Thursday, July 05, 2007

I Wish I Could Die

An abandoned shack next to the railway track in Mirwart, Belgium. 29 sep 2002
I have been doing this blog for exactly on year, and this is my 555th post on "The Eyes Have it". It will be my last.

I continue posting at "When I Was Buying You a Drink Where Were You ?", and perhaps something new will appear sometime, somewhere....
To a faithful audience, farewell!

It does not matter what is said and done
The eyes have it.
The mind's legislative faculty
Is unconcerned with appearances and words
Nothing is over and done with.
Not even your malice.
Especially your malice.
So do not apologize to me.

I have walked stooped beneath your heart,
That cold-blooded crown
That holds the glinting jewel
Of contradiction in your eyes.

I think that I shall gouge them
from your skull
And crush them in my fist

--Give you a dog to see with
Give you eyes that pant and salivate,
Eyes that creep on all fours--
Eyes that cringe at the sound of my voice;
   Lie to me then.

Tell me life is good to you
--When all your memories are distilled
Into the transformed image, the Idea
Of a mechanical hand reaching
To dig out your eyes.
   Lie to me then.
   Lie to me then, Dog-eyes.
   Lie to me then.

Jack Henry Abbott, In the Belly of the Beast.

Lunar Bender

My favourite foodstall is hauled away for major streetcleaning at the busstop in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 12 jan 2000

It's a Flat Flat Planet

The side of a building in Auckland, New Zealand. 24 aug 1999

Am I not Farang?

A Buddha statue in a temple in Singapore. 30 jul 2003

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I'm Beginning to See the Light

The basement venue of the NoiShanghai event in Shanghai, China. 08 oct 2005

I Don't See Anything that I Want

The Devil looking from between two bottles of wine at a DAAD-meeting with thee und kuchen at Ballhaus Mitte in Berlin, Germany. 27 sep 2006
Maybe love's a tomb where you dance at night
Maybe sanctuary is an electric light
I get so tired it's like I'm another man,
and everything I see seems so underhanded

I Don't See Anything that I Want

My shadow on the wall in Borgerhout, Belgium. 07 feb 2007
Maybe you see further than I can see,
or maybe things just look differently
Maybe I'm nothing but a shadow on the wall

Experience of Defeat

A streetcar broken down in the streets of Vladivostok, Russia. 19 apr 2005

Experience of Defeat

A torn off piece of cliff on Normandy Beach in France. 10 aug 2004

Am I not Farang?

A farewell rooftop dinner before I left to Hong Kong on a cheap SARS flight at our house in Borgerhout, Belgium. 08 jul 2003
The disease spread in Hong Kong from a mainland doctor on the 9th floor of the Metropole Hotel in Kowloon Peninsula, infecting 16 of the hotel visitors.
Initial symptoms are flu-like and may include: fever, myalgia, lethargy, gastrointestinal symptoms, cough, sore throat and other non-specific symptoms.
Mortality by age group as of 8 May 2003 is below 1% for people aged 24 or younger, 6% for those 25 to 44, 15% in those 45 to 64 and more than 50% for those over 65.


A dog in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. 01 feb 1999

Experience of Defeat

A run down bicycle at a small townsquare in Borgerhout, Belgium. 08 apr 2007

Jack from Denmark

A lecture by film buff Jack Stevenson at the filmmuseum in Antwerpen, Belgium. 21 sep 2001

Out in the Real World

Onlookers at the bombed Merriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. 17 aug 2003

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Die Kleinen und die Bösen

A one-legged dwarf ghost in the Department of the Earth Gods in Dongyue Miao temple in Beijing, China. 04 oct 2005


A publicity sign outside a kebab restaurant in Berlin, Germany. 03 jan 2007
Deutschland, Deutschland, Alles ist Vorbei.

Am I not Farang?

A lizard on the wall of my studio at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. 06 jan 2000

Friday, June 29, 2007

Blood on the Floor

When I was buying you a drink where were you in a bar in Berlin, Germany. 02 jul 2006
Do you see me?

It's a Flat Flat Planet

Flying somewhere above the South China Sea from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong. 22 aug 2003

It's a Flat Flat Planet

The roof of an old barn in Prerow, Germany. 31 jul 2006

10 Minutes Before the Worm

Worms feeding on some pieces of cucumber in Butterfly Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 17 jul 2003

Out in the Real World

A tree struck by lightning at Rivierenhof, Antwerpen, Belgium. 15 oct 2006

Die Kleinen und die Bösen

A pig at the Tunnel Warfare Museum of Jiaozhuanghu, China. 23 oct 2005


A dog in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. 14 jan 1999

Higher, Higher

Mauro and AMVK in the mountains near Sierre, Switzerland. 21 mar 2005

No More No More No More

The Indian Priest's preparations for Pinckers' Monsoon Wedding in Hooper Road, Singapore. 09 aug 2003
Frank & Namrata divorced earlier this year.

Out in the Real World

The house where Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels, Belgium. 30 aug 2002
Actress Audrey Hepburn originally Audrey Kathleen Ruston, died of appendiceal cancer at the age of 63 in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland on 20 january 1993.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


A homeless person outside Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. 11 jan 2000


A visitor on the opening of an exhibition at the Arenberg University Library next to AMVK's piece in Leuven, Belgium. 09 oct 2004
The sky is still blue
The clouds come and go
Yet something is different
Are we falling....?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Out in the Real World

A windtunnel at the Humboldt University, Adlershof, Berlin, Germany. 03 may 2007
The site of both the oldest airfield in Germany (1909) as well as the studios for the filming of "Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse" (1932).

It's My Party

A team of competitors in a messy mud game in Jakarta, Indonesia. 18 aug 2003

Through the Night Softly

A shrine for Jesus who died for somebody's sins but not mine in Porto, Portugal. 27 oct 2006

Through the Night Softly

The night over the outskirts of the city as seen from my room at Silpakorn University's Administrative building in Bangkok, Thailand. 31 jan 1999

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Deep in Your Nature

Work by emerging young artists at ARKA Gallery in Vladivostok, Russia. 19 apr 2005

Deep in Your Nature

Spontaneous Human Dancing in an installation by AMVK and Mauro Pawlowski at W139 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 23 oct 2004
The lack in yourself is your nature

Someone is Calling

A roadside temple in the root of a tree in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 21 jul 2003
Never No Reason

Looking for Bodies

The countryside in Chiang May, Thailand. 21 jan 1999
It's wet and I'm losing my body heat
The cassette played poptones

Friday, June 22, 2007

Swan Lake

A swan on Lac Léman in Lausanne, Switzerland. 21 jun 2007
Saw it in her eyes
Choking on a bed
Flowers rotting dead
seen it in her eyes
Ending in a day
Silence was a way
Seeing in your eyes
Seeing in your eyes
Seeing in your eyes
I'm seeing through my eyes
Words cannot express
Words cannot express

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007


An old crane in a small dock in Merksem, Antwerpen, Belgium. 03 mar 2007

It Takes Two to Tango

Two seats in an abandoned castle near Antwerpen, Belgium. 08 mar 2005

Saturday, June 16, 2007

I'm So Lonesome I Could Die

The moon in Bangkok, Thailand. 13 dec 1999

I Feel Bad

A corner piece left behind in Martin Maloney's studio after he died there, in Antwerpen, Belgium. 20 nov 2003

Je Est un Autre

The doorbell of Guy Schraenen on Boulevard Saint Michel, Paris, France. 18 may 2002

Out in the Real World

The sealed off letterbox of a house in Zone City, Antwerpen, Belgium. 13 sep 2001