Author Archives: Frans

A Scene #21

On Saturday, April 11 2020, from 2:00 till 2:30 PM (CEST) I will be pacing up and down between the iron gate and the front door of the studio building Singel 222, Dordrecht (51.8085854, 4.6706976).
Please, keep your distance!

Nieuwstraat Festival


The Nieuwstraat is an average street in the city center of Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
The festival will take place on Saturday 20 June 2020, between sunrise and midnight. A varied program will be compiled of all entries. The performances will be carried out by volunteers, unannounced and with no explanation.
Taking place in everyday settings, the performances involve hiding the unusual within the usual. Passersby will perceive the actions, but might not recognize them as performance art.

The Open Call:
Please describe your concept in a clear and accessible language, more or less as a manual. The performances will be carried out by (often unexperienced) volunteers.
Don’t forget to mention the preferred time of the day (in relation to the opening and closing of shops, outdoor cafes, the fruit/vegetable-market).
We will only accept your submission if you include links to a website or page with some information about your practice.
NB:  The date of the festival may be postponed if the quarantaine because of Vovid-19 makes it necessary.

Please send your submission to mail@unnoticedart.com.
Deadline: Monday, 1 June 2020, 23:59 (CET).

The Nieuwstraat festival is organised by
UnnoticedArt.com / TheConceptBank.org.

A Scene #20

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2:20 PM (CET) I was standing in the aisle of a flying Boeing 767-300, between the Netherlands and Iceland. With my eyes closed, my arms beside my body, I was for 15 minutes contemplating the enormity of the ocean below.

In memory of Antoinette Reumer.

La Biennale de Momon
July – November 2020
www.labiennaledemomon.org

Cooperative project with: Sarah Boulton (GB), Marc Buchy (FR/BE), Joan Heemskerk (NL), Frans van Lent (NL), Susana Mendes Silva (PT), Josh Schwebel (DE/CA), Lisa Skuret (US/GB), Elia Torrecilla (ES).

The project was put on hold in connection with the Covid-19.
New dates will be communicated as they become available.

Maumont is a small village in the Perigord in France. It consists of 15 houses, around 30 inhabitants and there is no church, shop, café or other public facility. Only a few original residents are still living in the village; most of them died over the years, others left to live elsewhere. Today many inhabitants are pensioners coming from other (Western European) countries. Twenty years ago you could still smell the farms everywhere. Herds of cows and sheep were led through the village every day. Nowadays you mainly see quads, mountain bikes and parents, leading their children on donkeys.
The village has changed from a place where everything was related to soil, work, growth and the seasons, to a place where the inhabitants mainly stroll, relax and dream. Continue reading

The Second Night of Experimental Boredom
222lodge, Singel 222, 3311 KV Dordrecht (NL)
January 17, 2020, 20:00 PM
Free entrance

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 is an initiative of Unnoticed Art and 222lodge.

A Scene #19: Doubts

This is an invitation to join a scene! Be at the exact spot at the exact time and contribute to the scene with your own simultaneous activity (or inactivity).

On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:20 PM (CEST) I am in the middle of a field at Ons Park, Feijenoordstraat, 3071 LN Rotterdam, (51 ° 54’53.5 “N 4 ° 29’50.4” E).
I will consider the direction where I came from and I will consider and reconsider where to go from there.
When I have made a decision, I will leave in a chosen direction.

Vierkant

At the start of the performance, the attendees are asked not to take any photos or videos.

A square of 200 cm by 200 cm is plotted on the wall with masking tape. The enclosed space is then painted with the same whitewash the walls were previously painted with. When the painting is finished, the masking tape is removed and the floor is cleaned of any spilled paint.
It is still possible to distinguish the square, but as the paint dries, the square will fade and merge with its surroundings.
The attendees leave when all traces have disappeared.

The videowork Grid (2010)

is part of
Van der Helstplein Videobiennale
24/7 present at a display window
of the Van der Helst Plein, Amsterdam
December 13, 2019 – March 13, 2020.

Two sides of a door

On either side of a closed door, two people hold the handle. They do not move the handle, just hold.
After a certain time one of the two pushes down the handle and opens the door.
The second steps aside and makes way.
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WHAT REMAINS
on the sacred, the lost, and the forgotten relics of live art
curated by ieke Trinks
February 2020
Defibrillator Gallery
ARC Gallery, 1463 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642