Curatorial Activities

June 24 - June 25, 2016
Unnoticed Art Festival #2
Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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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.

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TheParallelShow

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The Parallel Show is a series of impromptu performances, of occasional collaborations of performance art practitioners.
The Parallel Show takes place unexpectedly at and around public exhibitions at art venues.
The Parallel Show will not be announced, no invitations will be sent.
The Parallel Show is an initiative of the Unnoticed Art Festival

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The Conceptbank Festival Package
In the spring and summer of 2015 TheConceptBank will be present at various festivals. Sometimes it will show up as officially invited participant, but most of the time it will be unnoticed as every other paying guest. At strategic spots on the terrain we will create a mobile office to share our performance concepts freely with the interested public. We have the aspiration to get as many works performed as possible.

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TheConceptBank.org
June 6, 2014

Some time after the successful  Unnoticed Art Festival we started up the preparations of a new initiative called TheConceptBank.org.
TheConceptBank.org is a platform to present new works of contemporary live-art in an original and innovative manner.
The bank is filled with concepts of many artists; these concepts are written as simple manuals. Visitors of the site are able to choose a concept and print it to carry out the work on a time and place of their choice.
After performing the work, the user is asked to send his/her written experiences which will then be forwarded to the artists.

Theconceptbank.org is a non-profit initiative, the use of the databank will be free for everybody. The concepts are licensed under Creative Commons. 

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The Drift
November 21 2014,
Singel 222, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

TheDrift

The drift is a populist curatorial concept.
We asked artists all over the world to submit a video work, àny video work.
We did not intend to make a choice on the basis of our personal preferences or a premeditated subject, we simply accepted the main stream of submissions. That main stream led us through the project of selection.
We follow the drift and we will see where it brings us.



By the sweat of your brow..
House of the verger, Museumstraat 65, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
June 7, 2014

TheInstitute
© The Institute

Together with God also the verger disappeared, but his house still breathes the traces of a subservient existence.
With performances and video 14 artists show what binds man to the earth.

By the sweat of your brow.. is a presentation within the framework of the Urban Explorers Festival 2014

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May 17 - May 18, 2014
Unnoticed Art Festival
Haarlem, Netherlands,

UAF
© Theun Okkerse

The Unnoticed Art Festival is a festival for unnoticed live art and took place in an undisclosed Dutch city. The Unnoticed Art Festival balanced on the line between public and private. It showed artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fit in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, remained unnoticed to bystanders.

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Inside Stories
Private home, Dordrecht, the Netherlands,
june 2013


During "Urban Explorers Festival 2013” Inside Stories was set within the walls of a private home, behind closed curtains, hidden from prying eyes of the street. The occupant was absent but her personality was perceptible in all objects. In the rooms six artists showed works about worlds behind the frontdoor.

Burn
© Reynold Reynolds/Patrick Jolley (USA) : Burn (2002)

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222lodge Extern: The Eye of the Beholder
Pictura Dordrecht,
May 18, 2013

A one night festival of 10-minute presentations of time-based art

Horiuchi
© Nico Parlevliet: Performance Hiroomi Horiuchi

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Street Level
The basements of Het Hof, Dordrecht, the Netherlands,
June 2012

Within the framework of the "Urban Explorers Festival 2012” Street Level showed five very different video works that have one thing in common: they are about human movement on the streets. Each from a very different approach.

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Photo © Frans van Lent, video Dirk Hendrikx: Who is afraid of a work of Aard (2012)

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222lodge Extern: The Inevitable
SBK Dordrecht,
January 27, 2012

A one night festival of 10-minute presentations of time-based art

Sousa
© Nico Parlevliet: Performance Patricia Sousa

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Breakers
38CC, 13 Hooikade, Delft, the Netherlands
July, 2010

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Visual art producing sound, discussing sound, or even being sound itself. Breakers, an exhibition project looking for similiarities: a project in which the image speaks of sound, and sound feels like an image.Breakers presents several artists balancing this field, who prefer to think outside the boundaries of a medium. The participating artists approach these borders of sound and image each in their own and differentiating way, from formal and analytic, to expressive and narrative.

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November 2008 - ongoing:
Together with Nico Parlevliet I organise a series of two-monthly video/audio nights in the studio building Singel 222, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.

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Vlaknaast
De Kunstkerk
May 2008

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First presentation of an ever shifting artspace in the centre of Dordrecht.

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FACTS.FIGURES

MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia
june, 2006

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© Guillaume Bijl, James Ensor in Oostende ca. 1920 (2004)

In FACTS.FIGURES an integrated exhibition concept has been formulated in which the (pseudo)
documentary character of art is an important issue.
The ‘FACTS’ stand for concrete reality, which is the starting point for all artists, whereas the ‘FIGURES’ capture the final shape of their works.

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