|I entered the Waterloostraat, because it was
the narrowest street and I had never gone through
|It was a nice weird street with a few
old-time shops like this plumber.
|I saw a nice window of a deserted
living room and a big trash heap. Im
book on urban scavenging right now so I
inspected the heap.
|I was not alone, another scavenger was also
very interested. Secretly I took a quick snapshot
of him. There was not much that I could use, but
I was very interested in the video tapes that had
been thrown out. Most of it was Star Trek copied
from television. I took one video labelled Jasper,
hoping that those were the familys baby
videos, but the tape only held more Star Trek.
|I took another tape labelled Guilty
landscape / Armando and It thunders.
I assumed that this would contain work by the
Dutch artist Armando who sees some trees and
landscapes as guilty, because theyve
seen evil, but remain silent. But the tape only
contains silent and very slow shots of dune
|If I had a bigger house I would have taken
this headless Donald Duck phone with me. An eerie
object, that would surely haunt me at night.
Notice the clam shell with the big eyes.
|A few minutes later I found a whole block of
deserted buildings. They are being renovated, the
authentic facades will stay, but the innards will
be completely rebuilt. A very interesting and
unexpected spot, with the ruin-walls and
ping-pong tables. I hope these will survive the