On one of the few sunny days we’ve had in Tilburg, I was strolling around town a bit. Just to see what was going on. You know how it is. I passed a group of people and wondered what they were doing. Some guy I vaguely know came up to me and pointed out one of the persons in the group, with the camera he was holding. “Wow, Miel, look at that Milph.” I saw the woman and a shiver went down my spine. “Dude…that’s an elderly lady! You can’t be serious. A Milf?” He looked at me funny. Like he didn’t understand what I was saying. “Yes man, a Milph. And you know what? I’ll have her. Right here and now.” I’d heard enough and walked away. That guy was an accident waiting to happen.
Later that week, I read about Inside Out Tilburg. The project of French artist JR who uses the streets of planet Earth as his exhibition room. I don’t always get art. There have been times when I even thought it wasn’t real art if I understood what the artist meant or was telling me. You know what I mean? JR makes things very simple for people. He doesn’t even play an active role in his own artwork. He’s cool with a spot in the background. Everyone can be a photographer for him. Moms of the world will be portrayed and the results will be hung all over big cities. Cool! JR’s project is called Inside Out and Tilburg will have its own contribution. It will be displayed on building throughout town during Incubate 2012. The biggest piece of art in Tilburg. Ever.
Inside Out has to be one of the many examples of Incubate’s diversity. I can’t wait! For the music, of course. But also poetry and art that will be hard to grasp. No doubt. It should, because otherwise I might mistake it for something different from real art. I’m looking forward to see and hear Chris & Cosey. Music as art. I haven’t got a clue what they want to tell me with their music. That just makes it all the more interesting. You think you’ve heard something, just to find out weeks later that it was actually nothing like you thought it was. Chris & Cosey made me think of the guy with the camera I saw in the street. I thought the freak pointed out a 60-year-old Milf. While he was telling me how he was after a Milph. A ‘Mom I’d Like to Photograph’. Inside Out Tilburg during Incubate 2012. It has to be true art, because I didn’t get it at first…
- The Spying Glass is written by Miel Blok, and will serve as a magnifying glass on some of the trivial affairs of Incubate. If -in any case- you’d like to contact Miel you can via Twitter or check out his site hetschrijfblok.nl (Dutch)