October 1st to October 9th, 2001
INS Residency at the DasArts Foundation, Amsterdam
As guests of the DasArts Foundation, Amsterdam, between the first and the ninth of October, 2001, the INS, in accordance with Paragraph Four, Footnote One of its First Manifesto, set out to reconstruct and analyse the attempted assassination, on the evening of the twenty-seventh of May, 1998, of the Dutch gangster Geert Roos, which resulted in the death of Roosís bodyguard.
newspaper report of event
The extended gun battle took place outside the Renaissance Hotel in the centre of Amsterdam.
Renaissance Hotel spot where shootout started
The artist Dan Bodner, who was by chance standing several feet away with a friend when the shootout started, turned and ran into an alleyway; his friend, looking back towards the shootout, fell over Bodnerís bike. In the alleyway, Bodner found himself trapped with one of the gangsters, who was standing at the head of the alleyway shooting out.
Bodner explains the alleyway Bodner mimicking gangster
what happened shooting out of alleyway
Certain sequences from the event were restaged, and certain moments were isolated, extracted and repeated. These were performed first on a stage surrounded on all sides by fifty-centimetre grid squares, then in a wind tunnel.
shooting in Muybridge grid and at wind tunnel
wind tunnel factory; wind tunnel control and data gathering room
Particular attention was paid to the bodyguardís self-sacrifice in saving Roos by throwing himself in front of him.
initial shootout in both Muybridge grid and wind tunnel
(choreography: Fahrudin Salihbegovic)
data generated by wind tunnel measuring devices
Intense attention was also paid to the moment at which Bodner picked up his bike to run from the scene and Bodnerís friend, looking back over his shoulder, fell over it.
turning and falling in both Muybridge grid and wind tunnel
(choreography: Sato Endo)
In one exercise, the first sequence was projected over the second.
On the evening of the ninth of October a public presentation was held.
press conference at public presentation
Two days later a formal discussion was held in the De Jahren Cafť, Amsterdam.
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