“and so it goes” Slaughterhouse Five and the 4th dimension

We can become “unstuck in time,” and so it goes. Was it a coincidence that the evening reserved for movie night at Stad in de Maak during “Proof Aliens Exist” week in Rotterdam happened to be February the 13th, the anniversary day of the Dresden bombing, 72 years ago? Slaughterhouse Five, the 1972 film directed by George Roy Hill, winner of the Cannes Jury Prize of the same year was selected among many other excellent alien themed films for the 9:00 pm screening. Based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut,  the story is a partially autobiographical story that weaves in and out of Dresden, in the days leading up to the city’s catastrophic aerial firebombing. The main character, Billy Pilgrim, survives the city’s destruction and returns –again and again– to different episodes  in his otherwise bland life.  Like Voltaire’s Candide,  Billy Pilgrim’s experiences unfold as random chances but entirely out of sequence: flashbacks with no present. ““and so it goes” Slaughterhouse Five and the 4th dimension” verder lezen

Klapraam

klapraam_600Tijdens de storm van 24 december is het raam van de zolderverdieping van de Pieter de Raadtstraat 35 met een enorme klap naar binnen geblazen.
Een klapraam dus.

De boel is inmiddels weer dichtgetimmerd en de werkzaamheden aan de eerste (studio)verdieping zijn er nauwelijks door vertraagd.