Dirk Vekemans
Since 2005
Works in Kessel-Lo Belgium

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BIO
born in 1962 in Lier, Belgium.
studied filology at Louvain, Belgium.

worked a lot in bars and restaurants before i became obsessivly addicted to producing stuff on computers.

i once won a design contest of cgi-magazine and they let me go to New York for four days, that was nice.

i think in terms of writing mostly (or programming, but those are very similar processes for me)

painting is a very different process and i'm very bad at it but i do it anyway because i like the differences it produces and i like the freshness of amateurism, i guess.

what i produce new media-wise is also very much influenced by my daily practice of webdesign and programming with its concerns of usability and the pragmatic approach it implies.

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EVENT

Path of the Weeping Night -Plateau 13


Dates:
Mon May 05, 2008 00:00 - Mon May 05, 2008

Location:
Belgium

New video release
Plateau 13 of "The Path of the Weeping Night

Web-version : http://www.vilt.net/nkdee/data/downloads/chlebnikov/vlak_13_web.html (25 mb)
Gallery version:
http://www.vilt.net/nkdee/data/downloads/chlebnikov/dirkvekemans.zip (50mb)

Note: Both the web-version and the gallery version are looped and start with a 20 second black nothing


About Plateau 13 of The Path of the Weeping Night


"This is a performance of the existing code for plateau 13 of The Path of the Weeping Night

The Path of the Weeping Night is the ‘score’/ ‘source code’ written by dirk vekemans for the performance of his re-write of Velemir Khlebnikov's Zangezi totalling 20 such planes or plateau's one for each part of the Russiian original. Not unlike dv's New Cathedral of Erotic Misery (see http://www.vilt.net/nkdee - an update of Schwitters original Kathedrale des erotischen Elends), the Path is faithfull to the original work only in spirit.

The code is to be used freely for non-commercial purposes. In fact everyone involved in this International Celebration of Russia's foremost Modernist Poet would very much like to see some more 'performances' of existing code along the Path. Authors and performers are advised to go about this in a very free way, in fact throwing away the existing code might in some cases be a better way than trying to make something of it. Heck it’s in Dutch anyway.

There's consistent rumours of a Great International Khlebnikov Carnaval to be held from august 11 to 17 , 2008 in Kessel-Lo, near Louvain in Belgium, so it might be a good idea to start thinking about your contribution right now.

Source code (in Dutch) for the Path is made available through http://khlebnikov.wordpress.com

In any case Dirk refuses responsibility for any damage to performing players or machines."

This Plateau premiered at the *ZAOEM festival of Present Day Poetry in Gent earlier this april: http://www.krikri.be/zaoem

Performers

Text: dirk vekemans (www.vilt.net)
Recitation and singing: dirk vekemans en Ilse Derden
direction: dirk vekemans en Arnout Camerlinckx

Ilse Derden en Arnout Camerlinckx and their assorted friends together form the art-collective Grapes of Art, see http://www.grapesofart.org

Web-version : http://www.vilt.net/nkdee/data/downloads/chlebnikov/vlak_13_web.html
Gallery version: http://www.vilt.net/nkdee/data/downloads/chlebnikov/dirkvekemans.zip (50mb!)


DISCUSSION

islandverse impresa


Further
graphite sediments / residual impresa
(scanned pencil drawings) from a reading
of Audacia Dangereyes' islandverse
will from now on be made available from

http://islandverse.blogspot.com/

--
dv

http://www.vilt.net
http://vilt.skynetblogs
http://nkdee.blogspot.com

DISCUSSION

FW: [POETRY KESSEL-LO POEZIE] Re: News


POETRY KESSEL-LO POEZIE

http://poetrykessello.blogspot.com

From: dv [mailto:dv@vilt.net]
Sent: zondag 7 oktober 2007 11:25
To: dv@vilt.net
Subject: [POETRY KESSEL-LO POEZIE] Re: News

great i'm great thank you

Yes i will change your link

hey, we just started a new community blog
it's a local-internet-tional thing
not a group really
more of an open channel for code-related work
(anything that blogger will publish)

POETRY KESSEL-LO POEZIE
http://poetrykessello.blogspot.com

so

please send contributions to vilt.kessello@blogger.com
please urge your friends to send code to vilt.kessello@blogger.com
please forward anything you sent to dv@vilt.net, so i know about it

(ir)regularly the code that is sent to us will be washed
dirty links will be removed
obvious typo's & duplicate font tags straigthened out
any mention of the word a - r - t
and your code will be removed immediately

so
we will clean your mess
& throw away anything that is not washable ( sorry)

please send this message to as many friends as possible

merci
& je vous aime, naturellement

greetings,
dv @ Neue Kathedrale des erotischen Elends
http://www.vilt.net/nkdee

----- Original Message ----
From: tamara lai <tamara.lai@skynet.be>
To: dv@vilt.net
Sent: Sunday, 7 October, 2007 10:44:57 AM
Subject: News

Hi Dirk,

Wie gehts ?

Just 1 thing :

Could you please change the URL of my portal please, here's the right one:

<http://tell-a-mouse.be> http://tell-a-mouse.be

Thanks in advance

Take care

Tamara

_____

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--
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10/07/2007 02:25:00 AM

DISCUSSION

Re: RHIZOME_RAW: re: our play was invented by nature


Likewise play within the growth has no levels.
Code running within running code levels out to code (running).

Valorizing any plane of consistency within there (assuming it has
established itself as an 'in') as 'art' or any other economic category
takes energy.
A whole lot of energy. The model is exemplified by SL.

The ratio is the amount of money (the people, the play, the horror) spent to
generate one dollar for Mr. Lynden. In information science this can be
calculated (Shannon).

Within growth there is time for play, but time is part of growth.

The dichotomy human-machine is a human one.
The dichotomy machine-nature is a human one.
The dichotomy human-nature is a human one.

Within growth there is time for play (excess of the Real). There is no need
to focus on the lack (a fiction applied within the Real).

But (any) growth is fragile.
And time is running out.

-dv
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-list@rhizome.org [mailto:owner-list@rhizome.org] On Behalf Of
Jim Andrews
Sent: maandag 1 oktober 2007 7:45
To: list@rhizome.org
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: re: our play was invented by nature

play--our play--was invented by nature. to strengthen and train the body. to
learn survival skills. to learn the social order. to learn or play by the
rules of the game not always the hard way.

cheating is an advanced form of play.

a sense of justice is yet more advanced. it does not arise simply from play,
in the way cheating does, but from awareness of the larger contexts of the
play, the drama, and a multi-perspectival approach to fairness, or fair
play.

many animals play, for the above sorts of reasons. play works. play is
reinforced. play survives.

--------------------

no. it wasn't invented by nature. it was invented by anyone or anything. it
evolved.

when you exercise, you find what feels good. what has the feel your body
needs. like when you stretch, when you're tired. your body needs that. your
body wants that. the body needs movement in those ways. play evolves like
that, as though out of the needs of growth and maintenance of the body, of
what you were made to do. but even that suggests a designer.

put on to do list: understand the emergent. understand the emergent without
designer.

ja
http://vispo.com

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DISCUSSION

Re: RHIZOME_RAW: our play was invented by nature


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-list@rhizome.org [mailto:owner-list@rhizome.org] On Behalf Of
Jim Andrews
Sent: zondag 30 september 2007 12:31
To: list@rhizome.org
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: our play was invented by nature

play--our play--was invented by nature. to strengthen and train the body. to
learn survival skills. to learn the social order. to learn or play by the
rules of the game not always the hard way.

cheating is an advanced form of play.

a sense of justice is yet more advanced. it does not arise simply from play,
in the way cheating does, but from awareness of the larger contexts of the
play, the drama, and a multi-perspectival approach to fairness, or fair
play.

many animals play, for the above sorts of reasons. play works. play is
reinforced. play survives.

ja
http://vispo.com
[dv:---]

Invented would assume intelligence within nature which has a few nasty rings
to my ear but otherwise I do like the sound of this Jim, having it uncut I
mean instead of wrapped in a rather pointless opposition of humanly crafted
against the supposedly uncorrupt nature, a pastoral illusion for all I know

Besides the cheating part resonates fairly well with a text I just wrote,
here at

http://nkdee.blogspot.com/2007/09/mock-up-and-cheating-at-writing.html

Intended more for a strictly literary oriented audience perhaps, this is a
test-run for a kind of rhetoric that would be more suitable to our present
condition than the waving of terms like modernism or avant-garde or even
cult, alternative what-have-you, things that surprisingly enough are still
widely used, even and especially among the literary gifted who should know
better by now, one would think.

It still surprises me everyday how little the established world of
literature cares about the radically changes aspects of writing, and if they
do start to care they revert to these silly ideas about avant-gardism,
battle and victory of Truth over Darkness, which _finally_ debases every
reader into a thickheaded swallower or follower of the one and only Big
Guide to Salvation. On the other hand the tradition of well crafted
literature isn't something you'd want to altogether throw away, or even
tamper with more than was required, I mean who needs any normative rhetorics
anyway.

Still I believe some kind of adapted rhetorical play ought to be inited at
this point replacing the old answers to the need for clarity in the minds of
readers, common or uncommon. Without the need for progress to some Glorious
End we still need to _progress_, proceed I mean in an inspiring and joyous
manner, or we might just all end up in smelly muddy waters yelling I'm the
man to each other.

But then, to end on a more pessimistic note, perhaps it is still way too
difficult to read onscreen what is altogether much too easy to write away,
safe for further linking to a any nearly non-existent reader, or to the
uncaring Reader of All.
So that we're just running our head off into a future that is comfortably
writing itself. Anyway if our play was in any way invented for us (we could
also fool ourselves into believing just that as a required suspension of
disbelief), I'd say it's our turn to make a move just about ...

now. But then, isn't it always?

Dirk Vekemans
Belgium

www.vilt.net/nkdee
www.viltdigitalvision.com