Jonas Beerts

How I learned tears can’t fill rivers

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Keywords : labyrinth, hyperlinks, architect, loop, inside, colors, house, architect, inside, path, song


Don’t go to strangers
is what they told me when I was younger

I am a stranger myself now
inviting you to follow me

There is a color for every path
A riddle for every color
A voice for every riddle

Don’t be afraid of my voice

I won’t fool you
won’t seduce you
I won’t stop singing until you are gone

We sing for the places we can’t go to
For the people we can’t see

Push hard on wounds
was my mothers’ advice

Trade pain for tears
my fathers’ refrain

learned that tears can’t fill rivers
His excrements are everywhere

I try to prevent intestines from falling out of our bodies
I try to postpone missing you

What remains is the longing to sing and to be sung

Sincerely yours


A subjective selection of links echoing this work, like ripples
︎ Labyrinth – Four times through the labyrinth, Olaf Nicolai et Jan Wenzel
︎ Primal Images, Natalia Ossef
︎ 13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World, Basim Magdy, 2011, Super 8 film transferred to HD, 5 min 16
︎ Falsos Amigos, Lihuel González,
︎ Autofiction Poems, Pedro Neves Marques

Jonas Beerts

Jonas Beerts was born on a Wednesday in the summer of 1997 and has been a bricoleur of images ever since.
At the age of six, Jonas took up a camera and has been a Stone cold lover of photography ever since.
At the age of 18, Jonas started his studies of photography at KASK, Ghent.
At the age of 23, he graduated with a big pile of media at his feet. He cunningly stumbles over the pile and tries to make the best out of it.
Jonas loves Sarah, and vice versa.
They love each other so much they started sharing a practice together.
They go under Sarah & Jonas or Jonas & Sarah. Whatever floats your boat.
His eyes are attracted by two lovebirds on a windowsill across the streets.
His head drifts away through the open window.
He invites you to follow.

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︎ @jonasbeerts