October 6 2017, 20.00
Denial as the Leading Principle
June 24 – June 25, 2016
Unnoticed Art Festival #2
Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Performance ‘Attitude’ by Kees Koomen (2014) photo: Nico Parlevliet
The Unnoticed Art Festival is a festival for unnoticed live art and took place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The Unnoticed Art Festival 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, remains unnoticed to bystanders.
Creating the concepts and executing the works are split. The artists sent their concepts more or less as manuals. In the festival the chosen works will be carried out by a group of volunteers.
The Parallel Show is a series of impromptu performances, of occasional collaborations of performance art practitioners.
The Parallel Show takes place unexpectedly at and around public exhibitions at art venues.
The Parallel Show will not be announced, no invitations will be sent.
The Parallel Show is an initiative of the Unnoticed Art Festival
The Conceptbank Festival Package
In the spring and summer of 2015 TheConceptBank will be present at various festivals. Sometimes it will show up as officially invited participant, but most of the time it will be unnoticed as every other paying guest. At strategic spots on the terrain we will create a mobile office to share our performance concepts freely with the interested public. We have the aspiration to get as many works performed as possible. Continue reading
June 6, 2014
Some time after the successful Unnoticed Art Festival we started up the preparations of a new initiative called TheConceptBank.org.
TheConceptBank.org is a platform to present new works of contemporary live-art in an original and innovative manner.
The bank is filled with concepts of many artists; these concepts are written as simple manuals. Visitors of the site are able to choose a concept and print it to carry out the work on a time and place of their choice.
After performing the work, the user is asked to send his/her written experiences which will then be forwarded to the artists.
Theconceptbank.org is a non-profit initiative, the use of the databank will be free for everybody. The concepts are licensed under Creative Commons.
November 21 2014,
Singel 222, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
We asked artists all over the world to submit a video work, àny video work.
We did not intend to make a choice on the basis of our personal preferences or a premeditated subject, we simply accepted the main stream of submissions. That main stream led us through the project of selection.
We follow the drift and we will see where it brings us.
By the sweat of your brow..
House of the verger, Museumstraat 65, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
June 7, 2014
© The Unstitute
Together with God also the verger disappeared, but his house still breathes the traces of a subservient existence.
With performances and video 14 artists show what binds man to the earth.
By the sweat of your brow.. is a presentation within the framework of the Urban Explorers Festival 2014
May 17 – May 18, 2014
Unnoticed Art Festival
© Theun Okkerse
The Unnoticed Art Festival is a festival for unnoticed live art and took place in an undisclosed Dutch city. The Unnoticed Art Festival balanced on the line between public and private. It showed artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fit in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, remained unnoticed to bystanders.
Private home, Dordrecht, the Netherlands,
During “Urban Explorers Festival 2013” Inside Stories was set within the walls of a private home, behind closed curtains, hidden from prying eyes of the street. The occupant was absent but her personality was perceptible in all objects. In the rooms six artists showed works about worlds behind the frontdoor.
© Reynold Reynolds/Patrick Jolley (USA) : Burn (2002)