Gert Jan Kocken
Depictions of London 1939-1945
Depictions of Warsaw 1939-1945
Depictions of Lodz 1939-1945
Depictions of Munich 1933-1945
Depictions of Berlin 1933-1945
Depictions of Dresden 1933-1945
Depictions of Amsterdam 1940-1945
Depictions of Rotterdam 1940-1945
Depictions of Rome 1922-1944
The Past in the Present
Zeebrugge (Belgium) 1999 - C - print, frame 177 x 230 cm
On March 6th 1987 the Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes just outside the harbour of Zeebrugge killing 192 people.
Tauern, (Austria) 2004 - C - Print, frame 177 x 230 cm
On May 29th 1999 a truck carrying paint collides with a car. In the fire that follows the crash 12 people die.
Monte Bianco (Italy) 200 - C - print, frame 177 x 230 cm
On March 24th 1999 a fire breaks out in the Mont Blanc tunnel, the tunnel linking France and Italy killing 41 people.
Bijlmer, Amsterdam (NL) 2000
On October 4th 1992 a Boeing 747 cargo plane of the Israeli airline El Al, crashed into the Groeneveen and Klein-Kruitberg flats killing at least 43 people. The exact number of deaths remains unknown due to the fact that many undocumented residents, illegal immigrants to the Netherlands lived in these flats.
Kaprun (Austria) 2001
On November 11th 2000 at least 159 people die in a fire in a skying train.
Dover (England) 2003 C - print, frame 177 x 230 cm
On June 18th 2000 some employees of the customs of Dover discover the lifeless bodies of 58 Chinese immigrants inside a Dutch cooling truck. They died from suffocation.
Castelo de Paiva (Portugal) 2001 - C - print, frame 177 x 230 cm
On 4 March 2001 a bridge over Douro River collapsed, dropping a crowded bus and two cars into raging waters, 74 people die in this accident.
Cavalese (Italy) 2003 - C - print, frame 120 x 150 cm
On February 3th 1998 an American military jet airplane, flying at low alitude, destroys the cables of a gondola in Italian the skying district of Cavalese. One of the cabins takes a 200 meter plunge. Twenty people lose their lives.