The launch of the Paperboat race at the North Sea Regatta

On the 8th of June we launched the ‘Paperboat Race’ together with Duurzaam Den Haag at the North Sea Regatta in Scheveningen. Caspar Bouman kindly agreed to be our test pilot, because it was the first time our little Paperboat was launched in salt water.
But it withstood the sea remarkably well!

You can read the interview here:
http://nsr.nl/2014/casper-bouman-doopt-paperboat/

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Or watch the reportage here:

Waterwheel presentation

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:

http://water-wheel.net/media_items/view/4873

 

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You’re being ridiculous

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:
http://yourebeingridiculous.com/the-print-edition/14017987

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Students from InHolland

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

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Unnoticed Art Festival 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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Unnoticed Art Festival 2014

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.

Unnoticed Art Festival from Frans van Lent on Vimeo.

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.

Sowing for a Better Future

Today we’re Sowing for a Better Future again!

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We have just sprouted String beans ready to venture into the wild, and small Paksoi and Chinese cabbage plants.

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And the first Radishes are popping up!

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We’re curious if our little plants will survive!

Sowing for a Better Future – Malieveld 19 april 2104

On April 19th we participated again in the ‘Blijf weg van het Malieveld‘ happening, an ongoing experimental exhibition/workspace between 11 and 12 at the Malieveld in Den Haag. Other participating artist were: Topp&Dubio, Kees Koomen, Ellen Rodenberg and Leontine Lieffering.

Today we continued with our project ‘Sowing for a Better Future’.
We planted radishes, carrots, marigolds, sunflowers and red peppers along the borders of the field.
We’re curious to what will happen!

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