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The new video series Homo Bulla (2019-2020) is completed. Fourteen videos focussed on soap bubbles, filmed in the empty Meelfabriek (flour factory) in Leiden.

Homo Bulla Est is a well-known proverb quoted by the Dutch humanist/philosopher Erasmus. The idea is that humans may seem solid and substantial beings, but life floats by like a bubble, vulnerable and fragile.

There is much more to explore in a soap bubble: the classical metaphor, the meaning in medieval vanitas paintings and many other associations.

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