Four ominously lit-up wolves have suddenly appeared on the edge of the ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo. They have gathered around a group of people who are hiding in the attic of one of the wooden buildings along the water. Lions, giraffes and elephants are common in zoos and so are wolves, but what exactly are they doing roaming free in this scene, designed by the collectives Republic of Amsterdam Radio and Nomad Tinker House? Important clue: an envelope containing poems written by resistance fighters during the Second World War was discovered between the roof tiles of these former storage houses in 2013.
Republic of Amsterdam Radio, a group of self-proclaimed ‘history nerds’, consists of Julian Smith (AU, 1986), Joe Wegecsanyi (AU/DE, 1986) and David Cenzer (SE, 1982). The three of them...Read more