The Tower of Babel Amsterdam
Oud-Zuid - March 2005
is a project on communication in public space.
In the evenings of March 16th
, 18th en 19th
2005 an interactive multimedia-presentation is realized after
dawn on the facades of a square in the Diamant-area, the South of
This presentation was running during the Babelfestival (a theater
festival organized by the Ostadetheater) and is in the hands of
the TorenVanBabelTEAM: Katelijne Arts, Tineke Goemans, Franka
van de Goor, Leidi Haaijer and Bert Vogels.
The material used in the presentation
(slides, digital images, sound, sms-messages etc.) is produced by
the inhabitants and visitors of the surrounding city-area. Throught
different media people were approached with the question:
What moves you really ?
People were invited to present their answers in different media.
The answers formed the 'stones' with which the lightTower
The construction of the lightTower
started from the moment the first material arrived. By putting up
an 'Editing-table' as preparation, people were invited to deliver
Beside that material could be send virtually, i.e. through e-mail
or by sms
The TorenVanBabelTEAM collected this material and reworked it in
the presentation by using
different computertechniques like a specially programmed tool (
) and prepared webapplications.
Extended information on the project,
like dates etc. could be found at this site, at this stage this
particular information is taken out, because is is outdated.
As this information was aiming at local public the site is put in
Dutch. But please feel free to click the tabs to get an impression
of the whole project.
This project could not be realized without
the cooperation between different organizations;
first of all the ones surrounding the square at the Tolstraat: the
Centre for Youngsters Cinetol,
the librairy Cinétol, the Theosofical Society and beside
that the Ostadetheater, several schools
and other social cultural organizations.
Financial support is done by the Amsterdams
Fonds voor de Kunsten and the city-department
The Tower of Babel embodies the direct
connection inbetween spacial and social contexts.
For more information please contact:
Leidi Haaijer #31
(0) 73 6217377 #31 (0) 6 18359643
Franka vd Goor #31 (0) 73 6215022