Late Night Snack

141 nachtwinkels, 45 belwinkels en internetcafés, 84 praatclubs, 17 shishabars, 12 seksshops en 8 videotheken moeten jaarlijks een extra taks betalen omdat ze ‘imagoverlagend’ zouden werken voor de stad Antwerpen. Maarten Inghels vroeg zich af of poëzie hun imago kon verbeteren en plaatste op maat gemaakte lichtreclame in verschillende nachtwinkels.

  • LATE NIGHT SNACK, installation, 2017
  • Display with 120 (blinking) red en blue LED-lights. Text: POETRY with cocktail glass. CE regulated. ︎
  • 48 x 25 x 2 cm
  • Copyright: Maarten Inghels
  • ︎ Dries Segers



“My father, my mother, my wife and my two children were killed in Iran. I moved to Antwerp in 1984 and started this night shop. I want you to write a poem about me and my personal life. It must be a sad poem. But first, I need 40.000 dollar so I can plant a flag of peace on the North Pole. I will put the flag on the North Pole and then we will discuss world peace on the telephone. A journalist will listen to our conversation. I will make you famous.”





Poet and Vagabond
Antwerp, Belgium