Welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 150 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
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Judith de Leeuw presents her documentary about the ‘slightly alcoholic life-guards’. The documentary follows a group of quintessentially Dutch fraternity boys working their summer jobs, and they speak in a lingo that is passed from generation to generation, summer after summer to the next group of boys that replace the previous ones. Their work consists of preventing people from drowning and getting German nudists out of the water before anyone's traumatized. After work they come together around a table in the setting sun and chug beers, talking almost exclusively about the day's work in a way only a group that knows each other solely through work can. The dusk through the gold of the beer, the freckles and the blue eyes, the sun bleached hair with sand in it; the young and the tall huddled together carelessly: it is the most beautiful commercial Calvin Klein never made. And then they sleep with flies on their pasty, hungover faces.
Video, 2015, 6 min preview of 25 minutes