Saturday, 30 August 2008

Sometimes I think I can smell light

On Friday, I finally made it to the art exhibition "It's not only rock 'n roll baby!" at the Bozar in Brussels. It's an exhibition showing a variation of arts (paintings, drawings, installations, photography etc) by a quite extensive amount of musicians, for example the likes of The Kills, Chicks on Speed, Pete Doherty (the famous blood paintings) and many more.

I had been wanting to go there for already quite a long time and was pleased to hear Phara was glad to join me. The exhibition turned out to be really ample, so we've spent there quite some time. Some artists' work was a bit too pretentious for me to really like it, but I've also discovered a lot of beautiful and inventive work. A couple of exhibits I really liked were those by Riceboy Sleeps (project of Jonsi from Sigur Rós and his partner Alex Somers from Parachutes), Pete Doherty (I appreciate the fact that he put the focus on his drawings, not on the blood - that would've been too "let's make some shocking morbid paintings and show everybody what a freak I am". It did struck me that he has loads of blood, though), Bent Van Looy (Das Pop), Nick Zimmer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Fischerspooner (at least they put up a party).

Of course we finished our Bozar trip by (searching and) visiting the shop. I bought a book about the exhibition and a The Kills button.

In a week or two there's the finissage to this exhibition - be there!

(you couldn't take pictures there, so I just made photographs from my book - excuse the quality)

Bianca from CocoRosie

Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty (I've bought a t-shirt with this print when I was at the Babyshambles gig in Brussels earlier this year)

Brian Eno's light trip ("just like MSD") - took a while before we got it

The Kills' polaroids

Miss Kittin - made me laugh a bit ("where is royksopp?")

Kembra Pfahler
Kembra Pfahler

Riceboy Sleeps
Riceboy Sleeps

Patti Smith

Bent Van Looy

Alan Vega

Nick Zimmer

the entire list of musicians who were part of the project

my Kills button

Paris day 4

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Paris day 3

Out and about in Brussels

Yesterday night was so weird but fun. I met up with my high school Latin teacher, who is about my dad's age but so young of spirit that all students always considered him as a friend instead of a teacher. A lot of us still frequently meet up with him, as I did yesterday.
After going to grab a bite in a nice pizza place in Brussels, we crossed about every bar in the bourse/St.Géry/Dansart area. We've been talking about everything, going from frustrated teachers over drunken nights to flirting styles. In the end, we ended up in a gay bar full of 40+ men, with me making a statement being the only girl in the bar.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008