De Vertelmuur (Tell Wall)

In March 2009 the Amsterdam Educational Television realized the project “The Storytelling Wall” (“De Vertelmuur”), recording stories from various countries of the world. They invited several artists to tell a folk tale of their choice. 

I happened to be one of those storytellers. We filmed in several places: in my house, its garden, a nearby barbershop… The story had to be shot in a “cinematically interesting way” and acted out by the narrator. I have chosen the story “The Emperor Troyan has goat ears”, and the video became a part of exhibition held at the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) for entire year. 

The exhibition was centered upon a wall of monitors, placed throughout the Library space, where the library visitors could use touch-screens to invoke a story of their choice, told by its corresponding storyteller. The project turned out to be a great success with the audience, and the exhibition was extended for another six months.