BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

32nd year  -  N° 229                 Thursday, 17 August 2017         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?
Performance artist
Danny Devos
aka DDV


  • 20 September 1959 (+) is born in Vilvoorde, Belgium.

  • 11 January 1979 (x) performs 'Installation - 1' at the age of 20 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 28 March 1979 (x) performs 'Thriller' at the age of 20 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 13 May 1979 (x) performs 'Installation - 2' at the age of 20 in Breda, Netherlands.

  • 8 June 1979 (x) performs 'Untitled' at the age of 20 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 19 June 1979 (x) performs 'Mexico' at the age of 20 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 19 July 1979 (x) performs 'Candy, for You' at the age of 20 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 20 September 1979 (x) performs 'Anarchy!' at the age of 20 in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands.

  • 19 November 1979 (x) performs 'A-B' with Lud Vandevelde at the age of 20 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 20 December 1979 (x) performs 'Perfectone' at the age of 20 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 28 December 1979 (x) performs 'Death-Interruption - 1' with Frank De Busscher at the age of 20 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 13 January 1980 (x) performs 'Happy Star/Nominette' at the age of 21 in Aalst, Belgium.

  • 16 January 1980 (x) performs 'Das Berchtesgaden Diner' at the age of 21 in Aalst, Belgium.

  • 2 February 1980 (x) performs 'B' at the age of 21 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 10 April 1980 (x) performs 'Push = Push' at the age of 21 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 23 April 1980 (x) performs 'Installation - 3' at the Symposium d'Art Performance at the age of 21 in Lyon, France.

  • 5 June 1980 (x) performs 'Ladder - 1' at the age of 21 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 19 June 1980 (x) performs 'Death-Interruption - 2' at the age of 21 in Paris, France.

  • 25 June 1980 (x) performs 'Diagonal - 1', 'Diagonal - 2' with Ria Pacquée and 'Installation - 4' at the age of 21 in Paris, France.

  • 28 June 1980 (x) performs 'Underground Confrontation' with Ria Pacquée at the age of 21 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 22 July 1980 (x) performs 'Untitled Series - 1' at the age of 21 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 24 July 1980 (x) performs 'Untitled Series - 2' at the age of 21 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 25 July 1980 (x) performs 'Untitled Series - 3' at the age of 21 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 30 July 1980 (x) starts his performance 'Illegal' at the age of 21 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 4 August 1980 (x) starts his performance '11 Days' at the age of 21 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 11 August 1980 (x) performs 'Untitled Series - 4' at the age of 21 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 15 August 1980 (x) performs 'First Aid' at the age of 21 in Bilzen, Belgium.

  • 20 August 1980 (x) performs 'Untitled Series - 5' at the age of 21 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 5 September 1980 (x) performs 'Ladder - 2' at the age of 21 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 12 September 1980 (x) performs 'I Wanna Be Injured', 'Gibt Mir Dein Hand', 'I'm Suffocating', 'Power-Drill!' and 'Out' with The Simpletones in an exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 21 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • 13 September 1980 (x) performs 'Simpletones in de Bajes' with The Simpletones in an old prison at the age of 21 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • 27 September 1980 (x) performs 'This Week I Was Beaten Up - 1' and 'Eternity Forever - 1' with The Simpletones at the age of 21 in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

  • 19 October 1980 (x) performs 'Vlaamse Primitieven' with Kamagurka and De Vlaamse Primitieven at the age of 21 in Koningshooikt, Belgium.

  • 28 November 1980 (x) performs 'Hear/See' at Mixage Festival at the age of 21 in Breda, Netherlands.

  • 29 November 1980 (x) performs 'This Week I Was Beaten Up - 2' and 'Eternity Forever - 2' with The Simpletones at Mixage Festival at the age of 21 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

  • 5 February 1981 (x) performs as 'David Mark Chapman', murderer of John Lennon with Xavier Rathé at 2e Verzameling at the age of 22 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 14 March 1981 (x) performs 'BesanKon' at Pap'cirkus-Festival at the age of 22 in Besançon, France.

  • 3 April 1981 (x) performs 'Lift Off' with Etat Brut at the Underground on Stage festival at the age of 22 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 3 May 1981 (x) performs 'On a Sundaymorning' at the age of 22 in Leiden, Netherlands.

  • 15 May 1981 (x) performs 'Death-Threat' in 'Echelle 1/1981' at the age of 22 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 29 May 1981 (x) performs 'My Coat is My House' at the age of 22 in Hamburg, Germany.

  • 11 June 1981 (x) performs as 'David Mark Chapman', murderer of John Lennon at the age of 22 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 25 February 1982 (x) performs 'Resonantiepunctie' in an exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 23 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 3 March 1983 (x) performs 'Cet Obscur Objet du Désir' in an installation by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 24 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 2 April 1983 (x) marries Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 10 June 1983 (x) performs 'Karl Großmann' at the age of 24 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 17 September 1983 (x) performs 'Now I am Death the Destroyer of Worlds - 1' at the age of 24 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 17 September 1983 (x) performs 'Now I am Death the Destroyer of Worlds - 2' at the age of 24 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 22 September 1984 (x) performs 'La Chute des Anges Rebelles' at the age of 25 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 11 October 1985 (x) performs 'The Lips of Osiris Ani, Triumphant, are the Lips of Anpu' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the Animal-Végétal exhibition at the age of 26 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 13 June 1986 (x) performs 'Ik Daag U Uit' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the Anti-Chambres exhibition at the age of 27 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 1 November 1986 (x) performs 'L'Age D'Or nr2' in an installation by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 27 in Maastricht, Netherlands.

  • 16 March 1987 (x) performs 'I Challenge You' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 28 in Newcastle, Australia.

  • 2 April 1987 (x) performs 'L'Age D'Or nr2 / Variation Australis' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 28 in Sydney, Australia.

  • 23 February 1990 (x) performs 'Body Art' at the age of 31 in Bern, Switzerland.

  • 26 January 1991 (x) performs 'Did Dillinger Die Right There and Then?' at the age of 32 in Leuven, Belgium.

  • 16 March 1992 (x) performs 'De Guely' at the age of 33 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 23 April 1993 (x) performs 'The Murder of Petra Giese' at the age of 34 in Bochum, Germany.

  • 29 March 1994 (x) performs 'Wurger's Droom' at the age of 35 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 27 August 1995 (x) performs 'Marteling van de Heilige Erasmus' at the age of 36 in Leuven, Belgium.

  • 9 November 1996 (x) performs 'The Performance Jan Hoet Never Saw' in the basement at the age of 37 in Gent, Belgium.

  • 15 January 1999 (x) performs 'Pain' in an abandoned Landrover at the age of 40 in Taling Chan, Thailand.

  • 25 January 1999 (x) performs 'AARA' at the age of 40 in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • 29 March 2000 (x) performs 'Thai Boy Slim Foodstall' at the age of 41 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 12 December 2000 (x) performs 'DDV en Danger' at the age of 41 in Grenoble, France.

  • 17 January 2002 (x) performs 'Only the Lonely' at the 'Bordello' event at the age of 43 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 1 May 2002 (x) performs 'Six Pack' at the age of 43 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 28 December 2002 (x) performs 'Parels voor de Zwijnen' at the age of 43 in Eernegem, Belgium.

  • 20 December 2003 (x) performs 'Trop = Teveel' outside the entrance at the age of 44 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 26 May 2004 (x) performs 'Hij die geen Hart Heeft zal geen Hartepijn Hebben' at the age of 45 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 5 May 2005 (x) performs 'Noise-Electronics-Computerpunk' at the age of 46 in Vladivostok, Russia.

  • 24 June 2005 (x) performs 'Le Petit Bucher de Margarete' in an exhibition by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 46 in Brugge, Belgium.

  • 31 August 2005 (x) performs 'Vel' with Tim Vanhamel at the age of 46 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 18 October 2005 (x) performs '2 Throatstuckers' with Hanggai throatsinger Yilichi at the age of 46 in Beijing, China.

  • 11 February 2006 (x) performs 'DDV from China' at the age of 47 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 20 February 2006 (x) starts 'Diggin' for Gordon' at an undisclosed location at the age of 47 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 16 March 2006 (x) performs '13 Galleries and Only One DDV in Town' at the age of 47 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 22 April 2006 (x) performs 'The Discovery of James Lee Byars' Tomb' at the age of 47 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 22 July 2006 (x) performs 'He Just Wanted to Play in his Bath Tube and Put a Finger in his Ass' at the age of 47 in Berlin, Germany.

  • 20 September 2006 (x) performs 'Corner Push Re-Formance' at the age of 47 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 13 April 2007 (x) performs 'The Red Dragon' at the age of 48 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 19 May 2007 (x) performs 'Wie Man dem Zerrissenen Hasen die Aktionskunst Erklärt' at the age of 48 in Pori, Finland.

  • 22 June 2007 (x) performs 'La Rencontre Fortuite sur une Œuvre de Donald Judd d'une Montagne de Sable et d'un Lac' at the age of 48 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • 22 September 2007 (x) performs 'Macht Kaputt was Euch Kaputt Macht' at the age of 48 in Hasselt, Belgium.

  • 10 April 2008 (x) performs 'Aktion im ReforMuhka' at the age of 49 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 10 April 2008 (x) performs 'Ulrike Meinfuchs, Gudrun Fuchslein, AndreVos Baader und Jan-Carl Voske' at the age of 49 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 19 February 2009 (x) performs 'Oprichting en Manifest van het Bastardisme' at a literary event at the age of 50 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 6 June 2009 (x) performs 'Yves Klein was Never in Art Ghraib' and 'A Chance Meeting of Yves Klein and Gordon Matta-Clark on the Gold Plated Corpse of James Lee Byars' at Momentum #4 Festival at the age of 50 in Brussel, Belgium.

  • 12 August 2009 (x) performs 'James Lee Byars was Never in Art Ghraib' and 'And Did Those Eyes in Recent Time' at R.I.T.E.S. at the age of 50 in Singapore, Singapore.

  • 5 November 2010 (x) performs 'Resist Anything - Except Temptation' at the age of 51 in Hasselt, Belgium.

  • 20 January 2011 (x) performs 'Dort oder Hier / Hommage aan Bernd Lohaus' at the age of 52 in Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 12 February 2011 (x) performs 'The Head of Waldo's Penis' at the age of 52 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  • 29 October 2011 (x) performs 'Music for Excavations at 8213 West Summerdale Drive' at the age of 52 in Mechelen, Belgium.

  • 6 May 2012 (x) performs 'Prelude to a Motorcycle Accident' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 53 in London, United Kingdom.

  • 19 May 2012 (x) performs 'The Fatal Motorcycle Bumper Pull Up of Ho Chi Minh and Joey Ramone as if Composed by Charles Ives' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 53 in Oostende, Belgium.

  • 28 June 2012 (x) performs 'Acid Motorcycle Angst in Another Dimension' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the age of 53 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  • 14 December 2012 (x) performs 'The Sower of Fear' at the age of 53 in Arnhem, Netherlands.


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