Title Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den /pol/
Year 2017
Type Video,Installation
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPY...

A video-installation inspired by Eric S. Raymond's CatB. Exhibited as part of Declaring Reason at Museum Meermanno in The Hague, Netherlands.

a video-installation inside a museum
a video-installation inside a museum
a video-installation inside a museum

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.

a video-installation inside a museum
a video-installation inside a museum

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