Guilty Landscapes Episode IV on show at IMPAKT

Ten years ago, Dries had a disturbing encounter with a sex worker on the beach of Sri Lanka. While Dries was doing research on the effects of the Tsunami, the boy persisted in offering his body. When Dries told him that perhaps he needed to protect his young body from the lusts of Western men, the boy replied, “You patronising Westerner want to tell me what is good for me. I don’t have a problem, you have a problem.” Dries chewed on that answer for a while and then made the fourth Episode of Guilty Landscapes.

Media festival Impakt in Utrecht (NL) is now showing the video installation as part of the exhibition “Modern Love”, for more info please visit the festival’s website

Dries will also be participating in a panel discussion about internet language and love, “The Language of Love (on the internet)” together with Linda Duits, Kelli van der Waals and Lilian Stolk. The panel will take place on 5 November at Het Huis Utrecht and will start at 3 pm. Buy your tickets here!

The picture accompanying this article was taken by Ohm Phanphiroj