Collecting Is a Disease

Running time: 15’

Production: NL 2014

Geert Verbeke sold animal food. He was selling a lot, so he established and developed a transport company. One day he sold off the company equipment that was dispensable and kept what could be useful in his new life: the life of a collector and exhibition arranger. Since 2007 he's been running a foundation, collecting chiefly surreal Belgian collages and assemblages. In his own words: “Surrealism is typically Belgian. It's an integral part of us.” Inspired by the nature of the collection, the place of exhibition, and the collector's personality, Kuba Szutkowski created his documentary, which takes us to a place that combines the surrealism of nature, art, and the industrial.



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