Being a painter, Jan Cremer captured the everyday on his Polavision Photo Tapes – the self-developing 8mm film cassette by Polaroid – using them as sketches for his paintings and for the 'preservation' of cherished landscapes. The resulting 8mm art movies have only been played for a select New York in- crowd in the eighties on the Polavision Projector, the system never made it through the eighties. A genuine premiere thirty years after shooting, three of his Polavision recordings will be shown on CASZUIDAS.
Jan Cremer was born in 1940 and since then, like the proverbial cat, he has lived seven or nine lives at 100.000 volts. Globetrotting journalist, writer and planetary reporter, painter and graphic artist, man of letters, theatre and film maker: this existential freebooter lives at least seven lives at the same time, and note that I call him a freebooter, not a pirate; Jan Cremer has earned his letter of marque with flying colours, and it would be too easy and unjust to call him a professional provo or godless, guiltless adventurer. His love of art guarantees his love of mankind. (Pierre Restany, Ostende 1988)