By Way of Detour
Borgerstraat 24, Rotterdam
May 20-22, 11:00-19:00.
Presentation together with
Dagmar Baumann, Kathrin Wolkowicz and Heyer Thurnheer.
The studio will be open to the public daily from 11:00 to 19:00.
This means the artworks will be left alone sixteen hours a day .
With no one around, the works have no need to interact,
they will simply be objects without meaning, like any other.
I plan to visit the studio every night, to observe the works in their quietness.
In near darkness, I will document my observations on video.
In the morning, when the door opens to the public again, my observations will have become part of the exhibition.
La Biennale de Momon Symposium
Auditorium Dordrechts Museum
September 19 2021
photos © Nico Parlevliet
To conclude the La Biennale de Momon project,
a symposium took place at September 19 2021,
in the auditorium of the Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht (NL)
All participating artists presented their works and approached to the project
and a collective performance ‘Visual Works by Verbal Means’.
Added to the symposium programme was a lecture of Ruud Akse,
founder and artistic director of NP3 and core lecturer at Frank Mohr Institute,
about the meaning of the project theme within his professional environment.
The Festival of the Smallest
21 October 2020 ~
A month before we published this Open Call:
We are looking for the smallest, the quietest, the least, the narrowest, the slowest, the lightest, the shortest and the thinnest. If your work is barely perceptible by eye, by ear, by mind, yet unmistakably present, then we want to show it somehow.
We don’t want to predefine a format. It can be part of an exhibition, an evening or a magazine. It depends what you come up with …
Due to the revival of the pandemic, we present this festival online only.
Trevor Byrne, Clare Charnly, Maud Faassen, Tamara Jungnickel, Ienke Kastelein, Joshua Legallienne, Frans van Lent, Manuela Macco, MishMash, Nico Parlevliet, Patrick Quinn, ronnie s, Patrick Stefanak, Society of Smallness, Adriana Valls, Frans Verschoor, Wilma Vissers, Christine Wassermann, Ed Woodham.
3311 KV Dordrecht
The photo in this post is a cropped and edited still from the film
Powers of Ten (1977) by the office of Charles and Ray Eames for IBM.
La Biennale de Momon
January – June 2021
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), Martine Viale (CA/FR).
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
A new blog:
free zone for real people
I invite artists to show one work that was not shown before.
So far the blog shows works of Martine Viale and Annie Abrahams.
The Nieuwstraat is an average street in the city center of Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
The Nieuwstraat Festival took place on an undisclosed day in 2020 (June 20), between sunrise and midnight. The performances were carried out by volunteers, unannounced and with no explanation.
Taking place in everyday settings, the performances involve hiding the unusual within the usual. Passersby perceived the actions, but might not have recognised them as performance art.
The program consisted of works by:
Jessica van Deursen
Guillaume Dufour Morin
Laura Hyunjhee Kim
Frans van Lent
Maria Martens Serrano
Albert van der Weide