Monday, January 28, 2008


The opening at the Service Garage went really well. There were like 2 or 3 articles about it in the local papers.
Amsterdam's 1st International Fashion Week is now over. I visited streetlab ( and met the new designers for Cross Colours. They seemed nice enough (they purchased the license and are revamping it). They gave me a whole outfit. I don't know how to feel. I smiled for the cameras on multiple occasions that night though.

there was a great party at the squat I live in (takar) and I was the self-appointed MC of the evening. those that staid till the wee hours saw a ragged performance involving me, a dutch members only events committee jacket, a shopping cart wrapped entirely with red/white striped caution tape, a light box that has only two bulbs, and the result of filling children's sand pails with concrete and release agent. I had a mix of headnodders, frenziers , and kids that i later danced to jungle/breakcore with.

peace to everyone who's sent emails or other messages...i really appreciate it.

until then keep my rhymes near your skin like it's fashion


Monday, January 21, 2008

rule number 1

don't take publicity away from yourself by redirecting elsewhere with no further context.

It's Amsterdam Fashion Week (a really seminal moment for this city)
and this was from the first party/showing of the week at Het Sieraad...a spot where though I arrived an hour and a half after the event started, and the line was wrapped around the building in pouring rain, I got in after only 20 minutes.
Dam style

Thursday, January 17, 2008

in case you didn't know

A project by VAV students from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie

24 promising, talented students of the VAV-department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie reflect on the topic of gentrification. Urban gentrification is a phenomenon in which low-cost, physically deteriorated neighborhoods undergo physical renovation and an increase in property values. Mostly the avant-garde of cultural bohemians and hipsters start off such a development, but after having done their work as “shock troops” of gentrification, they are often displaced themselves and forced to move on to the next area.What does it mean to exhibit in an abandoned industrial site with a group of young artists? Where do they position themselves on the scale in between white-cube-aesthetics and openings on which drinking beer seems to be more important than the exhibited artworks? The participants use the venue as a laboratory and place for communication and discourse about the role of visual arts in the process of urban renewal.Their question is: How can they benefit from these mechanisms themselves?

Pre-Presentation: 16.01.2008 20:00h
Opening and lectures: 24.01.2008
by Sandra Derks

panel discussion by Frank Ammerlaan, Gijs Frieling and Bernd Trasberger

By Jurriaan Benschop


open: 25.01 – 03.02 Wednesday – Sunday 13:00h – 18:00h

I'm afraid I'm going to be broke.
This is an exquisite corpse-type project I'm somewhat fond of :

also...there's this:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

This just in

I'm living in a very nice squat near school for the next two weeks thanks to maielin,charlotte, and silvia. roonak, justin, and lot have been super-kind as well and I appreciate it. Also Mirjia!
Today I bought a 20 Euro bike lock and plan on getting a bike from a junkie. I moved from the mezzo-crazy hostel I stayed in for about a week. Things are going pretty well, I'm pretty relaxed in generaal. Also, I'm going to be in an art show pretty soon the space is in the Service Garage and will be focused around Gentrification. Peace to all.

KKITES mixtape still available!
for 7,00 or 7.00 in which ever currency you use.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

We got that PMA

"Hello Kenny,

I'm sorry to tell you that we want a roommate who speaks dutch. When you have a busy life and you come home tired, you don't want to have to talk a foreign language in your own kitchen.
Good luck in finding a room!

Kind regards