Author Archives: Frans

A Scene #30: a street where no one speaks

Between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., users of a street will be addressed personally and asked not to speak or make any other noise. The name of the street will be announced later.

Zwischen 13 und 17 Uhr werden die Benutzer einer Straße persönlich angesprochen und gebeten, nicht zu sprechen und keinen Lärm zu machen. Der Name der Straße wird später bekannt gegeben.

W godzinach od 13:00 do 17:00 użytkownicy danej ulicy będą osobiście zwracani do siebie i proszeni o nie rozmawianie i nie hałasowanie. Nazwa ulicy zostanie podana w późniejszym terminie.

A Scene #30 is part of
STRE!FEN performances international Niederlande/Polen
August 2021

2nd Nieuwstraat Festival
Dordrecht, Netherlands.

The Nieuwstraat is an average street in the center of Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
The Nieuwstraat Festival took place on June 19, 2021, between sunrise and midnight. The performances were performed by volunteers, unannounced and without explanation.
The performances involved took place in everyday environments and hid the unusual within the usual. Passers-by will have observed the actions, but may not have recognized them as performance art.

The Nieuwstraat Festival fits in a series of Unnoticed Art Festivals. It 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, remained unnoticed to bystanders.
Creating the concepts and executing the works are split. Artists send their concepts more or less as manuals. The chosen works  are carried out by a group of (both experienced and unexperienced) volunteers. These volunteers have a double roll. They are participants as well as audience. They are responsible for realising the performances in the best possible way and, doing that, they fully experience the works. In fact they become part of it. This way the audience is not excluded but it is actually embedded.
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Nycthemeron
installation

Nycthemeron shows the course of a rowboat through the canal around Fort Maarsseveen.
In 24 consecutive hours, 24 fragments of the tour were rowed and captured on video.
The accumuluated time is 10’24 minutes, which is the time it takes
to row around the fortress in one continuous run.
The video is played in an endless loop.
Nycthemeron is a one-screen installation,
presented at Fort Maarsseveen during the Waterdicht-project (July 3 – September 26, 2021).

In this online presentation, the video is playing 3 times in a row (31’11 min. )
camera: Steef van Lent
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alles gaat door
solo presentation
Studio Seine
Mathenesserdijk 323A
Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Open until July 11, 2021

Open: Friday to Sunday, 1 – 5 pm
& by appointment:
+31 6 208 53 190

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Waterdicht
Fort Maarsseveen
3 July – 26 September
Opening: Saturday 3 July, 15:00.



Nycthemeron

Nycthemeron shows the course of a rowboat through the canal around Fort Maarsseveen.
In 24 consecutive hours, 24 fragments of the tour were rowed and captured on video.
The edit of all fragments takes 10’24 minutes, which is the time it takes to row around the fortress in one continuous run.
Nycthemeron is a one-screen installation.

The Human Landscape
3 video works by Frans van Lent
June 11 – September 30, 2021

Universidad Miguel Hernández
Sala Gris, Rectorate Building and Social Council.
Av. de la Universidad de Elche, S/N
03202 – Elche, Alicante, Spain.

The Human Landscape is organised parallel to the exhibition
La Ciudad Intermedia by Elia Torrecilla.
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alles gaat door
solo presentation

Studio Seine
May 15 – July 11, 2021
Opening: Saturday May 15, 3 pm.


Looking without seeing, 2021  video still

A special project on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition ‘everything goes on’ of Frans van Lent in Studio Seine, Rotterdam.

Call IV:
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, I will be walking in a rural area, somewhere in the south-western part of the Netherlands.
Anyone can call me between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM. I will not answer the phone, but instead, I will take a picture of what I am looking at at the moment. I send this photo to the number (via WhatsApp or Signal) that appeared on my phone.
Note: Make sure your number is visible to the recipient (do not call ‘anonymously’). Also make sure that the phone you are using is capable of receiving image files.
On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition, you can, if desired, later purchase your personal photo as a signed unique print.
Studio Seine
Mathenesserdijk 323A
3026 GC Rotterdam, Netherlands.
May 15 – July 11, 2021
Open: Friday to Sunday, 1 – 5 pm
& by appointment.Reservations: https://www.eventbrite.nl/…/frans-van-lent-alles-gaat…

Umbigo Magazine

The work L’espace de vingt-quatre heures was the April cover of the Portuguese Umbigo Magazine.
For that occasion I was interviewed by Margarida Oliveira.
The text is also (online) published in Portuguese.

Click here for the interview.

A Scene #29: the real world

On Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:20 PM (UTC + 1) I am at the door of a house,
Grotekersbuurt 36, in Dordrecht, the Netherlands (lat: 51.813892, long: 4.66324, alt: 0).
On the door is a poster, showing the exact location, date and time.
I’ll be at the door until the time runs out.

Horizon
photographic print

Text line:
After taking this picture, I went to where the horizon touches the right-hand side of this work.
From there I walked to the left, to where the horizon touches the left-hand side.
Walking this line took 19 minutes and 24 seconds.