Kroon is watching the registration of Phase 1, and is trying to imitate it. The spectators do not immediately understand what is going on, and initially think that what they are seeing on the monitor is live. Phase 3 i...
    1976, 20'35'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Mother
    Mother Harrie de Kroon
    Mother is the registration of twenty performances, which were recorded on video with no audience present. The scenes follow each other at a high tempo, which makes this video very dynamic. In many of the acts, De Kroon plays with the viewer’s expectations...
    1978, 23'43'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Krzyzanowski, Michel S.

  • Naakt zijn
    Naakt zijn Michel S. Krzyzanowski
    By means of advertisements in three Dutch newspapers, Het Parool, Vrij Nederland and De Telegraaf, people who felt free and uninhibited by taboos were invited to come to De Appel in order to be photographed in the nude. 'From June 4th to 12th, 1976, I wor...
    1976, 28'09'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Lange, Darcy

Levine, Les

  • Suicide Sutra
    Suicide Sutra Les Levine
    In this tape by Levine, John Giorno (American sound poet, actor in Andy Warhol’s Sleep) plays the lead. He repeats the texts spoken by Levine. The repetition in the text itself, and the voices talking over and repeating each other, turn the text into a wh...
    1974, 30'13'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Lüthi, Urs

  • Amsterdam Performance
    Amsterdam Performance Urs Lüthi
    1975, 24'43'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Morir d'amore
    Morir d'amore Urs Lüthi
    This video is a part of the exhibition “The desert is across the street” held at de Appel in 1975. “Morir d’amore” was demonstrated together with the video “Self-portrait”. In the beginning of the video the camera focuses on Luthi’s face. He flashes his ...
    1974, 9'35'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Self Portrait
    Self Portrait Urs Lüthi
    This video is a part of the exhibition “The desert is across the street” held at de Appel in 1975. “Self-portrait” was demonstrated together with the video “Morir d’amore”. The screen is vertically divided in two parts. In the left half of the screen a c...
    1974, 8'17'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Marroquin, Raul

  • Fandangos Evening News
    Fandangos Evening News Raul Marroquin
    In the 1970s, Marroquin created a great many remarkable, sociocritical performances. He caused quite a stir with his 'International Television Conference', for which he filled a large room with TV sets that represented delegates from various countries. Vi...
    1977, 22'01'', Video, De Appel, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Time Based Arts, LIMA

Marshall, Stuart

  • Animation
    Animation Stuart Marshall
    Dit werk begint met een shot van een beeldbuis met daarop een still van een kind op een glijbaan. Het kind zit bovenaan de glijbaan, op de grens tussen stilstand en beweging. Het beeld is vertraagd tot frame voor frame, waardoor het uiteindelijk lijkt als...
    1975, 4'12'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Arcanum
    Arcanum Stuart Marshall
    In Arcanum is de mond van Marshall in beeld die andere tekst uitspreekt dan de zin die te horen is, nl. 'Under the table and make no sound'. Langzaam komt de tekst die de mond uitspreekt, nl. iets als 'wrapped in clouds nobody’s the wiser', er doorheen. H...
    1977, 5'13'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Go Through the Motions
    Go Through the Motions Stuart Marshall
    'To go through the motions of saying one thing and meaning another' is de tekst die in dit werk continue wordt herhaald met behulp van een loop. In beeld is de mond van de kunstenaar die in het begin de gehele zin meezegt, en later slechts flarden tekst...
    1975, 8'00'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Just a Glimpse
    Just a Glimpse Stuart Marshall
    Just a glimpse is een voor Marshall typerend videowerk aangezien er geëxperimenteerd wordt met de verschillende mogelijkheden en eigenschappen van het medium. Marshall laat zien hoe je een simpel beeld vervreemdend kunt laten werken door beeld en geluid n...
    1975, 6'34'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Mouthroom
    Mouthroom Stuart Marshall
    In Mouthroom zien we een close-up van de geopende mond van de kunstenaar. De mond fungeert als ruimte, of liever: als kamer. Door verandering van de geluiden suggereert Marshall verschillende ruimtes, waaronder een concertzaal. De wrijving tussen intiem e...
    1976, 6'04'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Still Life Animation
    Still Life Animation Stuart Marshall
    Een man (de kunstenaar zelf?) zit bewegingloos in een leunstoel. Naast hem staat een camera, die gericht is op zijn (op de armleuning rustende) vuist. Op de monitor van de camera zien we de vertraagde registratie van de vuist frame voor frame voorbijkome...
    1977, 7'36'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

Marshalore

  • Orpheus in the Netherlands
    Orpheus in the Netherlands Marshalore
    In this performance, accompanied by experimental music, Marshalore is walking across a darkened stage. She is holding a lamp in her hands, which she alternately shines on her body and the décor (a tent made of white fabric). Meanwhile, she is uttering pas...
    1979, 20'59'', Video, De Appel, LIMA