Last evening of the opening festival for the community-run library Leeszaal Rotterdam West, an activist volunteer initiative to replace the shut-down branch of the Rotterdam Public Library in this traditional working class and immigrant neighborhood.
The motto of this evening was "Delen", "sharing" and ended with a reading/concert by Jaap Blonk (voice) and
Klaas Hekman (bass saxophone & flutes). - The piece used for this video consists of variations on the poem “Aars Poetica” (1970) by the Rotterdam-based poet Riekus Waskowsky: "Dichten is net als koken / je pleurt maar wat in de pan / als je koken kan" ("Making poetry is just like cooking / you throw something into the pan / if you can cook").
[Filmed with a NEX-5N + adapted Cosmicar 75mm/1.4 c-mount lens]