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


A dog in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. 13 jan 1999

Monday, November 13, 2006

Am I not Farang?

The host of Radio HardRock in Jakarta, Indonesia. 15 aug 2003
Radio HardRock did a live DDV-special for one hour. I was interviewed, played some music and performed 2 tracks live in the studio, a stunning version of 'I am Perverse'. A dedicated fan sat on the couch looking all hour long.

It's a Flat Flat Planet

Detail of a wooden floor at Casa de Serralves in Porto, Portugal. 28 oct 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Order Something Local

A dish of duck tongues in a restaurant nearby the Governmental Quarantaine Office in Beijing, China. 22 nov 2005
A flock of ducks in the sky will never look the same....

Order Something Spicy

Dinner at or about three in the morning in a restaurant near Ruangrupa in Jakarta, Indonesia. 16 aug 2003

Monday, November 06, 2006

Dead but not Forgotten

The grave of Dora Niemandt in the Grunewald Friedhof in Berlin, Germany. 28 jul 2006

It's a Flat Flat Planet

Paint smears on the side of Pinckers' pickup truck in Singapore. 07 sep 1999
Baby, baby, baby, baby, he's blazing away!
Like the star, star, stars in the universe, yeah.
Baby, baby, baby, he's looking so cute, yeah!
Riding around in a blue jumpsuit, yeah.

Where Will it End? Where Will it End?

A murky stairway, I don't remember where in Antwerpen or Gent, Belgium. 07 may 1999

Saturday, November 04, 2006

It's a Flat Flat Planet

The wall of a bedroom in an abandoned castle near Antwerpen, Belgium. 08 mar 2005
And this is the room where he took the razor
And cut his wrists that strange and fateful night
And I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling.
And I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling.

Il Corpo come Scenografia

Bum Collar at Casa de Serralves in Porto, Portugal. 28 oct 2006
I'm a bum
I'm a bum
sit around all day
and I get nothin' done
I'm a bum
I'm a bum
that's right
I'm a bum
The boob tube replaced the dog
as man's best friend
doesn't shit on the floor

Superficial Punctate Keratopathy

A walk in Rivierenhof in Antwerpen, Belgium. 27 jan 2002

Friday, November 03, 2006

Restaurateur Kills Two Police Officers

A tiny installation for the Alter Ego exhibition on an abandoned Land Rover in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 18 jan 1999
Chiang Rai - A restaurant proprietor who resented the attention customers paid his wife shot dead two police officers and injured another at his establishment early yesterday.
Pol Sgt Direk Singla, who was attached to Chiang Rai police headquarters, and Pvt Sirichai Chaiprasert died on the spot at Krua Khun Ang Restaurant in Tambon Huaysak of Muang District.
Chanraem Khongmuang, 31, a technician with the Chiang Rai highways office, was shot in the head and seriously injured.
The restaurateur's wife Sirinya Kaewchoophan, told police her husband Boonyong, 46, opened fire on the three customers at about 2.30 a.m. and then fled in his Land Rover with his pistol.

Gut Feeling

A scene at the slaughterhouse in Yang Zhen, China. 12 nov 2005
I've got to tell you
It's that blood, blood on the floor

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sakthi Kodu Vel Ayya

The gorgeous first aid squad at Thaipoosam in the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 05 feb 2004

It's a Flat Flat Planet

Excavation works under Central Station in Antwerpen, Belgium. 23 aug 2001

I am Happy when You are Happy

Getting ready for the Job in a basement in Antwerpen, Belgium. 10 jan 2006

Out in the Real World

A man with a dressed up dog outside Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. 03 feb 1999