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‘Questions’ videopoem from Pat van Boeckel on Vimeo. Poem: Jalal ad-Din Rumi Videoinstallation: Pat van Boeckel All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and […]


De zee trekt onder de nachtNaar vele verlaten stranden;Als een vloeibare wind is zijn klacht,En zout, zoals tranen branden.Ik voel dat overal waar deBranding in snikken breektTegen de kusten der aarde,Mijn leed met zijn golven smeekt Slauerhoff.


For the exibition ‘Low Tide’ my eye fell on the old stone anchors, which are still found in the polder earth after 60 years. The video film scans the first ebb, the dry land after the land reclamation. The first human plows his way through the sucking mud and bounces on a stone. The first […]


In 2020 it is a hundred years ago that Domela Nieuwenhuis (1846-1920) died. In his time, Domela – as a pastor, freethinker, socialist, anarchist, anti-militarist, but above all as a fighter against social injustice – was famous and notorious. They called him ‘us ferlosser’, our savior. It was him who united the poor poor peat […]

The Optician

Japan Registration of 5 video-installations for KAIR in Kamiyama, Japan. An abandoned house of an optician in a small village in the mountains of Japan comes back to life.               


Jophiel   Registration of a video-installation for Kreislauf Artproject in an empty shop in the main street in Kranenburg, Germany “Jophiel” Jophiel is the name of the angel, it means “Beauty of God”. Jophiel helps with getting inspiration, especially artists. But he also helps us to slow down in hectic times, so that we can […]

build me a cottage

Build me a cottage Video poem by Pat van Boeckel in a collaborative project with Pieter Van de Pol in the desertedwool factory of Guarda (for the Museum of Guarda, Portugal).