I love culture.
I love money.
I love when culture has money.
I even don’t mind saying that I love it even more when I get some of that money.
Which is why I found myself at the Leidseplein this afternoon to protest the misguided budget cuts for the arts, that will (most likely) soon blight the Netherlands.
True, I would have hoped that the Dutch cultural sector would have come up with a more creative, and less grating, protest than broadcasting a bunch of irritating theatrical types “screaming for culture”, but hey, it was what it was.
One question: where were the artists?
Shout for Culture!
Yes, purists, I am aware of the fact that it’s “Screams for Culture!.”
They even shout from the (tram stop) roof tops.
They even shout while wearing ice skates.
With a little musical accompaniment.
Playing to a packed house.
Fortunately yours truly was well situated.
Bas Jan Ader as well, if only in spirit.