Showing posts with label Belgium photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Belgium photography. Show all posts

Wim Delvoye





  Wim Delvoye, Belgian conceptual artist. His famous installation piece is called ‘Cloaca’*In zoological anatomy, a cloaca is the posterior opening that serves as the only such opening for the intestinal, urinary, and (usually) genital tracts of certain animal species.The machine produces feces.The food which was prepared by first class chef was mixed with water, and poured into jars filled with acids and enzyme liquids. The machine processes the food as exactly as human body does. So after digestion, just like us, the machine produces shits. So it does smell.So far 13 museums have shown the smelly pieces. What happened to those poo? He sold them. You can have a look at his official site : http://www.cloaca.be/
It says all the feces were sold out. He even set up a company, designed the logo and hired a lawyer.



 









Marcel G.Lefrancq

As a big fan of surrealistic art, within the range of film, poetry and paintings, I just discovered a Belgian master of surrealistic photography: Marcel Lefrancq.
During my visit at the museum of Photography in Charleroi, I discovered his work and was somewhat embarrased to admit that I've never heard of him before, since he's Belgian and born in Mons.

Willing to make up for this lack of knowledge of this artist I did some research and soon found out he was not only a self-educated photographer, a man with a big interest in archeology, and a strong opposer of German Fascists, but also one of the first leading figures of surrealism in Belgium.

He may not be as well known as René Magritte, but his photographs, and collages speak to me in pretty much the same way, although his photos have a slightly darker side to it then I'm used to with Magritte.