Author Archives: Frans

A Myopic Street View
Rules to Play By @ The Flow Gallery
PixelPop Festival 2019, September 14-15
St. Louis, MO (USA)

A Myopic Street View:
a collective visual research project for 3 to 15 participants.
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The Second Night of Experimental Boredom
222lodge, Singel 222, 3311 KV Dordrecht (NL)

The Second Night of Experimental Boredom is not about boring art.
It is about boredom as a subject for art, boredom as a first step in the creative process.

The Second Night of Experimental Boredom will take place in December 2019,
in the 222 studio building and throughout the city of Dordrecht.
The program will be published in the first week of September.

The Second Night of Experimental Boredom is an initiative of Unnoticed Art and 222lodge.

© Greig Burgoyne

Synchronize (2005/2019)
Hof, Dordrecht, Netherlands
1 September, 2019 ~

Het werk Synchronize bestaat uit een wandelroute en een mp3-bestand.
Tijdens het lopen van de route draag  je een koptelefoon of oortjes om de mp3 te beluisteren.
Hoor de wandeling, zoals die eerder werd gelopen, en synchroniseer je eigen stappen met het geluid van de lopende voeten.

The work Synchronize consists of a walking route and an mp3 file.
While walking the route you need to wear headphones or earphones to listen to the mp3. Follow the walk as carried out earlier, and synchronize with the sound of the walking feet.

The work Synchronize was developed for the occasion of Sound Walk Sunday .
Sound Walk Sunday is a global community event, celebrating outdoor audio, geo-located, immersive performances, sound walks and audio-enhanced walking pieces, and is organized by the Museum of Walking in a collaboration with Made of Walking, and institutional and academic partners worldwide.

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The Nature of Things
Studio Seine
Mathenesserdijk 323A, 3026 GC Rotterdam (NL)
September 6 – November 10

The Nature of Things, a group exhibition curated by Nathalie Duivenvoorden and Jessica Skowroneck, together with invited artists Frans van Lent, Hugo Tieleman and Marjolein Witte.

© Marjolein Witte

De Nacht
Voorstraat 190/192, Dordrecht (NL)
September 14 – October 20, 2019


De performance De Nacht is niet een verbeelding van de nacht, het is de nacht zelf.
De ledententoonstelling Salon Nacht in Pictura wordt in duisternis bezocht. De geexposeerde kunst verliest haar verhaal, wordt tot stille donkere objecten, silhouetten. Uit de grote zaal klinkt zacht de stilte van de nacht.
Elke zondagnacht, om 00:00 uur precies, wordt de voordeur geopend. Wie dan buiten staat wordt binnen gelaten, waarna de deur wordt weer gesloten. De tentoonstelling wordt in stilte bezocht, er wordt niet gesproken. Zaklampen of telefoons zijn niet toegestaan.

Het bezoek duurt ongeveer 15 minuten.
De Nacht vindt plaats op alle zondagen gedurende de ledententoonstelling Salon Nacht .

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Pain location (exercise)
Momon, July 2019

Thirty days in a row I walked the same route through the village.
Every time I approached one specific location, I tried to imagine a headache.
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Hautefort, France
Saturday, July 20, 2019
14:00 – 17:30,

I called you. We did not speak.
Our telephones were connected for 60 seconds, the loudspeakers on full volume.
The sounds of our surroundings  blended together, somewhere between us.

Witold Van Ratingen, Tuulikki Raatikainen, Antoinette Reuten, Trudy Kunkeler, Almudena Millán, Greig Burgoyne, Han Hoogerbrugge, Theun Okkerse, Susana Mendes Silva, Ove Lucas, Johanna Van Overmeir, Axel Themmen, Jello Reumer, Eduarda Estrella, Paz Ezcurra, Andrew McNiven, Manuela Porceddu, Per Bos, Saskia Meesters, Henrik Vestergaard, Peter Van Lent, Lisa Skuret, Bruno Leitão, Jan Barel, Steef Van Lent, Ienke Kastelein, Maarten Janssen, Geerten Ten Bosch, Nico Parlevliet, Jan Zobel, Jan Okkerse, Jany Twigt, Pepe Romero, Petra Laaper, Anja De Jong.

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On Saturday, July 20,
between 14:00 and 15:00,
I will call you.

We will not speak.
Our telephones will be connected for 60 seconds, the loudspeakers on full volume.
The sounds of our surroundings will blend together, somewhere between us.

If you want to join this project send me your number (including country code) by email*.
I will schedule my call to you, and email you to notify you of the time.
Two minutes before my call, I will send a text to remind you.
I will record the sound of our call and the recording might be used in the online documentation of the project.

*Update July 10: Because of the amount of responses, it is no longer possible to register.

Pain location
Momon, July 2019

Every day I stroll around the village.
Approaching one specific location, I try to develop a headache.
When I pass the location and walk on, the pain will disappear.

I continue these daily walks, till the headache is fully conditioned and clearly connected to this specific location. Then I will start to unlearn it.

Mercado de Santa Clara, Lisbon (P)
June 18, 2019

Today I went to the flea market. I took the main street and strolled through it in a straight line. On my right side I picked up objects, turned them around, inspected them thoroughly, and put them back on the tables.

When I reached the end of the street, I turned around, emptied the pockets of my trousers and my jacket.
Then I put the things from my right pockets into my left pockets and from the left pockets into the right pockets.

I then strolled back the same way.  Now on the other side, I picked up objects, turned them around, thoroughly inspected them and put them back on the tables.
When I arrived back at the starting point, I walked away.

The Fabric, stretched
Teatro do Silêncio
Rua Maria Brown, nº 7, 6G, Lisbon
June 19, 18:00 PM

A group of people leaves for a walk. One person (familiair with the area) takes the lead and decides which direction the group should go.
During the walk nobody speaks.
The participants gradually slow down and distance themselves more and more, but without losing sight at (at least) one of the others.
Eventually the group comes to a halt, the front person chooses when exactly that is. At that moment everyone records his or her exact geographical location.

After one or two minutes the group slowly starts moving again and returns to the starting point. but through a different route. The walking speed increases gradually and the distance between the participants becomes smaller and smaller, until, at the starting point, the group is back in its original position.

The recorded locations will be collected and marked on a collective map.