An interview with ‘Haagse Dingen’ about the Paperboat during the North Sea Regatta (in Dutch).
The presentation we held at Waterwheel on March 19th is online!
If you weren’t able to join us then you can watch it here:
We’ve sent the story about our paper boats to You’re being ridiculous a blog about amazing and weird stories.
And as it turns out, we’re completely ridiculous.
You can check out our contribution here:
Today the students of InHolland Rotterdam surprised us with their beautiful movies. Their assignment was to create a short corporate story movie for us. These were the first drafts, and already astonishing! It all looks very promising for the final movie!
Here are their movies:
Aissa Traore – The State Of The World
Wilja Buyse – The paper boat project Wilja
Pim van der Linde – Kijk naar mij – Paper Boat
Faricha Hamidullahkhan – MR&MRSGRAY_FARICHA
On May 17th and 18th 2014 the first edition of the Unnoticed Art Festival took place in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The festival is a concept of Frans van Lent, a Dutch performance artist, and was about artistic interventions and performances taking place in public space without framing it as art, thus by all probability being ‘unnoticed’. An interesting experiment: how would the public react to art performances and interventions they might not recognise as such? We we’re in for an exiting weekend, that was certain. All the artists invited didn’t knew until the very last moment which city we were heading for. It turned out to be Haarlem, a small city north of Amsterdam.
Our intervention was to leave tiny paper boats amongst the fall-out of our consumer society and other garbage which people tend to leave carelessly behind in cities.
Of course we were amidst a group of inspired and remarkable fellow artists, amongst other Malou van Doormaal who started the festival by shouting once and not uttering another word for the remainder of the festival, only to conclude the festival with another shout.
Marnik Neven pasted blanc paper on a wall in a tunnel underneath the train station.
And Jeroen Jongeleen marked an image with small poles in the grass and started to trace the image by running the alongside the poles to emboss the pattern in the grass, like an elephant trail. Mind you, he needed to run the same distance as a marathon to leave an imprint.
Adding to the suspense:
The announcement for the Unnoticed Art Festival in the Metropolis M.
On May 17-18 222lodge will be organising the Unnoticed Art Festival 2014.
We’re happy to announce that we will be a part of this year’s edition.
“The festival for Unnoticed Art 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, will probably remain unnoticed to bystanders. The location of the festival will remain secret. That way the passers-by will be accidental and without knowledge of the occasion. They have their own aims, their own occupations, their own thoughts.
The final meeting of the festival (including re-enactments and the presentation of the book Unnoticed Art) will be at Pictura Dordrecht, August 31st 2014!”
If you like the concept, please help to realise the festival with a small donation.
So be warned! You might just encounter a performance or a work of art without noticing it!
Other participants are: Rafael Abreu Canedo, Sarah Boulton, Derek Dadian-Smith, Craig Damrauer, Dino Dinco, Mr. &Mrs. Gray, Linda Hesh, Hiroomi Horiuchi, David Horvitz, Daan den Houter, Jeroen Jongeleen, Ienke Kastelein, Jonathan Keats, Kees Koomen, Margreet Kramer, Gavin Krastin, Steef van Lent, Gretta Louw, Lilla Magyari, Andrew McNiven, Janet Meany, Tim Miller, Marnik Neven, Joyce Overheul, Nico Parlevliet, Malin Peter, Jess Rose, Julie Rozman, Roekoe M, Joshua Schwebel, Jack Segbars, Edwin Stolk, Topp & Dubio.
Today we’ve started a new project: Sowing for a Better Future.
During this project we’re going to sow and plant fruit and vegetables everywhere in our environment.
Due to draughts and other climate related effects, food prices, especially fruit and vegetables will rise with an average of 35% this year. The oils prices will also rise, implicating the costs of food transport will also contribute to the increased food prices.
Put that on top of a financial crisis, when more and more people are out of a job, or are facing a decline in income, and we have a serious problem on our hands.
In stead of complaining we went out to do something, so we’ve decided to sow heirloom seeds of edible plants in our environment. This way we also hope to spread non-GMO vegetation in our environment.
Not just for our limited budget, but for everyone. We hope that other people will follow and turn our mono-cultured neatly clipped parks cultivated solely for aesthetic reasons into vegetable patches.
So the plants are there to be harvested for anyone who can find them. Because we’re not making little gardens in urban environments, but we’re sowing between existing vegetation. We’re sowing near to trees, bushes, public benches, places a sowing machine can’t reach.
This way hope to avoid over-enthousiastic Parks Department people with shuffles and mowing machines. The upside is we think they are relatively save, the downside is the plants are not that easy to find. Because how do you recognise a radish in the wild or distinguish a carrot from other members of the Flowering Plant family without digging it out? And mind you, there are some deadly poisonous members amongst them.
A lot of people (ourselves included) haven’t got the knowledge anymore to recognise edible plants. Some people can’t even recognise a raspberry when it grows on a bush and is not conveniently packed in a plastic box.
So it’s a good reason for us to polish our practically non-existent knowledge of our native plants!
On March 29th we participated in the ‘Blijf weg van het Malieveld‘ happening again, an ongoing experimental exhibition/workspace between 11 and 12 at the Malieveld in Den Haag. Other participating artist were: Topp&Dubio, Kees Koomen and Ellen Rodenberg
Today we executed the performance ‘One’.
In ‘One’ we draw a circle by means of our combined body movements and water.
The performance was inspired by artists like Rembrand van Rijn and other old masters, who used circles in their work to demonstrate the skill of the master.