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Onvoltooid tegenwoordig

Fortnight 2002, Short film, 10 min


Johan van der Keuken was planning to make a full-length documentary under the title For the Time Being. But one day in January 2001, he died. What he left in the editing room were more than nine minutes of film, that he had edited in November 2000 with Menno Boerema, as part one of the incomplete film. In this part, Van der Keuken makes small portraits of his friends and of people he got to know on his journeys.


Johan Van der Keuken

Born in 1938, Johan van der Keuken started to experiment with photography at the age of 12. Five years later, in 1955, he published his first book of photos, We Are 17. He made his first films after attending the Idhec film school in Paris. Around the same time, his first writings about films and photography began to appear in Dutch magazines. In 1977, he began to write a column in the film review, Skrien, From the World of the Self-Employed. In addition to his many films, he published several books of photos and prepared many installations and exhibitions. He died in January 2001.

Johan van der Keuken

Johan van der Keuken

Michel Schöpping

Menno Boerema, Johan van der Keuken

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Title in Original Version : Présent inachevé / For the Time Being