“Yzer” at “Resolved Desires” in Amsterdam, 2018

“Yzer”, a film by An van. Dienderen made in 1993, was part of the Exposition ‘Resolved Desires’, in Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, organized by Argos and curated by Ive Stevenheydens. Yzer is a personal documentary conceived as a search for the source of the Belgian river Ijzer, in which its historical connotations to WWII are explored in relation to its natural trajectory. Experimenting with sound and images, this poetical video evokes rather than explains, by leaving any textual commentary aside.

Vastbesloten verlangens/ Resolved Desires looks at the (roots of) the European project. From February 10 to March 4, 2018 you take place in a special video booth, where short films by six Flemish and Brussels artists will be played.

Resolved and desiring, but also determined and reaffirming, are reciprocal terms in the Maastricht Treaty, signed on 7 February 1992 by the then twelve European member states. The filmmakers point to the historical facts that characterised the beginning of the 20th century in Europe and shed light on a contemporary quest: what is now left of the euphoria felt by the member states in Maastricht and ­– most importantly – in Europe at that time? The exhibition comprises unique interpretations of echoes from the past, the consequences of the treaty and relations today.


– Anonymous, Belgique Magazine: Brussels in Europe, 1963, 9’28”

– Teresa Cos, Astrology or A Friday, 2016, 10’30”

– Ria Pacquée, GROUP, 2011-2017, 3’41”

– Jan Locus, Confusing Drum, 2016, 11’05”

– Wendy Morris, Bully Beef, 2007, 6’02”

– An van. Dienderen, IJzer, 1994, 3’11”


More info here.