Two or three things I know about Provo is a small and personal archive of the Provotarian movement in Amsterdam (1965-1967) installed by Experimental Jetset.
Provo was an Amsterdam anarchist movement that existed for just two years (1965-1967), although its existence resonated for years to come, in the Netherlands and abroad. Through conceptual (so-called ‘ludiek’) activism and speculative political proposals (the ‘white plans’), the Provo movement captured the imagination of a generation, and forever shaped the Dutch political and cultural landscape.
In 1965 the 1st issue of Provo was printed in an edition of 500. Of that run, 400 copies were immediately confiscated by the police. In order to right this historical wrong, Experimental Jetset published a fascimile edition of 400, mimeographed by Stencilkelder, and hand-folded, -stapled and -taped by themselves. For sale at W139 (approx. 100 copies left) for 3 euros each. Limited to 1 copy per customer.
’10 Maart, Dag van de Anarchie’, Provo film night is an evening of screenings of short movies on the subject of Provo and post-Provo, compiled by Experimental Jetset, on March 10, from 8pm, at W139, Amsterdam.