Ever since Sakmongkol AK47 in his blog on 30 November 2008 mentioned Salleh Ben Joned, I had been wondering when I would have the chance to meet Salleh again. I had this thought in my mind yesterday afternoon when he materialised right in front of my eyes in the shop where we usually met.
He asked me the reason for having him in mind, and I mentioned briefly that it was in relation to one incident when he pissed in somebody's art exhibition. He clarified.
The artist was going to put on an exhibition which to Salleh was a "load of rubbish" being just bits and pieces of things dumped together. But the artist defended it by saying that it was "zen inspired," which was something close to Salleh's heart and it inflamed him. Salleh said he warned the artist that if he were to proceed with the exhibition, he would "shit on it." Salleh's point was that he could not shit that day, so he pissed on it instead.
This is contained in his compilation "As I Please" and promises to mail a copy to me. I certainly am looking forward to it. That costs me a mug though but with pleasure!