POSITION #3 - 7 May 2004 the.buggers@sea-urchin.net

On February 2nd, 2005 Dutch artist Kiki Lamers was convicted by the French Court of Appeal in Riom for having taken - while living in France - photographs of her naked child and those of friends which she kept in an extensive archive and used as material for her paintings. The judges ruled that by taking and staging some of the photographs Lamers had "corrupted minors under 15". Lamers claims to be innocent and expressed shock at learning that some of her photographs were considered erotic by the court.

Lamers' then husband, Dutch artist Louis Thijssen, was convicted by the same court after traces of a collection of child pornography had been discovered on his computer. Thijssen claims that he had downloaded these images from the internet by accident and then deleted them from the hard disk in disgust. The judges, however, claim that some of the images found on Thijssen's computer show similarities with poses by children on Lamers' photographs, and that the pornographic material on Thijssen's computer and some of Lamers' photographs bear evidence of the same sexual phantasies.

Without wanting to take a position in this affair (which, in view of the contents of Lamers' paintings, is probably a fuss about nothing), the absurd naivety of both the French court and the Dutch artists has led us to one conclusion:

Judges of the Court of Appeal of Riom, Ms Lamers, Mr Thijssen, we have always admired France for having bred fine corruptors of minors like Serge Gainsbourg and D.A.F. De Sade. It's obvious that little Charlotte and Justine have blown your minds too.

Lemon incest
A duet by Serge Gainsbourg & his then 13-year-old daughter Charlotte

Inceste de citron
Lemon incest
Je t'aime t'aime je t'aime plus que tout
Papapappa
Naïve comme une toile du Nierdoi Sseaurou
Tes baisers sont si doux
Inceste de citron
Lemon incest
Je t'aime t'aime je t'aime plus que tout
Papapappa

L'amour que nous n'f'rons jamais ensemble
Est le plus beau le plus violent
Le plus pur le plus enivrant
Exquise esquisse
Délicieuse enfant
Ma chair et mon sang
Oh mon bébé mon âme

Inceste de citron
Lemon incest
Je t'aime t'aime je t'aime plus que tout
Papapappa
Naïve comme une toile du Nierdoi Sseaurou
Tes baisers sont si doux
Inceste de citron
Lemon incest
Je t'aime t'aime je t'aime plus que tout
Papapappa

L'amour que nous n'f'rons jamais ensemble
Est le plus rare le plus troublant
Le plus pur le plus énervant
Exquise esquisse
Délicieuse enfant
Ma chair et mon sang
Oh baby mon âme
Inceste de citron
Lemon incest
Je t'aime t'aime je t'aime plus que tout
Papapappa

(words by Serge Gainsbourg, published by Melody Nelson, 1984)

Also see: * MISSED ENCOUNTERS * The Buggers realise fictitious encounters between revolutionaries, artists, musicians, and freaks. Finally they meet!
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