CONTAINER 03: de puntzak van Heine

1989 01:01:00 col.

“What is it with history: providence, coincidence, irony or fate?”. This is a quote from one of the letters that have been selected to be read out in the letter project ‘De Puntzak van Heine’. The project is extended through the medium of television, reflecting on a number of inherent questions. How do intellectuals relate to history as it comes to the surface during moments of revolt and revolution? What is that history like, exactly, as it is erupting? How can those documents, those scraps of history be visualized? The letters, including pieces by Heine, Schopenhauer, Goethe and Flaubert, are rendered without meta-contextualisation and combined with incongruent images, as a collision with semantic plus-value, as mutual interpreters. Part of the BRT (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Container’. Panel discussion with Lieven De Cauter, Bart Verschaffel, Rudi Laermans and Paul de Vylder

Original broadcast date: 03/05/1989

Directed by Cornelis, Jef
With Verschaffel, Bart
With Laermans, Rudi
With De Vylder, Paul
With De Cauter, Lieven
Studio manager Hoste, Albert
Operator Sterckx, Jan
Technical co-ordination Meeusen, Leo
Sound Mispelter, René
Sound Stiers, Marc
Camera Vandoren, Willy
Camera Balthazar, Leon
Camera Verburgt, Willy
Camera control Vlaeminck, Bob
Dls operator Boeyenas, Peter
Video Van Mechelen, Robert
Graphics Jacques, Rik
Sound mixing Vyncke, Peter
Production assistant; assistant to the director Binnemans, Eva
Produced by BRT (Dienst Kunstzaken)