The Eyes Have it

In the past 17 years I made 45.148 photos. I'll be posting some of them here once in a while.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Die Kleinen und die Bösen


A scale model of a railroad water supply system in a shopwindow in Zone City, Antwerpen, Belgium. 15 sep 2001

The Eyes Have it


A window in the attic of AIR at the lockmaster's house in Antwerpen, Belgium. 08 jul 2001

Friday, September 29, 2006

Am I not Farang?


The Giant Swing or Sao Ching Cha outside Wat Suthat in Bangkok, Thailand. 13 dec 1999
In the ceremony monks swing trying to grab a bag of coins placed on one of the pillars. The ceremony was discontinued in 1935 after several fatal accidents. The last renovations were done in 1959.

Gloomy Sunday


Evening gloom in Borgerhout, Belgium. 17 aug 2002

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Am I not Farang?


My room at the Empire Hotel in Jalan Masjid India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 02 feb 2004

Eau d'Artifice


Extensive plumming in a bathroom of Hôtel Nissim De Camondo in Paris, France. 04 jun 2004

It's a Flat Flat Planet


A water pressure valve at a powerplant in Gent, Belgium. 19 may 2001

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

In a Bar under the Sea


A taxidermied sea lion at the Oceanum in Vladivostok, Russia. 24 apr 2005
Taxidermists must continually maintain their skills to ensure attractive, life-like results.

Where Will it End? Where Will it End?


A stairway down into the water in Sierre, Switzerland. 20 mar 2005

Dog-Eyes


A dog in Ayutthaya, Thailand. 26 dec 1999

The Cooling System


A derelict part of the Great Wall near Badaling, China. 11 nov 2005

The Cooling System


A cooling system at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany. 24 mar 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Eyes Have it


Filling up 200 jars with cows' eyes and formaldehyde for an installation in "Dante's Inferno" at Fort Asperen, Netherlands. 16 jun 1999
It does not matter what is said and done
The eyes have it.

He's Dead, He's Dead Allright


A mash-up of my face with that of Lee Harvey Oswald, minutes before he dies. Photo by AMVK in Antwerpen, Belgium. 06 jan 2004
On 19 aug 2006 Belgian newspaper 'De Morgen' printed this photo next to an article. They photoshopped the cut on my head away.

It's Just Blood, Blood on the Floor


An installation by Hermann Nitsch at Galerie Kunst & Handel in Graz, Austria. 05 jul 2003
I've got to tell you.

He's Dead, He's Dead Allright


A crumpled newspaper article about the shooting of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the reconstructed studio of artist Francis Bacon at The Huge Lane Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. 26 jan 2003

Die Kleinen und die Bösen


A magician performing a disappearance trick at the AIR lockman's house in Antwerpen, Belgium. 20 nov 2004

It's a Flat Flat Planet


3 covers of a chimney smoke-channel at the AIR lockman's house in Antwerpen, Belgium. 26 aug 2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Out in the Real World


Corn drying on the side of the road in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China. 16 oct 2005
I used this picture for my cd DDV - Live in China.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Out in the Real World


A deserted playground on the beach in Vladivostok, Russia. 02 may 2005

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It's My Party


A publicity sign in some subway station in Paris, France. 20 sep 2003
On my 44th birthday I went for dinner all alone to the Petit Fer à Cheval in 30, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris. I ordered a Steak Tartare (raw meat) with french fries and a Choco Mousse for desert. Finished off with one or maybe two Cointreau's at the bar and left. Strolled down the streets in the district and ended up in the Pont Marie subway station on the way home. Maybe that's where they had this sign up for I don't know what.
I swore I would never be 45, a vow I more or less already made when I was a little boy, but never managed to fulfill since....

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Out in the Real World


The library of the Far Eastern University in Vladivostok, Russia. 18 apr 2005

It's a Flat Flat Planet


Paint smears on a wall in Auckland, New Zealand. 01 sep 1999

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Dog-Eyes


A dog in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. 18 jan 1999

What You See Is What You Get


A meat market in Vladivostok, Russia. 20 apr 2005

What You See Is What You Get


A market stall outside my residence at the Empire Hotel in Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 26 jul 2003
On offer are beef tongue and a wide variety of entrails.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Hope for Happiness


A lonely dinner of Couscous Royale in Paris, France. 19 sep 2003

Friday, September 15, 2006

Hope for Happiness


The keeper at Art Farm cutting through one of six metal poles to make them shorter, Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China. 04 nov 2005

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hope for Happiness


A fine evening mail at John's house in Vladivostok, Russia. 22 apr 2005

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Am I not Farang?


A busdriver in Bangkok, Thailand. 14 dec 1999
From oct 1988 till may 1989 I worked as a busdriver in Antwerp. One day artist Bernd Lohaus stepped onto the bus, going to Hoevenen/Stabroek. He was completely flabbergasted to see me in the driver's seat and afterwards told me he thought it was a performance piece.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sakthi Kodu Vel Ayya


Devotees on the way to Thaipoosam at the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 05 feb 2004
The benefits that a devotee gains from offering a kavadi to the Lord are a million fold greater than the little bit of pain that the devotee inflicts upon himself.

The World is Very Different Now


Sign in a hairdresser shop on Serangoon Road, Singapore. 04 aug 2003

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Suicide Disease


A wound that looks like a bullethole in my heart. 04 sep 2002
When dreams of a lifetime
must come to an end
That's when your heartaches begin

Dog-Eyes


A dog in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. 20 aug 1999

Sun Arise


Morning sun in our street in Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium. 13 oct 2001
Sun Arise come every mornin'
Bringin' back the warmth to the ground.
Sun Arise fillin' up the hollow
Bringin' back the warmth to the ground.
She drive away your darkness everyday
Bringin' back the warmth to the ground.

Flower King of Flies


A fallen flower on the pavement in Auckland, New Zealand. 24 aug 1999

Dog-Eyes


A dog in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 08 jan 1999

Die Kleinen und die Bösen


Electricity feed on the excavation warf under Central Station, Antwerp, Belgium. 11 sep 2001
This is a repost of 12 aug 2006 for the sake of history.
La police de Coral Spring a également publié un avis de recherche du FBI conçernant deux véhicules, une Pontiac rouge deux portes de 1989, immatriculée D79-DDV.
Le journal rapporte que le registre des permis de conduire de l'Etat de Floride a révélé que le véhicule était enregistré au domicile de Voss.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The King of Yang Zhen


The main street of the village where I spent 3 months, Yang Zhen, Shun-Yi, China. 23 nov 2005
I used this photo on the disc of my cd-release "DDV - Live in China". The colours were an inspiration for an installation at Factor 44 on 11 feb 2006.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Am I not Farang?


The head of the gold plated Reclining Buddha at Wat Phra Chetuphon aka Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand. 19 aug 1999
This statue of the Reclining Buddha is 46m long and 15m high.

Am I not Farang?


A huge statue of a Reclining Buddha in Wat Lokaya Sutha, Ayutthaya, Thailand. 26 dec 1999
The reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni Buddha (the historical Buddha) at his death. It is said that the Buddha knew death was approaching, and asked his disciples to prepare a couch for him in a grove. He lay there, reclining on his right side, facing west, with his head supported by his hand, as he passed into nirvana.

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Suicide Disease


Night ride after my performance on HardRock Radio in Jakarta, Indonesia. 15 aug 2003
It's a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia, or TN. It used to be called "Tic Douloureux". It's a disorder of the trigeminal nerve, responsible for sensations between the jaw and the forehead, and it causes sudden, intense facial pain.
Some say it's the worst pain known to man. In fact, the disease has an awful nickname: "the Suicide Disease."
There is no cure for Trigeminal Neuralgia, but it can be treated with anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin, or gabapentin (Neurontin).

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Das Lied von Einsamen Mädchen


An old women descending the road of a slum suburb of Vladivostok, Russia. 02 may 2005

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Das Lied von Einsamen Mädchen


The grave of Nico in the midst of dem Grünewald, Berlin, Germany. 28 jul 2006
Sein Körper bewegt sich nicht
Im Traume sich endlich sein Zwingen vergißt

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Sept Heures le Matin


The Red Square at se7en in the morning, Moscow, Russia. 15 apr 2005

Wound Care Products


A wound in my foot. 30 nov 2003

Monday, September 04, 2006

Wound Care Products


The side of a truck in Little India off Serangoon Road, Singapore. 01 aug 2003

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Out in the Real World


A man sleeping outside the shop of a gas station on Christmas Eve in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 24 dec 1999

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Gut Feeling


A female body on display at the Museum of Natural History in Beijing, China. 14 nov 2005

Gut Feeling


The head of a mummy in the Natural History Museum of Shanghai, China. 11 oct 2005
And as I kiss the shiny leather
I've got no clothes on