#36 Zeitgeist

Speaking: J&B

Bert and Jacob at the opening of the exhibition, August 30, 2020 telling about their work. photo Hetty de Groot

“J&B creates video and art installations with the vocabulary and humor of the street”, tells the website of the Rotterdam artist duo. J&B, or Jacob and Bert realize projects in cities. They previously did so in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Dordrecht. “The resulting installations are a reflection of the complex Zeitgeist and provide food for thought.” As true archaeologists, they collected stickers, graffiti, banners, posters and texts in Amsterdam North that they found on the street (the language of the street) and that reflect the atmosphere in that part of the city. “The installation gives an idea of the opinions and whims of the residents, but also of their creativity and the changing Zeitgeist.”