Author Archives: Frans

August 25-26  August, 2018
Gent (BE)

Rules to Play By
July 27–29, 2018 @ St. Louis, MO, USA

Rules to Play By 
is a playful weekend exhibition of rules, instructions, recipes, scripts, programs, and scores exploring the theme.

Selected pieces will be displayed in two locations for the weekend of July 27–29, 2018.
One location is Snapdragon Studio, a florist studio converted into a gallery during the summer. The other is within Pixelpop Festival. Both locations are in St. Louis, MO.

The score of  the work A separated Song for Separated Lovers will be in show in Snapdragon Studio.
The work A Performative Walk 4 will be executed two times in the streets of St. Louis.

A selection of video works
best seen with sound and full screen

over the sea (2018)

walkers: Andrew McNiven, Frans van Lent
camera: Joseph Flower
filmed at St Abb’s Head, Scotland
08.03 min.



everything (2017)

Biesbosch, Dordrecht (NL)
03.08 min.



Pneuma (2016)

Pictura, Dordrecht (NL)
project Leeg
08.26 min.



Nachtplaats (2016)

In the forest, one hour before sunset:
On the ground, within a square of 4 to 4 meters, four persons take away leaves, branches and layers of soil.
All material is put into numbered white bags and then carried away, out of the forest.

At sunset (21:23 hrs) the forest is deserted.
An empty dark square between the trees.

At sunrise (05:48 hrs) the four persons return, carrying white bags.
They start filling the empty square with material from the bags, but in reversed order.
The last bags contain the top layer: the leaves and branches.
Using photographic prints as a reference, the square is restored to its original shape.

The work Nachtplaats was carried out on 12 and 13 May 2016 at Buitenplaats Koningsweg, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
The performers were Yvo van der Vat, Anke Van Den Brink, Jeroen Glas, Sibylle Eimermacher, Marcel Daelmans and Frans van Lent.

Buitenplaats Koningsweg, Arnhem (NL)
20.51 min.


 

Newsletter

New:
Recently I published a new video work: over the sea.
It was made in cooperation with Andrew McNiven (host and co-performer) and Joseph Flower (camera).
The video was shot on the 31st of May at St Abb’s Head in Scotland.


Upcoming:
TheParallelShow GrandeFinale
30 June – 1 July, 10.00 – 17.00:
NP3, Hofstraat 21, Groningen (NL),
Greylight Projects, Rue de Brialmont 11, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels (BE),
1 july, 20.00: public diner at Pictura, Voorstraat 190, Dordrecht (NL).

TheParallelShow GrandeFinale is a project for improvised performance. It will take place on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July at two different locations: bur0 Gr0ningen, the white cube of NP3 in Groningen (NL) and the chapel of Greylight Projects in Brussels (BE).
The weekend will finally end with a performative public dinner at Pictura, Dordrecht (NL).

On Saturday 30 June at 10.00 two groups of performers will start working simultaneously in Groningen and in Brussels. The doors will be opened for visitors from 10.00 till 17.00.
While the performers are working a video will be recorded and streamed in real-time to the other location where it is projected on a wall. These projected video images ensure that there is a mixing of physically and virtually present performers and visitors.
After the doors closed, the two groups of performers will travel to the other locations to work there the second day during the same hours.

On Sunday at 17.00 all performers will leave for Dordrecht (about half way between Groningen and Brussels), where they are invited to a public dinner in Pictura at 20.00. Visitors are welcome to join the meal. During the dinner a performative conversation might take place.

Participating artists: Alexia Karavela (GR), Steef van Lent (DE), Mr & Mrs Gray (NL), ieke Trinks (NL), Emma Waltraud Howes (CA / DE), Andrew McNiven (UK), Marnik Neven (BE), Jolanda Jansen (NL), Elia Torrecilla (SP), Malou van Doormaal (NL) and Frans van Lent (NL).
The entire project will be documented in descriptive and / or contemplative texts by Sjoerd Westbroek (NL) and Michiel Huijben (NL). The dinner will be composed, prepared and presented by Marielle Verdijk (NL).

The project is kindly supported by the Municipality of Dordrecht and by the participating organisations.
All parts of the project are accessible free of charge.

TheParallelShow GrandeFinale is part of Unnoticed Art.
For more information: mail@fransvanlent.nl!


over the sea

two men walking and discussing authenticity, islands and the other side

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June 30 – July 1, 2018
TheParallelShow GrandeFinale
NP3 Groningen (NL), Geylight-Projects Brussels (BE), Pictura Dordrecht (NL)

30 June – 1 July, 10.00 – 17.00:
NP3, Hofstraat 21, Groningen (NL),
Greylight Projects, Rue de Brialmont 11, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels (BE),
1 july, 20.00: public diner at Pictura, Voorstraat 190, Dordrecht (NL).

TheParallelShow GrandeFinale is a project for improvised performance. It will take place on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July at two different locations: bur0 Gr0ningen, the white cube of NP3 in Groningen (NL) and the chapel of Greylight Projects in Brussels (BE).
The weekend will finally end with a performative public dinner at Pictura, Dordrecht (NL).

On Saturday 30 June at 10.00 two groups of performers will start working simultaneously in Groningen and in Brussels. The doors will be opened for visitors from 10.00 till 17.00.
While the performers are working a video will be recorded and streamed in real-time to the other location where it is projected on a wall. These projected video images ensure that there is a mixing of physically and virtually present performers and visitors.
After the doors closed, the two groups of performers will travel to the other locations to work there the second day during the same hours.

On Sunday at 17.00 all performers will leave for Dordrecht (about half way between Groningen and Brussels), where they are invited to a public dinner in Pictura at 20.00. Visitors are welcome to join the meal. During the dinner a performative conversation might take place.

Participating artists: Alexia Karavela (GR), Steef van Lent (DE), Mr & Mrs Gray (NL), ieke Trinks (NL), Emma Waltraud Howes (CA / DE), Andrew McNiven (UK), Marnik Neven (BE), Jolanda Jansen (NL), Elia Torrecilla (SP), Malou van Doormaal (NL) and Frans van Lent (NL).
The entire project will be documented in descriptive and / or contemplative texts by Sjoerd Westbroek (NL) and Michiel Huijben (NL). The dinner will be composed, prepared and presented by Marielle Verdijk (NL).

The project is kindly supported by the Municipality of Dordrecht and by the participating organisations.
All parts of the project are accessible free of charge.

TheParallelShow GrandeFinale is part of Unnoticed Art.

May 12, 2018
A Scene #11

On Saturday May 12 2018, I walked on the left pavement of the Schiekade, Rotterdam, in a north-westerly direction (Schieweg). At exactly 14.20 (CEST) I arrived at the corner of the Provenierssingel (51.928456, 4.473318). From there I turned to the right and crossed the Schiekade, towards the Roo Valkstraat. As soon as I arrived at the Roo Valkstraat, I turned around and crossed the street again, back to the Provenierssingel. I continued to do this, forward and backward, until 14.40 (CEST). From that moment I continued my walk in a north-westerly direction.

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Het boek / the book
TheParallelShow


Photo © Andrew McNiven

TheParallelShow was een experimentele reeks samenwerkingen van performance kunstenaars.
Het boek TheParallelShow concentreert zich op de verslagen van de dertig kunstenaars die, tussen juli 2015 en januari 2017, deelnamen aan deze tien gebeurtenissen in (oa) Tate Britain (Londen), Stasi Museum (Berlijn), het Apollo-heiligdom (Delphi ) en de Met-Cloisters (New York).

Verder bevat het boek een correspondentie tussen Andrew McNiven en Lisa Skuret en tussen Ieke Trinks en Frans van Lent
en een kort essay van Henk Overdevest over de ambigue relatie van het persoonlijke verslag met de feitelijke show.
TheParallelShow is een initiatief van Frans van Lent en het Unnoticed Art Festival.

TheParallelShow was an experimental series of collaborations of performance art practitioners.
The book TheParallelShow focuses on the reports by the thirty participating artists who, between July 2015 and January 2017, took part in ten occasions in (a.o.) Tate Britain (London), Stasi Museum (Berlin), the Apollo Sanctuary (Delphi) and the Met-Cloisters (New York).
Furthermore, the book contains a correspondence between Andrew McNiven and Lisa Skuret and between Ieke Trinks and Frans van Lent
and a short essay by Henk Overdevest about the ambigious relations of the personal reports with the actual shows.
TheParallelShow is an initiative of Frans van Lent and the Unnoticed Art Festival.

Inhoud / content:
104 pagina’s / 104 pages,
Tekst in het Engels / texts in English
Omslag / cover: 300 grs,
Pagina’s / pages: 104 (135 grs),
Afmeting / size: 13 X 20 cm,
Appendix / appendix: 12 pag. Illustr / 12 pp Illustr,
Prijs / price: €19,50

Oplage / edition: 300
ISBN/EAN: 978-94-90322-96-0
Uitgever / publisher: Jap Sam Books
© 2018

Ik wil dit boek kopen / I want to buy this book:

Persbericht

Afgelopen zondag werd in het auditorium van De Kunsthal in Rotterdam
met een performance van ieke Trinks, Ienke Kastelein, Peter Baren en
Frans van Lent het boek TheParallelShow gepresenteerd.

TheParallelShow was een serie incidentele samenwerkingen van performance kunstenaars.
TheParallelShow vond tien maal onaangekondigd plaats, tussen juli 2015 en januari 2017,
in en rond publieke tentoonstellingen in de Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NL), Naturalis Leiden (NL),
M-museum Leuven (B), Tate Britain London (UK), Art-Rotterdam kunstbeurs Rotterdam (NL), het Apollo heiligdom Delphi (GR), Huis van Gijn Dordrecht (NL), IVAM Valencia (SP), Stasi Museum Berlijn (D) en Met-Cloisters NewYork (US).

Het boek TheParallelShow bevat, naast een voorwoord van Frans van Lent,
persoonlijke verslagen van de deelnemende kunstenaars,
een tweetal briefwisselingen (Andrew McNiven / Lisa Skuret, Ieke Trinks / Frans van Lent)
en een korte beschouwing van de hand van Henk Overdevest.
Toegevoegd is een appendix van 12 pagina’s met foto’s,
door deelnemers gemaakt tijdens de diverse gelegenheden.

Aan de  ParallelShows hebben deelgenomen: Peter Baren, Karina Beumer, Jeroen Bouweriks, Irina Danilova, Daniela Degen, iwbdjdyatmvezdmnekzawvb, Mr. & Mrs. Gray, Timo van Grinsven, Alexia Karavela, Erin Helsen, Emma Waltraud Howes, Jolanda Jansen, Ienke Kastelein, Frans van Lent, Steef van Lent, Andrew McNiven, Joana Mollà, Marnik Neven, Henk Overdevest, Nico Parlevliet, Jello Reumer, Ellen Rodenberg, Pepe Romero, Rafael Sanchez, Maarten Schepers, Ursula Scherrer, Joshua Schwebel, Lisa Skuret, Elia Torrecilla, ieke Trinks, Gijs Velsink, Ventiko.

Project en boek werden geïnitieerd en samengesteld
door Frans van Lent in het kader van Unnoticed Art.
Het boek is uitgegeven door Jap Sam Books.TheParallelShow.com

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Invitation

You are cordially invited
to the presentation of the book

TheParallelShow

on Sunday 22 April at 15:00
in the auditorium of the Kunsthal in Rotterdam.

TheParallelShow was a series of impromptu performances of occasional collaborations of performance art practitioners.
Between July 2015 and January 2017 TheParallelShow took place unexpectedly at and around public exhibitions in the Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NL), Naturalis Leiden (NL), M-museum Leuven (B), Tate Britain London (UK), Art-Rotterdam Art fair Rotterdam (NL), the Apollo Sanctuary Delphi (GR), Huis van Gijn Dordrecht (NL), IVAM Valencia (SP), Stasi Museum Berlin (D) en Met-Cloisters NewYork (US).
TheParallelShow was never announced, no invitations were sent.
The book TheParallelShow consists of  a preface by Frans van Lent, personal reports of the participating artists,
two e-mail exchanges (Andrew McNiven / Lisa Skuret, Ieke Trinks / Frans van Lent) and a brief review by Henk Overdevest.
Added is an appendix of 12 pages with photos, made by participants during the various occasions.Participants in TheParallelShows were: Peter Baren, Karina Beumer, Jeroen Bouweriks, Irina Danilova, Daniela Degen, iwbdjdyatmvezdmnekzawvb, Mr. & Mrs. Gray, Timo van Grinsven, Alexia Karavela, Erin Helsen, Emma Waltraud Howes, Jolanda Jansen, Ienke Kastelein, Frans van Lent, Steef van Lent, Andrew McNiven, Joana Mollà, Marnik Neven, Henk Overdevest, Nico Parlevliet, Jello Reumer, Ellen Rodenberg, Pepe Romero, Rafael Sanchez, Maarten Schepers, Ursula Scherrer, Joshua Schwebel, Lisa Skuret, Elia Torrecilla, ieke Trinks, Gijs Velsink, Ventiko.During the presentation a performance will take place:
Visual works by Verbal means
a compilation of texts of participants recited by ieke Trinks, Ienke Kastelein, Peter Baren and Frans van Lent. Project and book were initiated en compiled
by Frans van Lent within the framework of Unnoticed Art.
The book is published by Jap Sam Books.

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