It’s a Kind of Magic: Discover the Science Behind Magic at the Wellcome Collection

It’s a Kind of Magic: Discover the Science Behind Magic at the Wellcome Collection

Have you ever thought of how magicians and mediums use psychological devices to play tricks on you? You'd be surprised to learn how even your own brain deceives you! The current exhibition 'Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic' at Wellcome Collection reveals the rational truth behind the world of magic.

Secret London Tip: Discover the Petrie Museum, Home to the World’s 4th Largest Ancient Egyptian Collection!

Secret London Tip: Discover the Petrie Museum, Home to the World’s 4th Largest Ancient Egyptian Collection!

We all know of course that the British Museum is THE place to go if you're interested in seeing ancient Egyptian artefacts in London. But did you know that the world's fourth largest ancient Egyptian collection is housed in a small building on the University College London campus? I only heard of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology last week and was rather blown away by all the treasures it holds!

The Dutch Girl Tales #10: drie museumtips voor een cultureel verantwoorde start van 2019!

The Dutch Girl Tales #10: drie museumtips voor een cultureel verantwoorde start van 2019!

In mijn maandoverzicht voor december schreef ik al wat over mijn kunstzinnige uitstapjes en ik wilde daar in mijn Nederlandstalige blog nog verder bij stilstaan. Ik reisde af naar Maastricht om de vreemde kunstwerken van cultregisseur David Lynch te zien. In Rotterdam bezocht ik de zeer toegankelijke en familievriendelijke tentoonstelling over kinetische kunst en vlak voor vertrek naar Schiphol dompelde ik me in EYE Filmmuseum onder in de fantastische wereld van meesteranimator Jan Švankmajer. In dit artikel vind je foto's en meer informatie die je hopelijk zullen inspireren tot een bezoek!

(Don’t) Stop ‘The Clock’: Watch Time Tick Away on the Big Screen

(Don’t) Stop ‘The Clock’: Watch Time Tick Away on the Big Screen

Could you imagine watching a 24-hour long film without a main plot and with clocks as its main protagonists? Although this principle might sound like it could be a tedious ordeal, Christian Marclay's impressive video collage 'The Clock' consisting of about 12,000 film and television clips actually makes for an unforgettable experience. This special video work opened at Tate Modern on Friday 14 September and I went to see it yesterday morning, spending four hours in Christian Marclay's carefully curated cinematic world.

The Postal Museum: Step Inside London’s Secret Subterranean Mail Delivery System and Discover the Dangerous History of the Royal Mail

The Postal Museum: Step Inside London’s Secret Subterranean Mail Delivery System and Discover the Dangerous History of the Royal Mail

When was the last time you received a letter in the post? Today, with so many different ways to communicate, it's never been easier to stay in touch with your friends and family (or even people you don't really know). My visit to The Postal Museum yesterday made me reflect on the lost art of letter writing and also taught me that delivering post 500 years ago was an extremely dangerous profession!

My Favourites For 2017: Travel, Street Art, Films, Exhibitions, Books

My Favourites For 2017: Travel, Street Art, Films, Exhibitions, Books

I'm an avid list-making person, from my daily to-do lists to my weekly meal plan to lists with all the films I've watched over a year to exhibitions or concerts I've been to or the books I've read. So, of course it makes sense to finish off the year with my List of Favourite Films, Trips, Art and Books for 2017!

From Graffiti to Celebrity: Jean-Michel Basquiat

From Graffiti to Celebrity: Jean-Michel Basquiat

The most comprehensive retrospective to date in the UK on American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat opened today at the Barbican Centre in London. The opening was heralded by two brand-new pieces by street artist Banksy in celebration of Basquiat. Banksy’s tribute couldn’t be any more fitting as Basquiat didn’t only start his career as a graffiti artist, but his colourful and ‘freestyle’ drawings have clearly influenced so many graffiti writers and street artists ever since.

Through the Camera’s Eye – From ‘Fargo’ to ‘The Revenant’: A Celebration of Cinematographers

Through the Camera’s Eye – From ‘Fargo’ to ‘The Revenant’: A Celebration of Cinematographers

Do you choose your clothes by how they look or who designed them? Now think about films. You probably choose to watch a film based upon who directed it or who stars in it, but have you ever considered who's responsible for how these film look? Who takes care of the majestic images before you? While the film director will describe the desired feel and look of his/her film, it's the cinematographer who actually creates the images that lock into your memory. The current exhibition on acclaimed director of photography Robby Müller at EYE film museum in Amsterdam provides insight in the importance of the cinematographer.

Exhibition: ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ at Somerset House – Tribute to a Master or Failed Project?

Exhibition: ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ at Somerset House – Tribute to a Master or Failed Project?

The brilliant film director Stanley Kubrick has inspired many artists for decades now, even well after his death. To celebrate this icon, James Lavelle has curated the exhibition 'Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick' that displays works of 45 artists, from film makers to street artists and a taxidermist, who have all been inspired by the maestro himself. The exhibition is on till 24 August 2016 at Somerset House.