1990

The Family

Twenty four knife-wielding machines, each one is a metal structure with an electric motor attached to a swinging arm with a knife. On top of each machine is a shrine with a book embedded in it.
The books are all about The Manson Family: 'Helter Skelter, the True Story of the Manson Murders', 'The Family, the Whole Charles Manson Horror Show',....
The machines are connected to timers which make them stop and run at various times. The whole group makes a very intense grinding and crunching sound.


Metal, electric motors, knives, books, 120cm x 40cm x 70cm.
Collection of private collection.


Shown at:
  • Grensgebieden in Watertoren, Oost-Souburg, Netherlands, 1990.
  • Dante's Inferno in Fort Asperen, Asperen, Netherlands, 1999.
  • Vision in Motion - Motion in Vision in Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium, 2008.
  • Picnic at Hanssenspark in Cultuurcentrum, Brugge, Belgium, 2014.
  • The Collector in S&S Galerie, Borgerhout, Belgium, 2015.
  • Proof of Life in Weserburg, Bremen, Germany, 2017.
  • Künstlerräume in Weserburg, Bremen, Germany, 2017.
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