(Duiven, NL 1964) graduated in 1987 at the Arnhem art school. As the other half of the artists' duo Grootendorst and Van den Berg he made among other things a photo column for the VPRO radio and tv guide and the weekly Vrij Nederland, and a number of conceptual music cds. With their massive graphical and video installations the duo made furore at home and abroad. Martijn Grootendorst does solo video projections for opera, the stage, a concert, or any other mixture, but particularly in cooperation with musicians. He is currently part of Grootendorst & Van den Berg (visual art), I Compani (jazz+), Barockpuppies (philosophical concerts with video), MOSS (pop music) and Indisch Zwijgen? Me Hoela! (theatre and stories).(WU 2013 GR)
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There are many beautiful yet painful stories in Moluccan and East Indies families! With the last generations having experienced 'the Dutch East Indies' these stories are doomed to become extinct. Theatre maker Elsbeth Vernout, video artist Martijn Grootendorst and communications specialist Wendy Ripassa won't let that happen! Old or young: Bring an object representing your ties with the Dutch East Indies, tell a short story or an anecdote in front of the camera in the cupboard and who knows that story will become part of the theatre performance in May 2013 at the Tong Tong Fair! Apply through the facebook pages of Indisch Zwijgen, via firstname.lastname@example.org or on the evening itself. In Dutch.