Boijmans TV Episode 13. Gravity
It is something of a miracle that your hair falls downwards and that your feet go to the ground when you want to walk. Wim T. Schippers says this to security guard Arie in the 13th - and last - episode of Boijmans TV. His piece of art is located in the entrance hall of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen: an enormous stone that floats above a plinth. Or in other words: an enormous stone that defies gravity. That’s weird. That’s not possible. How on earth... When Arie wants to make a stone float, it drops to the ground with a hard thump. Artist Jos van Ginneken, who surprises Mandy at the reception desk with a prototype of his Floating is Living, needs a thread to visualise the bond between mother and child. And also the small group of listeners who are treated by Bregje to the old legend of Christopher and new stores about Hieronymus Bosch, are kept upright by strings. The miracle of gravity can just as well be described as a force that constantly presses everything downwards against which everybody is fighting. Anyway, despite the heavy theme of this last Boijmans TV, Wim T. Schipper brings the series to an end with a enthusiastic farewell.