• De Poging
    De Poging Sef Peeters
    Sef Peeters is lying on the floor, wrapped up in a sack of white elastic fabric. He is thrashing about wildly, while the sound of an alarm clock can be heard. The title seems to point to an attempt to escape from the claustrophobic environment in which Pe...
    1975, 14'15'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Role Exchange
    Role Exchange Marina Abramovic
    In 1975, Marina Abramovic had been a professional artist for 10 years. On the evening of July 2 of that year, the artist exchanged places with Suze, a woman who was a professional prostitute for 10 years as well. Both took on each other's roles for four h...
    1975, Installation, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, De Appel, LIMA
  • Slow Motions
    Slow Motions Arnulf Rainer
    Slow Motions is a work in which Rainer makes his way into a white space. In this film, the artist shows his entire body. Unlike his other videos, which include some explosive moments, here Rainer only makes slow and subdued movements. The video has been e...
    1975, 10'29'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Solarium
    Solarium Luciano Castelli
    This video is the representation of a performance held at Gallery De Appel, on May 30th, 1975. 'Solarium' consists of two parts, in which the camera initially plays an active, and later a passive, role. In the first half of the video, the camera glides...
    1975, 19'39'', Video, De Appel, Time Based Arts, Lijnbaancentrum, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, LIMA
  • Een zwakke zuidwesten wind
    Een zwakke zuidwesten wind Beeldend Theater
    1975, 4'55'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

1976

  • The 61 hours in de Appel band I
    The 61 hours in de Appel band I Sef Peeters
    Peeters is filming himself from the back, while seated at a desk. He is writing in a notebook. In the next shot, he is scrubbing the text ‘wiped out’ off the floor, using a face flannel. In the third act, he is filming a monitor that is connected to the c...
    1976, 13'54'', Video, De Appel, RCE, LIMA
  • The 61 Hours in de Appel band II
    The 61 Hours in de Appel band II Sef Peeters
    With 'for those who love me, for those who hate me' as his motto, Peeters films himself during various activities. This second tape is of a more personally physical nature than the first one. It is the registration of normal activities of the body. Breath...
    1976, 17'53'', Video, De Appel, RCE, LIMA
  • 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
  • Five untitled Pieces From 1974-1976
    Five untitled Pieces From 1974-1976 David Salle
    Five untitled pieces 1974-1976 This early work by David Salle is an experiment with the medium of video. Various fragments, which most of all resemble comical sketches, follow each other (but are not really related to one another). For example, a tradi...
    1976, 26'03'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • FOTOTOT (Identity Analysis)
    FOTOTOT (Identity Analysis) Ulay
    Video documentation of a performance in Galerie Beyer, Wuppertal, DE (March 5, 1976). This performance is the first in a series to which Ulay gives the name Fototot (Photo Death). In this performance, and in a number of others held at De Appel and Galerie...
    1976, 8'27'', Video, De Appel, RCE, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, LIMA
  • 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
  • Het Leven
    Het Leven Marjo Schumans
    Schumans is walking round in circles in a white room, where the light is diffused by a net curtain, and possibly also by a smoke machine. Schumans begins to walk, and, when a bicycle bell suddenly tinkles, she changes her posture by placing her right hand...
    1976, 30'21'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Marja Samsom Presenting Miss Kerr
    Marja Samsom Presenting Miss Kerr Marja Samsom
    For this performance, Samson transformed Gallery De Appel into a nightclub. The camera is focused on a small stage with curtains lit up by a spotlight. Then Samson, dressed only in aluminium foil, steps onto the stage from between the curtains. She slowly...
    1976, 3'54'', 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Performance (Universiteit Maastricht)
    Performance (Universiteit Maastricht) Ben d' Armagnac
    This is one of the very few works that Ben d'Armagnac made specifically and directly for video. He normally regards the registration of his performances on video as a matter of secondary importance. And even in this work, the camera is only used to regist...
    1976, 20'24'', Video, De Appel, RCE, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Time Based Arts, 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
  • Wiener Aktionismus, teil 1
    Wiener Aktionismus, teil 1 Peter Weibel
    1976, 59'34'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Wiener Aktionismus, teil 2
    Wiener Aktionismus, teil 2 Peter Weibel
    1976, 38'49'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

1977

  • 4 maart 1977 Bonnefanten Museum
    4 maart 1977 Bonnefanten Museum Gerrit Dekker
    Documentation of a performance in the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht in which the artist constantly moves his eyes up and down.
    1977, 63'14'', Video, De Appel, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Time Based Arts, LIMA
  • ABC- We Print Anything in the Cards
    ABC- We Print Anything in the Cards Carolee Schneemann
    This performance, recorded at De Appel, is completely different from what would be expected from Schneeman. Schneeman herself describes her performance as a ‘lecture with images’. She is sitting up straight, almost formally, in front of a white screen. He...
    1977, 58'27'', 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
  • At the Shrink's (a Fake Hologram)
    At the Shrink's (a Fake Hologram) Laurie Anderson
    During a performance at De Appel, Amsterdam, Anderson is sitting in an easy chair, or rather: an image of the artist is projected onto the chair. She is telling an anecdote about a session with her psychiatrist. Anderson eventually comes to the conclusion...
    1977, 3'13'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • 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
  • The Big Sleep 2
    The Big Sleep 2 Barbara Bloom
    For The Big Sleep 2, Barbara Bloom makes use of the film The Big Sleep, based on a detective story by Raymond Chandler and starring Humphrey Bogart. The tape begins with promotional matter, after which a voice-over briefly summarizes the film we are about...
    1977, 62'31'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Concept no.13
    Concept no.13 Harm Van Der Wal
    1977, 7'39'', Video, De Appel, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, LIMA
  • Cross Now
    Cross Now Wim T Schippers
    Cross Now is an English-language TV play, which Schippers made for VPRO Television, using English actors. This caused a small riot with the unions, which would not agree to a TV programme for Dutch TV without any Dutch actors. Schippers got his way in the...
    1977, 61'08'', Video, De Appel, Groninger Museum, LIMA
  • Engagement/Disengagement
    Engagement/Disengagement Sam Schoenbaum
    Het podium is verdeeld in drieën, er is een tafel met twee stoelen, een monitor met stoel en een dansvloer. De performance is gesplitst in 4 stukken van 12 minuten. In elk deel zitten twee mensen aan tafel in een zogenaamd huiselijke omgeving. Zij benad...
    1977, 60'28'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • 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
  • Geben - Nehmen - Umorganisieren Kunstler - Publikum
    Geben - Nehmen - Umorganisieren Kunstler - Publikum Florian Schuller
    1977, 5'01'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Geschmacksversuche mit Papier (blind)
    Geschmacksversuche mit Papier (blind) Florian Schuller
    1977, 36'43'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • If You Don't Blow Your Own Horn, Nobody Else Will
    If You Don't Blow Your Own Horn, Nobody Else Will Robin Winters
    As the title page already indicates, this tape presents a ‘Portrait of the Artist’. The tape is a mixture of various forms of art and media, such as, performance, video art, sampling, photography and documentary. It is an ego-document in which the artist ...
    1977, 59'33'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • 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
  • Memory Window
    Memory Window Stansfield / Hooykaas
    'We made this project, "Memory Window", in August 1977 in the Jordaan (a district in the centre of Amsterdam), in the vicinity of the exhibition space of De Appel, where this installation was first on show. One of the ideas on which this project was based...
    1977, Installation, De Appel, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Time Based Arts, LIMA
  • 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
  • See Through Lines
    See Through Lines Stansfield / Hooykaas
    In 'See Through Lines' by Stansfield and Hooykaas, the viewer's gaze glides along a Dutch landscape: starting with the sky, and then descending from an electricity pylon towards a canal. Then the image travels up again, along the other bank towards the sk...
    1977, 15'28'', Video, De Appel, Bonnefantenmuseum, LIMA
  • Songs for Lines/Songs for Waves
    Songs for Lines/Songs for Waves Laurie Anderson
    This performance consists of ten songs in which music, language and images are equally important. In most of these songs, Anderson plays the violin, accompanied by her own singing and an audiotape (with spoken text, more singing or more violin music). Her...
    1977, 38'56'', Video, Time Based Arts, De Appel, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, 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
  • Tastmalversuche am Kopf mit Ansprechung des Stirnchakras
    Tastmalversuche am Kopf mit Ansprechung des Stirnchakras Florian Schuller
    1977, 20'43'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Verpuppung/Chrysalisation
    Verpuppung/Chrysalisation Siepmann, Ulla Siepmann
    For this performance, Planstudio Siepmann engaged an actor. Together with the audience, this actor is in a room with a grid of dark and light-coloured lines on the floor. In the background, the sound of a throbbing engine can be heard. 'After some 20 minu...
    1977, 62'21'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • Verzameltape
    Verzameltape Edmondo Za
    The video consistis of three parts. In the first part there is an old man seated in front of the camera. The young woman behind him takes the comb out of the pocket of his jacket and starts to brush his hair. Occasionally puts on his glasses. From time to...
    1977, 47'50'', 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
  • Zuid Afrika
    Zuid Afrika Albert Van De Weide
    This performance is based on a text by Steve Biko: 'The government gave us houses, we will not mention their quality. The government gave us medical care, we will not mention its quality. The government has split up our country, we will not mention the qu...
    1977, 32'02'', Video, De Appel, LIMA

1978

  • 1e Performance De  Appel
    1e Performance De Appel Wim T Schippers
    On April 7th and 8th, 1978, Wim T. Schippers gives two performances at De Appel. These performances opened an exhibition which included a small cut-up painting in Cobra style, a ‘table display of French cheese’ and some rolls of money. During the first pe...
    1978, 62'25'', Video, De Appel, LIMA
  • 2e Performance De Appel 1e deel
    2e Performance De Appel 1e deel Wim T Schippers
    1978, 62'16'', Video, De Appel, LIMA