June 24 – June 25, 2016
Unnoticed Art Festival #2
Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Performance ‘Attitude’ by Kees Koomen (2014) photo: Nico Parlevliet
The Unnoticed Art Festival is a festival for unnoticed live art and took place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The Unnoticed Art Festival balances on the line between public and private. It shows artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fits in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, remains unnoticed to bystanders.
Creating the concepts and executing the works are split. The artists sent their concepts more or less as manuals. In the festival the chosen works will be carried out by a group of volunteers.
These volunteers have a double roll. They are participants as well as audience. They will be responsible for realising the performances in the best possible way and, doing that, they can fully experience the works. In fact they will become part of it. The public is not excluded in this way but it is actually embedded.
The location of the festival remained a secret till the last moment. That way the passers-by were accidental and without knowledge of the occasion. They have their own aims, their own occupations, their own thoughts.
Alice Vogler (US), Andrew McNiven (GB) , Bucky Miller (US), Chris Wildrick (US) , Connor Frew (US), Edwin Stolk (NL) , Elia Torrecilla (ES), Florence Jung (FR), Frans van Lent (NL), Heath Schultz (US) , Heinrich Obst (BE/DE), Ieke Trinks (NL), Ienke kastelein (NL), Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy (US), Isaac Chong (DE/HK) , Jeanette Joy Harris (US) , Jonathon Keats (US/IT), Josh Schwebel (CAN), Joyce Overheul (NL) , Julia Dahee Hong (CAN), Lee Nutbean (GB), Liam Herne (GB), Marika & Leopard (RU/DE) , Mark F Beasley (US), Mathias Will (DE), Maureen Bachaus (NL), Mikio Saito (JP) , naakita feldman-kiss & Roby provost Blanchard (CAN) , Nanne Muskens (BR), Nico Parlevliet (NL) , Paul Money (GB) , Paul Shortt (US) , Peter Christenson (US), Raluca Croitoru (RO) , Roekoe M (NL) , Royce Allen Hobbs (US) , Simon Farid (GB) , Tamar Banai (IL) , Thomas Geiger (AT), Thomas Tajo (IN) , Vladimir Ivanov (BG), Yvo van der Vat (NL) .
Voordekunst.nl (Dutch crowdfunding)
Indiegogo.com (US crowdfunding)