Brussels artists demonstrate against death

On 25 January ‘09 more than 100 dadaists, surrealists, sympathisers or people not having anything better to do participated in a demonstration against death organised by Laurent d’Ursel and buried it at the cemetery at Brussels-Laeken. At the grave the live performance is by soprano Hamida Tachfine “If God is for us” by Haendel. I represented the Belgian IUOMA branch (subgroup ‘German collagists in Exil’) and we had a jolly good time.

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Comment by Medwolf on January 30, 2009 at 5:18pm
hmmm I agree death is a part of life and umm my point was that no one really ever dies in reality they always leave some thing such as art that lives on as a part of them...and umm my point re David Zack was that we say he is dead but he really just went missing in Mexico or Texas or some where in between and we have no body to bury and no offering site to visit and I guess only other mail artists would care...hmm so I ment no disrespect to any who have lost some one...my point was they live yet throught the path they walked and the things they created in this life...my mother created a smile for me and it is still here and so she is also in my way of seeing the world...we are all of us artists who come with baskets filled with speacial gifts to share...those gifts are all different..just different not wrong..just as the colors of the rain bow are not wrong just different...keep smiling..it is way big medicine..Medwolf
Comment by Guido Vermeulen on January 28, 2009 at 5:16pm
Ha ha, great, d'Ursel will be quite upset because I was not there, too busy playing death with Colomba V! I can't wait that Laurent will be contacted by the state security police for my personal security clearance! I really loved also the participation of the Brussels' police in this artistic happening. Bernd, mail the pictures to Robert Varlez for his project "his death kills me". He will be over the moon...
Guido
Comment by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY on January 28, 2009 at 8:09am
Bernd, ich finde den Ausdruck "subgroup ‘German collagists in Exil'" herrlich
- und eure Aktion sehr eindruckscoll. Ich habe das Video bereits 5-6 mal gesehen.
Wie schon sagte, der tod ist das schwierigste Kapitel in unserem Leben und dann tragisch, wenn Menschen gehen, die noch nocht das Alter zum Sterben haben. Wenn kinder vor den Eltern sterben zum Beispiel.
Vielleicht ist aber Leben einfach ein Prozess oder Lernen alles zu erTRAGEN.
Comment by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY on January 28, 2009 at 8:02am
I aggre with you Reed,
death is an essencual part of our life- but the most difficult one.
Comment by Medwolf on January 27, 2009 at 6:49pm
aww but there is death and then there is that place between death and life ..and so I ask u is David Zack really?? or have we buried a living mail artist...great mail artists of the old mail art guard should have offering sites or shrines of sum sort where there spirit sleeps..dont u think ?? keep smiling...it is way big medicine..Medwolf
Comment by Jan-Willem Doornenbal on January 27, 2009 at 12:12pm
Did the people bury death himself? So he doesn't live anymore? Eternal life for everybody?
That's fenomenal news!

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