Orgon, orgon, orgon (1995) Joe Cillen

Otto Snoek
About the artwork

This painting is called Orgon, orgon, orgon and was painted in 1995 by artist Joe Cillen. At the top is the text 'On the way to the Sargasso sea / Orgone boxes in the screw water / Van Motor ship Noordereiland'. Orgon energy is an idea that was invented around 1930 by visionary Wilhelm Reich. The idea is that there is a universal life force at the basis of existence. Joe Cillen owns an Orgon accumulator and also makes it in smaller formats. A yellow-blue parrot sits on a stamp with an anchor and the text 'impulsis piratis restituta eleuthera', which means 'we restore freedom through piracy'. Just like all his other works of art on Noordereiland, this work also fits in with Cillen's extensive project Motor ship Noordereiland.

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About the artist

Joe Cillen (Paal, 1945) is a former skipper and conceptual artist, who expresses himself through installations and painting. He has been working on the 'MS Noordereiland' plan since around 2000, where he regards the Noordereiland as a large motor ship.

Thorbeckestraat 12, 3071 XX Rotterdam, Netherlands


Machine room MS Noordereiland

View of Cape Horn

Port / Starboard

Motor ship Noordereiland