Category Archives: Projects

 The places where we are (or would like to be)
July 24, 2018

For this work I proposed to colleagues and friends that we held a (private) telephone conversation about The places where we were (or would like to be). We arranged for each call to take place on specific time slots on July 24th.  During a daylong walk in the Perigord, I called each of the participants at the agreed time and we talked a few minutes about the places where we were at that moment. During this conversation we sent each other photos of our surroundings (WhatsApp), creating an instant mix of both visual worlds.

Participants were:
Janet Meaney (at a guesthouse, Adelaide, Australia)
Lucien den Arend (in a hammock, Kangasniemi, Finland)
Maureen Bachaus (at the Airport in Köln, Germany)
Ienke Kastelein (in a garden, Roden, Groningen, Netherlands)
Steef van Lent (at the waterside, Rummelsburg, Berlin, Germany)
Witold van Ratingen (in a street, Utrecht, Netherlands)
Elia Torrecilla (near the village of Puebla de Sanabria, Zamora, Spain)
Daniel Pinheiro (at his home, Porto, Portugal)
Nico Parlevliet (in a hotel, Flores, Indonesia)
Andrew McNiven (at the seaside near Dunbar, Scotland, UK)
Kees Koomen (in a hospice, Cloitre St. Paul, St. Rémy de Provence, France)
Jacqui Orly (in her kitchen, Hayle, Cornwall, UK)
Joyce Overheul (in her apartment, Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
Sarah Boulton (in the streets of Glasbury, Wales, UK)
Juan Pablo Plazas Sáenz (in the streets of Sint Gilles, Brussels, Belgium)
Sophie Hadjipapa (at a carpark, Plati, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Maya Felixbrodt (in the street, Vienna, Austria)
Zoe Balasch (in the streets of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
Johanna van Overmeir (near the Schelde, Antwerp, Belgium)
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A Performative Walk 2
Performance project 

A performative walk as the base, as the method and as the outcome of a process of leading and following.
The work is a series of five successive daily group walks. 

Every walk starts at the same place and at the same time of the day.
Initially we repeat the route of the day before and then any participant can, at any moment, speed up to the front position and guide the group into another chosen direction. During the walk there is no discussion, nobody speaks, all decisions are made by moving faster or slower.
The walk ends when the group returns at the starting point.

A Performative Walk 2 took place from December 2 to December 6, every day 18:00 at Municipal Market, Nicosia (CY).
A Performative Walk 2 was part of Urban Emptiness Nicosia 2017.

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The Swap
Installation

Pictura, Dordrecht (NL)
April 8-May 14, 2017

The Swap was an installation based on the measurements and layout of the exhibition rooms of Pictura. This work was realised by plotting the rooms’ floor plans in identical sizes and compass points in natural reserve De Biesbosch.
A series of photographs was taken inside the projected floor plans and life-size prints were placed in the corresponding rooms in Pictura. This provided a tangible and physical connection between the Pictura rooms and the site in De Biesbosch.

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Call Again

On Friday 21 July 2017 I was walking near Ste. Orse in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, southwestern France.
I published an invitation to call me on that day between 13:00 and 14:00 (CEST).
When the telephone rang I did not answer the call but instead I made a photo of what I was looking at on that moment. I then sent the photo to the number that showed up on my phone.

I got 42 calls and sent 42 photos.

A Scene #1 – #11

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 #1
On Saturday October 11 2014, I will walk on the Bergweg (on the right site) in the direction of the Gordelweg, carrying a plastic bag with oranges. At exactly 14:20 CET, I will pass the corner of the Zaagmolenstraat (51°56’08.6″N, 4°28’35.2″E), in front of nr 184 A, and at that exact moment the bag will tear and the oranges will spread over the pavement.
I will then gather the oranges, put them in another plastic bag and walk on in the same direction.
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Unnoticed Art

Voorpagina 

Contents:
-preface,
-artist concepts/responses,
-essay Three Positions (Frans van Lent).
Pages: 74 (135 grs),
Size: 20 X 13 cms (7,9 X 5,1 in).
Edition: 300
ISBN/EAN: 978-90-808675-0-5
© Frans van Lent 2014
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TheConceptBank.org
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.