Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Knikkende Kunst in Goedele Magazine – Belgium


Yesterday a pleasant little family from Belgium sent me pictures of their knees for Knees Are Weird. Along with the adorable little pictures their kind letter also informed me that they found out about it through Belgian magazine Geodele.

http://www.ianaleksanderadams.com/large/geodele/Goedele.jpg

A review at Flanders Today of the first issue describes it as such:

Goedele Liekens, the glamorous former Miss Belgium and current sex educator and Goodwill Ambassador, is making her intentions loud and clear. She’s reclaiming a word to put its power where it belongs – with women. This is a magazine for real women, she is saying, that is not afraid to talk frankly about sex.

It goes on to say a few interesting things about what the publication does well and not so well, but I’m sure you’d like to see the blurb itself – you may be wondering where my knees project fits into what seems to be a somewhat sex oriented women’s health magazine. I guess they liked the story of someone finding knees taboo. I managed to screengrab the spread from this online preview.

http://www.ianaleksanderadams.com/large/geodele/GoedeleKnees.jpg

XXX-benen, huh? My dutch isn’t exactly up to date. I’m hoping to find a higher res version that one of you out there might be able to translate. It bears some resemblance to this blog post I found while searching around (translated from dutch through google). It’s possible they stole much of the text and the image directly from my site. I might be upset, but it’s hard to be in this circumstance. I love belgians!

Edit: Here we go! That was quick. The same belgian family – Mieke and Fritz and their daughter Giana – emailed me a scan that I resized down for this post. Should be readable. Uitstekend!

http://www.ianaleksanderadams.com/large/geodele/GoedeleKnees2.jpg

I think I got the gist of it. Anyone want to venture on another translation?

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 11:53 pm  

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