Panamarenko, Antwerpen 1940

1972 00:05:25 b&w

In a gallery in Bergeyk (the Netherlands) young Panamarenko elucidates on Donnerwolke (1971) and other models of flying objects. The result is an image of Panamarenko the dreamer, the small boy who likes to put together abstract puzzles, trying to get a grasp on how things work, on the infinite universe of miraculous variations. In the report he light-heartedly demonstrates, starting out from the flying behaviour of insects and birds, the principles of aerodynamics, the mechanisms to start up propellers and bring wings to flutter. To him beauty is in the building blocks, not in the manual. Part of the BRT (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Openbaar Kunstbezit’ (Public Art Heritage).


00’00" Leader. 00’07" Panamarenko in a hangar at Bergeyk (NL) showing Donnerwolke (1971) and other models of flying objects. Details of his preparatory drawings. 02’03" In the gallery and the hangar, Panamarenko showing the mechanism for starting the propellor and flapping the wings. 05’20" Credits. 05’25"
(Source: Jef Cornelis 1964 - 1990, Espace Art Contemporain : Maison de la culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne, 1991)

Directed by Cornelis, Jef
Programme director Boudringhien, Armand
Production Verhaeghe, Jerome
Produced by BRT