Incubate 2012 couldn’t have a more satisfying start. I rode my bike through town to get a festival bracelet and to take some pictures of whatever was already happening. I passed the library and two ladies pulled me over to have me vote Yes or No. Yes or No as an answer to the question if capitalism works for me. I pressed a button and like lighting bolts they came out. The vultures.
Conceptual artist Steve Lambert wants the people of Tilburg and visitors of Incubate to think about whether or not capitalism works for them. The timing is perfect, with Election Day in The Netherlands this Wednesday. I think it’s good to think about what life brings you, what you want out of life and what you want society to add to your life or vice versa. Election day brings out more than thoughts about how life in The Netherlands should be. It also brings out rotting flesh-picking birds disguised in suits.
Right after I pulled the left button, one of them stormed towards me with a pamphlet of DPK. A new Dutch political party. A bit of a shady one, if you ask me. But I’m not here to judge. I kindly gave the piece of paper back to the man who wanted me to have it. I told him that his kind of capitalism might be different than the one I’d like to see. About five minutes later I passed the ladies, the conceptual art and the two strange looking birds again. I asked the man-who’s-name-I-shouldn’t-mention and seemed to be in charge if I could take their picture. Remember: Wednesday will be Election Day. They eagerly said yes. All I could think was: thank you!
Vultures by the library. Here’s a shout out to farmers near Tilburg. WANTED: A SCARECROW.
- The Spying Glass is written by Miel Blok, and serves 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)