Saturday, November 17, 2007

Die wonderbaarlijke reis van Binck Horst

Roaming through the bowels of an empty building - as part of a theater play: the group "Drang" playing a modern version of Dante's Divine Comedy

"If you have a lot of shit on your soles, you always walk on fertile ground...."

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

stairs (2)

Pernis, port of Rotterdam, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A new agricultural revolution...or: The benefit of green energy (1)....

Each farmer his own windmill..... on each mountain top.
Construction of a windmill 100 m high (without blades), Fichtelgebirge, Germany, 2007.
Leasing land to an energy company for constructing a windmill gives a much higher profit with less work

Scenic hunger for energy:
Similarly, the increasing cultivation of rape-seed serves to produce diesel fuel - with doubtful consequences for the CO2 balance (see National Geographic Magazine 10/2007). On the other hand, the decreased growth of other crops due to lack of space in Germany already leads to increased prices of milk products and beer

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Where is the green.....?

There is no green in "Neue Gruenstrasse", East Berlin

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

emergency exit (2)

brand-new: Hans Arp Museum, Rolandseck

l'homme, qui reve, est capable de faire danser les oeufs gros comme les maisons....

Damine Hirst sees the real creative act as being the conception, not the execution, and that, as the progenitor of the idea, he is therefore the artist:

Art goes on in your head," he says. "If you said something interesting, that might be a title for a work of art and I'd write it down. Art comes from everywhere. It's your response to your surroundings. There are on-going ideas I've been working out for years, like how to make a rainbow in a gallery. I've always got a massive list of titles, of ideas for shows, and of works without titles.[8]

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Times are changing....?

Sale of drugs in Fuessen, one of the most conservative parts of germany....?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Dead on arrival......

How many of us will survive....? (Monument for nature, Rotterdam Maasmond 2.9.2007)

Boat race live.....

Nieuwe Waterweg, Rotterdam 2.9.2007

Together alone (2)

Rotterdam Maasmond 2.9.2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

Buy a ticket.....

and don't forget to smile at the friendly machine.....
(Berlin, 2006)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sunny Sunday Afternoon....

or maybe dedicated followers of fashions......? Rotterdam, Maasmond 26.8.2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Less is more... Annals of the dead (1)

Who is Piet?
The only grave with a simple cross stands out on the graveyard of Egmond binnen - next to such heavy names as "van der Vloed-Goldschmieding" or "Veltkamp-Boersen" - and - asks for attention. Why did Piet only get a simple cross? Who was he? Nobody could tell us.....

Meanwhile globalisation has reached funerals. A friend just went to the cremation of his Buddhist master in Australia - flying from Europe for a stay of two days only. And the ashes will travel as well - to Vietnam, where the family of the deceased wants to get it strewn into a river.
And my friend will watch.... after another flight from Europe.

Good grief

Monday, August 20, 2007

No access

Dwarfs and lock gates, Ijmuiden.....

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The right direction......

Hoesch steelworks Westfalenhuette, Dortmund

Friday, August 17, 2007

The irreversible sadness.... (2)

of the existence of a cow.... which will sense fresh air only once in her live....on her way to the truck of the slaughter house

no fresh air, no fresh grass, shit around the mouth, no sex, but tits almost too big to walk.....

is it really irreversible???

Beach life

Scheveningen, 2007

Nice legs

Hansa Coking plant, Dortmund

Friday, July 20, 2007

The irreversible sadness of the human existence....

J.Dohan, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Stairs as a symbol of life.....

People moving up without an effort....

People trying to find their way....

People staying at the bottom.......

People trying hard to get up.....

People moving down......

Monday, July 16, 2007

Nice to be back.....

View from the airplane window - after three days of 40 degrees in the shade....
Shiphol airport, 16.7.2007

let's get out of here....

Airport Madrid Barajas, 13.7.2007

Monday, July 9, 2007

Out of order....

Den Haag Sculptuur 2007 - want to be part of it?

Moment for yourself. For a brief moment, emptiness, no direction, no place, no thoughts
A guarded calm in the lap of the man with the golden helmet

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Think or Work?

Flucht vor der Langeweile ist die Mutter der Kuenste (F. Nietzsche)
Rotterdam, Maashaven 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Creating desire.....

The contrast of the beauty of the human body to the ugliness it creates.....

Das Schoene ist nichts als des Schrecklichen Anfang, das wir gerade noch ertragen

Rainer Maria Rilke

"Beauty is a dramatic power" (Logo on a plastic shopping bag)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Our future - everything fake

Cows enjoy the gras cover of the parking structure of a shopping center - like a reminder how more and more nature is consumed and replaced by built up areas.
Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Investing in our future

A school is demolished and replaced by eight rich man's houses. The children in the school behind enjoy their lessons in containers. And later, the rich buyers of the houses probably will complain about the bad schools of their children....
The esteem for good education in Rijswijk, the Netherlands

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A workman's dream....

Advertisement, Hansa Coking plant, Dortmund, Germany

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Medieval delusion

The backside of the pre-reformation sculpture of the "ruler of the world" is eaten up by vermin. It is only one of the many hidden hints to medieval fraud. The church was finished in 1515, the city became protestant in 1525. Other pictures show Justitia behaving like a whore or noblemen stealing money. Apparently famous artists like Veit Stoss, Peter Visser and Adam Kraft responsible for the decoration of the church were influential enough to defy the orders of their customers. St.Sebald cathedral, Nuremberg, Germany

Color to make a difference

A blind wall is painted in bright colors to give some life to a concrete appartment building - and to admit that there is something wrong with the colour of the architecture behind....

Monday, June 4, 2007

Flowers in the wasteland

Some poppies reclaim a backyard of deserted houses, Den Haag Laakhaven

Painted flowers

Woman with a dog passing a former artist's store in a boarded up street, Den Haag Moerwijk

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Back to nature

The remainders of a hall of the former Henrichshuette steelworks being torn down to make space for a river-side park, Hattingen, 2006

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Music for the wasteland....

Die durch die technische Entwicklung ermoeglichte Allgegenwart der Musik. Sie dringt ueberall ein, in alle Beziehungen und Nischen. Sie ist Klangteppich, Atmosphaere, Milieu. Sie ist inzwischen zum Grundrauschen unserer Existenz geworden.

Ruediger Safranski

Does not want to notice the sadness of the outside world..... Arnhem, 2006

Found water.....

Now find a flower to give it to.... (Moerwijk, The Hague, 2006)