We like looking on the streets of Flanders for Josse de Pauw look-alikes

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The June issue usually gives way to a new 20-something list, featuring models, musicians, actors, illustrators, fashion designers, photographers, artists, architects,... and so much more. The people who are a representation of young society in Belgium, a generation ready to rule our world. In 2020, hence the double number, we’re serving you, hungry hearts, 2 editions of our acclaimed list. That’s right, we’re doubling the number of features, starting a bit earlier. Let us introduce you to the faces you didn't realise you wanted to meet!


Zuidparkers, Ghent

What do we & our readers need to remember about you?

We believe that the ironic mind is a dangerous thing and we stand behind Mister Spaghetti, who was responsible for this quote: ‘I had to knock because the bell didn’t work’.

What satisfies you?

The smell of dying capitalism and everyone who is trying to smash the patriarchy. But also don’t forget to smile and think about the animals!

But also don’t forget to smile and think about the animals

What are you up to these days?

To be honest we’re a little bit scared of the future but we are drinking Maredsous Blond, watching cartoons (Yes, everything is an inspiration lol) and preparing a strip act for our theme park. However, money is still short, so until we have enough money, this is only pie in the sky.


What artists are you listening to?

Everything that was written by Miguel Wiels.

How do you bring some routine into your days?

Who said artists need to have a routine?

What does your face mask look like?

A Flemish lion in rainbow colours. The lion is the king of the jungle by the way.

How do you keep healthy?

Bold of you to assume we try to keep fit.

How does the current crisis make you feel?

Poor and ‘prikkelarm’, we don’t know the English translation. And happy and horny.

 We’re all born naked and the rest is drag

What is the latest/future project you are working on?

We’re working on a musical called The Importance of Being Flemish. We’ll play it at Vooruit in Ghent on 23, 24, 25 and 26 September.

What will the second part of 2020 bring you?

Maybe money?

Who is the person that most influenced you throughout your development in life?

Josse de Pauw. We’ll always remember what he said to us: ‘We’re all born naked and the rest is drag’.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned lately?

There is always more dishwashing to do than you think!



Is there anyone in your scene who needs more attention?

The Brussels-based theatre group The Performance Boys makes amazing art.

Comfort food/speciality dish now?

Litres of Lemonade with vegan ‘stoemp’. Do you know what ‘stoemp’ is?

Lockdown hobby?

Looking on the streets of Flanders for Josse de Pauw look-alikes. We’re even organising a Josse de Pauw look-alike contest in September. So, Josse-doubles: stay tuned!

What’s your favourite lockdown Instagram account?

The account of NTGent (@ntgent). We love their new slogan ‘Think Critical’. Close second: the one of Koen Crucke (@koenenco).

What’s your favourite lockdown book?

All the stuff by Hannah Arendt, Alain de Botton, Frans Phanon and some previous editions of Subbacultcha magazine.

What’s your favourite lockdown film?

If you need a miracle, be a miracle by Dr. Phil (Jury Prize Cannes 2015).


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