The film that's projected from the toy 'Beam Bus' onto the book. ( 1 min. 22sec's)
'De Wrede Zee' was the first piece I made during my Badgast residency. I found this Dutch translation of the Nicholas Monsarrat novel, 'The Cruel sea' in a second hand shop near the residency. I first hollowed out the book to contain a battery and later I fitted the projector inside it. A mirror is also fitted into the book which deflects the image onto a scond mirror in the toy van which in turn deflects the film onto the title page of the book.
An earlier idea. 'Wrede de Zee' as sail fixed to a driftwood raft.
In the studio, work in progress.
An early sketch.
Film projected from the toy 'beam bus' via very small mirrors. (presented inside the back of the real 'Beam Bus')