Author Archives: Frans

Het Binnenhuis
March 14/15, 19:00-23:00

In the performative installation Het Binnenhuis (The Interior), the structure of the Westeinde 31a house plays a central role. The house has been taken over by 14 performers for two evenings. The installation is a transitional area between public and private, a territory in which some spaces are closed and others are temporarily open to visitors. Everyone is welcome, but not all time and not everywhere.

Het Binnenhuis (The Interior) is a performative installation by Frans van Lent, developed especially for  …ism project space. The work will be on show on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March (Hoogtij # 56) from 19:00 to 23:00 h.

…ism project space, westeinde 31a, The Hague, Netherlands

Short-term memory
February 16, 2019

This morning we drove out to the fields.
We stepped out of the car and started to walk.
My camera was charged, and in it was an empty memory card.
During the walk I took photos of the scenery we walked through.
We walked for about an hour, then we sat down.

After a few minutes we walked back on the same route.
At every spot where I had earlier made a photo,
I now deleted that specific photo.
When we arrived at the car park, the card was empty again.
We drove away.

Open Studio Route Dordrecht
March 16/17, 2019
Singel 222, Dordrecht , Netherlands

My studio at Singel 222 will be open from 11:00 to 17:00.
On both days I will initiate a performative group walk,
starting at 13:00 h. at Hof, 3311 ES Dordrecht.
Please, feel free to join!

The Open Atelier Route is an initiative of Pictura and the Dordrechts Museum.

HANGAR Centro de Investigação Artística
April 1 – June 30, 2019

Rua Damasceno Monteiro, 12
1170-112 Lisboa, Portugal

HANGAR is an Artistic Research Center located in Graça, Lisbon. HANGAR includes a center of exhibitions, artistic residencies, and artistic studies. It is also a center of education, talks, and conversations that unify geographic locations, cultures and identities and stimulate the development of artistic and theoretical practices.
HANGAR also seeks to organize and produce the development of artistic inter-disciplinary projects and visual arts projects that focus on Lisbon as a central backdrop for contemporary culture.
HANGAR is an independent space managed by artists and curators. It is a place for experimentation, research, and reflection artistic practices. This space is a point of convergence of various areas of contemporary artistic processes.

From April 1st to June 30, 2019, I will be working as a residence-artist in a Hangar studio in Lisbon, Portugal.

A Myopic Street View
a collective visual research project for 3 to 15 participants.

Preparations:
A participant needs: a smartphone with camera and with WhatsApp installed.
One person starts a WhatsApp-group called: A Myopic Street View;
all participants become active members of that group.
All go to the starting point (the front door) of the art space.

The performance:
Go through the front door and choose a direction to walk.
Start walking and start making photos straightaway.
Only shoot objects or situations closer than 1 meter away. No overall views! No portraits!
Every photo should be send immediately to the WhatsApp-group, to make sure the right order is maintained. Do not send texts. Do not respond to the (many) photos you receive.
Keep walking and shooting, until the starting point disappeared from view. Turn around and choose (another) way back.
Continue shooting and sending until you arrived at the starting point. The performance ends when everybody has returned (and the last photo is sent and received).

A Scene #14

A Scene #14: Over and Under
On Saturday December 15, 2018 at 14:20 CET I waited for a tram in southern direction, at tram stop Leuvehaven (51°54’55.625″N, 4°28’56.857″E), Rotterdam. I stepped into the first arriving tram. The tram crossed the river Maas over the Erasmus bridge. I got off the tram at the first stop on the other side of the river: Wilhelminaplein (51°54’26.72″N, 4°29’34.756″E).
I then entered the Metro station and waited at the platform for a metro train in Northern direction. I took the first arriving train, and crossed the river Maas through the tunnel. I left the train at the first stop: Leuvehaven.

A Scene #14 – #1

On this website and on Facebook I announce small events that will take place at a certain location and at a certain moment in the near future.
Everybody is invited to be at the exact spot at the exact time to contribute to the scene with his/her own simultaneous activity (or inactivity).

A Scene #14: Over and Under
On Saturday December 15, 2018 at 14:20 CET I waited for a tram in southern direction, at tram stop Leuvehaven (51°54’55.625″N, 4°28’56.857″E), Rotterdam. I stepped into the first arriving tram. The tram crossed the river Maas over the Erasmus bridge. I got off the tram at the first stop on the other side of the river: Wilhelminaplein (51°54’26.72″N, 4°29’34.756″E).
I then entered the Metro station and waited at the platform for a metro train in Northern direction. I took the first arriving train, and crossed the river Maas through the tunnel. I left the train at the first stop: Leuvehaven.
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Open Performance Academy | Art Science Hunger
7 December 2018
20:00 -23:00
Worm-Ubik
Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam

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A Scene #12 – #1

On this website and on Facebook I announce small events that will take place at a certain location and at a certain moment in the near future. Everybody is invited to be at the exact spot at the exact time to contribute to the scene with his/her own simultaneous activity (or inactivity).
A Scene #12
On Saturday October 13, 2018 I walked on the Bergweg, Rotterdam (on the right site) in the direction of the Gordelweg, carrying a plastic bag with oranges. At exactly 14:20 CEST, I passed the corner of the Zaagmolenstraat (51°56’08.6″N, 4°28’35.2″E), in front of Bergweg 184 A, and at that exact moment the bag teared open and the oranges spread over the pavement. I then gathered the oranges, put them in another plastic bag and walked on in the same direction.
(this scene was a repetition of A Scene #1 of October 11, 2014).

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