2017; Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den /pol/; Video-Installation
with Lukas Engelhardt for Declaring Reason at Meermanno Museum, The Hague
Documentation by Natalia Jordanova

In 1781 Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol published his pamphlet Aan het Volk van Nederland. It criticised the political corruption during that time and had a crucial influence on the formation of a democratic republic in the Netherlands.

In 2017 Joan Derk rises from the dead. Relentlessly he tries to spread his pamphlet. But now finds himself confronted with platforms like TED or 8chan. Watch the video here.