Sunday, December 31, 2006

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Lustmord als Deutungsmuster

Artefacts on show for a 24-hour lecture by Maren Hoffmeister at Ballhaus Ost in Berlin. 19 apr 2006
She read her complete book 'Lustmord' als Effekt dispositiver Sexualentwürfe historischer Diskursgemeinschaften. I made a soundtrack for a performance by Maren that never happened, it might end up somewhere sometime....

Am I not Farang?

A headless Buddha statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand. 26 dec 1999
I waited for several seconds. The spasmodic movements ceased. The face relaxed, the lids half closed on the eyeballs, leaving only the white of the conjunctiva visible, exactly as in the dying whom we have occasion to see every day in the exercise of our profession, or as in those just dead.

Monday, December 18, 2006

I Wish I Could Die

Minimal Art made from broken tiles from his bathroom by Martin Maloney at the time of his death in his studio in Antwerpen, Belgium. 20 nov 2003

Am I not Farang?

A knock-out victory in Muay Thai at Ratchadamnoen Stadium, Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand. 02 jan 2000

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Do You Take No for an Answer?

Some department at the Dongyue Miao temple in Beijing, China. 04 oct 2005
1. To defecate in.
2. To tease or try to deceive.
1. Excrement.
2. The act or an instance of defecating.
3. shits Diarrhea. Used with the.
a. Something considered disgusting, of poor quality, foolish, or otherwise totally unacceptable.
b. A mean or contemptible person.
5. A narcotic or intoxicant, such as marijuana or heroin.
6. Things; items.
7. Foolish, deceitful, or boastful language.
8. Insolent talk or behavior.
9. Trouble or difficulty.
10. A small or worthless amount.

Gimme the Meat

A sold out 'fresh' meat shop in Hong Kong. 10 jul 2003

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Only Living Witnesses

Audio cables on a Lunar Bender night as the only living witnesses of the first Bum Collar recording session at The Sweatshop in Antwerpen, Belgium. 31 may 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I'm Waiting for the Man

Stretchers in the first-aid room of a doctor in the museum village next to the Tunnel Warfare Museum of Jiaozhuanghu, China. 23 oct 2005

Down, Down, Deeper & Down

A figure detail from the diorama 'Plunge' by Ferdinand Hodler in the Alpines Museum in Bern, Switzerland. 28 jan 2005
Taking his theme from the triumph and tragedy in the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, Hodler created two gigantic dioramas in 1865 and 1894 measuring 7,25 x 4,35m each for the World's Fair in Antwerp. They are a symbolic representation of human fate in general.
On 23 dec 2006 Bum Collar will play @ the Dampfzentrale in Bern, Switzerland.

We're Having a Rainstorm, a Tropical Rainstorm

Sheltering for a tropical rainstorm at Newton Circus Food Court in Singapore. 24 jan 2004

The Truth is Out There

Crossed out windows in Zone City, Antwerpen, Belgium. 13 sep 2001

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I Wish I Could Die

An abandoned shack next to the railway track in Mirwart, Belgium. 29 sep 2002
Le train international Milan-Bruxelles a déraillé le 9 mars 2000 vers 18h30 à la hauteur de Mirwart.

Out in the Real World

A monk flagging down a taxi in Little India, Singapore. 30 jul 2003

What We Talk About

Two chairs at a table in a bedroom in an abandoned castle near Antwerpen, Belgium. 08 mar 2005

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pain is Good

A nice painted wooden box on a tree in Sierre, Switzerland. 20 mar 2005
There is a point where pleasure and pain intersect. A doorway to a new dimension of sensual euphoria. Where fire both burns and soothes. Where heat engulfs every neuron within you. Once the line is crossed, once the bottle is opened, once it touches your lips, there is no going back. Pain is Good

Out in the Real World

The departure gate for Moscow at the airport of Vladivostok, Russia. 08 may 2005
Ramachandran and Blakeslee describe that some people's representations of their limbs don't actually match what they should be.

Shake, Rattle and Roll

The infamous Mexico bridge in the old harbour of Antwerpen, Belgium. 07 nov 2006

I'm Beginning to See the Light

A camouflage net in a War Museum in Oostende, Belgium. 19 aug 2001
Geh in die Knie.
Wackle mit den Hüften.
Klatsch in die Hände.
Und tanz den Mussolini.
Tanz den Adolf Hitler.
Beweg deinen Hintern.
Und tanz den Jesus cChristus.

Am I not Farang?

In the back of a truck with the Silpakorn Office Boys & Girls driving towards the Giant Swing in Bangkok, Thailand. 29 jan 1999
At the film festival on the square next to the Giant Swing they played a short documentary movie about the monks' ceremony, and a classic Thai movie about a woman who changes into a poisonous snake and kills her lovers.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Villa

Aa abandoned villa in a park on the outskirts of Antwerpen, Belgium. 04 nov 2002
Mussolini and his wife, Donna Rachele, lived in the Villa Feltrinelli, Petacci was housed in another villa nearby.
The most dashing and talented literary-political publisher of the Sixties, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, died whilst trying to blow up an electricity pylon in 1972.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Out in the Real World

The entrance to the NOIShanghai venue in Shanghai, China. 08 oct 2005
Well, the venue was a basement room in a maze of corridors used by Torturing Nurse as a rehearsal space. The room had been subject to a flood some time, and since the area had never managed to really dry up. more....


A dog at night in Bangkok, Thailand. 10 jan 1999

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Fire I'll Take You to Burn

AMVK at the ocean shore in Auckland, New Zealand. 01 sep 1999
In the back the vulcanic island Rangitoto, the most recent and the largest of the approximately 48 volcanoes of the Auckland Volcanic Field. The full name of Rangitoto Island is Nga Rangi-i-totongia-a Tama-te-kapua (The days of the bleeding of Tama-te-kapua).

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Collision Drive

Publicity on a carwash in Zone City, Antwerpen, Belgium. 15 sep 2001
I'm the bitch you hated, filth infatuated
I'm the pain you tasted, well intoxicated

Collision Drive

A female midpart on display at the Natural History Museum in Beijing, China. 14 nov 2005
Don't even try, this section is closed off for the public.

Collision Drive

Nightly drive in da man's pick-up truck in Singapore. 06 dec 1999

Monday, November 20, 2006

She Who Has no Head Will Have no Headaches

Punk was not dead at the opening of an exhibition by Narcisse Tordoir at Galerie Nadja Vilenne in Liège, Belgium. 28 mar 1999

I Wish I Could Die

'Graves' in a Chinese temple nearby the medical museum of Hong Kong. 11 july 2003
Seeing in your eyes
I'm seeing through my eyes

Is it My Body?

A roadside memorial for Jacqueline Leclercq in the rue Vandervelden in Cuesmes, Mons, Belgium. 07 oct 2002
Jacqueline Leclercq is most probably the fourth victim of the "Trash Bag Killer" or "Dépeceur de Mons", a Belgian Serial Killer who killed at least 5 women. The bodies were cut to pieces and dumped in trash bags along roads with significant names like Chemin de l'Inquiètude, Rue du Dépôt, Chemin de Saint-Symphorien and the river La Hayne. Four feet, three legs, two shoulders, three arms and hands, two upper legs, one torso and one head were recovered, all the rest is still missing.

Is it My Body?

A poster in an abandoned brothel where I performed my Only the Lonely in Antwerpen, Belgium. 17 jan 2002
What does it take
To get inside of your mind
Give me a break
And take a chance for the very first time

He Who Has no Head Will Have no Headaches

A row of headless Buddha images in Ayutthaya, Thailand. 26 dec 1999

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hide Behind the Door

A closed off gate in the harbour of Dublin, Ireland. 26 jan 2003
The chilling tape took a look behind closed doors into the brutal reality of domestic violence.

Through the Night Softly

My toolset for a series of Fleur de Peau performances at various locations in Lyon, France. 08 may 2002

It's a Flat Flat Planet

A fence along a parkway in Auckland, New Zealand. 24 aug 1999
now in the summer i could be happy
or in distress depending on the company.

It's Just Blood, Blood on the Floor

Colours on the wall at the slaughterhouse in Yang Zhen, China. 10 nov 2005
I've got to tell you
It's that blood, blood on the floor

Is it My Body?

The inseat videoscreen on an Emirates airliner shows live footage from the airport as we are descending into Jakarta, Indonesia. 10 aug 2003
Drive to the forest in a japanese car
The smell of rubber on concrete tar
Hindsight done me no good
Standing naked in the back of the woods
The cassette played poptones
I can't forget the impression you made
You left a hole in the back of my head
I don't like hiding in this foliage and peat
It's wet and I'm losing my body heat

Am I not Farang?

The Happy Forest Restaurant Girls of Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China. 23 nov 2005
I used this photo to compose my famous placemat. The photo of the girls was taken in the village of Yang Zhen, 60kms north-east of Beijing. The girls all work in the local restaurant "Happy Forest", however, they had never been in Beijing. Thanks to some PhotoShopping I added them to the crowd in a square of the Forbidden City in this photo. I virtually took them to Beijing for the first time in their lives and they are now known as the Happy Forest Girls throughout the whole wide world.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Out in the Real World

An office in the Central Railway Station in Antwerpen, Belgium. 01 aug 2001

The Green Moments Make it all so Acceptable

A trainride from Brussels to Antwerpen, Belgium. 22 oct 2002
The Green Moments Make it all so Acceptable is the title of AMVK's exhibition at the L.A. Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA in 1980.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

On the Top of the World

The tip of the wing of an Aeroflot plane somewhere over Siberia, Russia. 08 may 2005
On top of you
it's the only way
On top

We're All Frankies

Alan Vega's microphone, lost in confusion during a Suicide concert in Antwerpen, Belgium. 27 apr 2003

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Superficial Punctate Keratopathy

View from the window of the bus home to Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 04 jan 2000

Like I Spent the Night in a Barn

A pig's stable where I performed Parels voor de Zwijnen in Eernegem, Belgium. 19 nov 2002
Don't you worry 'bout what's on your mind
I'm in no hurry I can take my time