Corona time gives time for something different, time for something new. 'Kunst in Millingen' has come up with and implements the following concept, working from a line of text determined by numbers and the dice: ZINBEELDEN. (sentence images)

After registration, the artist receives a video of a stack of 6 books. The dice determines his6 her book. The artist then passes on two random numbers and follows the second video in which a line of text is announced. The artist will make a work from this line of text. As soon as the work has been completed on the basis of a text line, a photo / photos of the work will be placed on the site from 'Kunst in Millingen'.

For Bart Drost, the dice has done its job five times, resulting in five short films.


5 - a Russian fairy tale

The fifth sentence comes from the book 'Small bird, big man' by Marente de Moor:

"The solidarity of the Russian people with animals is genuine"...

The title of the book "Small bird, big man" in combination with a sentence about "sincere solidarity from the Russian population with animals" ...
I never wanted to go to Russia, because human rights are being trifled with. But I've been there. I remember the woman on the market in Moscow. She offered a bird in a cage for sale.

4 - the umbrella

The fourth sentence comes from the book 'Alle verhalen' by Arthur Japin:

"When the slave trade was banned in the nineteenth century," I said, while Kofi tried one key after another, "the Dutch and the Ashanti both sought new ways to continue to take advantage of their old trade."

When I look up information about the Ashanti on wikipedia, I read: "In 1837 the Asantahene Kwaku Dua sent two princes, his son Aquasie Boachi and his cousin Kwame Poku etc ..." "Sure enough, little princes in my path again ...
The link between the little prince Bart and his
new playmate is soon made.


3 - mama - idylle between father and son

The third sentence that Drost has been assigned again comes from the book 'The other side of the river' by Jan Siebelink and reads:

"Peter also often sat on the edge of his desk, followed Simon's comments in the books and practiced his father's signature, which he thought was the most beautiful of all fathers in the world. Idyll between father and son."

As a little boy I spent hours in my father's easy chair in our salon. I then rocked myself back and forth - better, from front to back - and got into a cadence, saying 'mama' aloud every second move. Monotone, almost like a mantra. It was soothing to me, it drove my sisters crazy. I didn't think about it. And as soon as I started thinking, I felt guilty that I kept shouting 'mom', not 'daddy'.


2 - Lesson 29 - God is in everything I see

The second sentence comes from the book 'The other side of the river' by Jan Siebelink.

Bart Drost diced the number 7 for the page, the number 33 for the line.
"That hawthorn, with the sun, has a nightingale among its flowers. It looks like the hawthorn is singing."

Bart Drost has no green fingers, he's not a birdwatcher. Sometimes he sees more than he likes. Every week he takes a walk through the Ooypolder near Nijmegen. Always on Thursday morning. Always the same route. That was different on April 30, 2020. In the morning it was raining, so he only started at 13.00 and before he realized it well, the flowering hawthorn bushes showed him the way. He came on paths that he had never walked before. It was delicious. He was in the paradise experience. You would think "Hasn't that been said too much?", No it is'nt.


1 - Ready for something new...?

The first text for Bart Drost comes from the book 'Zoete Mond' by Thomas Rosenboom and reads:

"Dear Marc, you see I took up the glove and wrote a television commercial for that American employment agency Kenny Connect."

A wonderful occurrence in the assignment of the sentence for Bart Drost. The numbers he mentioned (232 & 5) led to a void. After all, on page 232 of Thomas Rosenboom's book there are only 4 lines. You would think Carte Blanche. But no, counting continued to page 233.

Drost has taken the liberty to look a little further than the rules given to him and read the sentences: '... It is also about someone who is ready for another job. That's why my commercial is entitled: "Time for something new ...?" ("Ready for something new ...?" Or "Ready for a change ...?") It should be recorded at the beginning of the video, and again at the end ... "

In 1997, Drost made the 'December man' for Van Dalen Schoenen in an edition of eighty pieces. A multiple that appeared in the windows of the retail chain during the month of December. 'December man' alternately wore three headgear: a Santa Claus miter, a Santa hat, and an end-of-year fire arrow.

Afterwards Drost received a large number of 'December man' back. He then decided to make a specific hat for each of these, with the idea 'What difference a hat makes', more accurately 'Clothes make the man'.

For ZINNEBEELD he put the men on film, with the introductory text 'Ready for something new ...?'

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Bart Drost

free artist

Graafseweg 183a
6531ZR Nijmegen
The Netherlands