Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mediamatic - R.I.P. exhibition

A photographer went to Harlem, NYC, and photographed the dead people in their coffins. Yesterday was the opening of this exhibition in Medimatic in Vijzelstraat!


- Death people in their coffins -


- Mediamatic was founded by Willem Velthoven (man with the microphone and Jans Possel (lady in white with photo-camera)) -


- You could also go to Heaven with the roller stairs. Once in 'Heaven', there was a small exhibition of coffins made in Ghana, Africa -


- Nike shoe coffin! -




- Oh my GOD. It's Mudboy and he creates the most dreamy music I've ever heard. If you're either drunk or 'high on crack', I think he can put you in a trance with his music and kidnap you to his hometown Portland, Rhode Island.-


- Party 'till 1am. -

More pics will be uploaded to my personal website

17 comments:

diane said...

Wow, this post is really original and a tad morbid. The Nike coffin is my favorite, with Coke coffin runner up (go to KillerCoke.org).
Doesn't Mudboy look like the light is coming from his eyes?

Rita said...

Of all things to photograph in Harlem, he goes ahead and chooses dead people in their coffins. Creeeeeppppyyyy!!!

The exhibit sounds really interesting, though!

Dominica said...

What kind of coffin would you take ?
A customized one ?
Like to know....
The pictures of the dead people was something they used to do in the beginning of the 20th century...to keep the memory alive ...
Now, it's just a bit creepy to us...I guess you just wanna remember your loved ones as they were...

Nice blog-post Daniel, enjoyed reading it !

bec said...

yes!! im sorry ive been away. but in the next week im hopefully buying a Canon 450D and there will be loads of photos from sthlm fashion week! be prepared!
Your posts are still javlar bra, keep it up! :)
Becs

Anonymous said...

Wow this post is as talentless as you dear blogger.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Jammer dat ik dit heb gemist. :)

Jack Daniel said...

Thanks for all the comments! :)

Personally, I don't know yet what kind of coffin I'd choose...

Emily said...

I'm just going to pretend those people are sleeping.. yikes. I thought watching a whole season of Six Feet Under will get me used to seeing 'dead' people, i guess not. I had to scroll down really fast!

Jasmina said...

they don´t look dead at all :ooo crazy, love it

Ausrine said...

ha this idea is definitely something different. interesting though.
-A

produit frais said...

That's great. I studied Nordic Languages there and also hope to go back in September for a half a year internship :)

♥ fashion chalet said...

Heyyy. haha won't my Mom have a field day reading your comment :] thanks! In answer to you're question, I'm 26 and my brother's 18. I don't have anything recent of us together. Maybe later on for the blog? Anyhow, thanks again for the sweet comment, Daniel. xxxxx

clairegrenade said...

the colors in these photos are great!!

awesome blog,awesome shots

curiositist said...

was scared))
Ha,but photos are interesting.

I wanna be your blog said...

Nice pics! I love ur blog.

A.

I wanna be your blog said...

Omelette au fromage, I know you can't understand all my words on my blog. But don't forget, you've got all the pictures!

I think I should start to write in EnglisH...

We'll see!

coco said...

That exhibition sounds creepy but interesting at the same time.