About the Unnoticed Art Festival
On May 17/18 2014 the 222lodge organised a festival for Unnoticed Live Art in the, till that moment undisclosed, Dutch city of Haarlem. 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, fits in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, remained unnoticed to bystanders.
Creating the concepts and executing the works were split. The artists sent their concepts more or less as manuals. In the festival the chosen works were carried out by a group of volunteers.
The volunteers had a double roll. They were participants as well as audience. They were responsible for realising the performances in the best possible way and, doing that, they could fully experience the works. In fact they became part of it. The public was not excluded in this way but it was actually embedded.
The location of the festival remained secret. That way the passers-by were accidental and without knowledge of the occasion.
They had their own aims, their own occupations, their own thoughts.
In the festival works were performed of:
Rafael Abreu Canedo (BRA), Sarah Boulton (GBR), Derek Dadian-Smith (USA), Craig Damrauer (USA), Dino Dinco (USA), Mr. and Mrs Gray (NLD), Linda Hesh (USA), Hiroomi Horiuchi (JPN), David Horvitz (USA), Daan den Houter (NLD), Jeroen Jongeleen (NLD), Ienke Kastelein (NLD), Jonathon Keats (USA), Joke van Kerkwijk (NLD), Kees Koomen (NLD), Margreet Kramer (NLD), Gavin Krastin (ZAF), Frans van Lent (NLD), Steef van Lent (DEU), Gretta Louw (AUS), Lilla Magyari (HUN), Maria Martens (SAV), Andrew McNiven (GBR), Janet Meaney (AUS), Tim Miller (GBR), Marnik Neven (BEL), Joyce Overheul (NLD), Nico Parlevliet (NLD), Malin Peter (SWE), Jess Rose (GBR), Julie Rozman (USA), Roekoe M (NLD), Joshua Schwebel (CAN),Edwin Stolk (NLD), Topp & Dubio (NLD).
Now finally the book/catalogue Unnoticed Art is published in an edition of 300 copies.
You can check the digital version at http://issuu.com/fransvanlent/docs/frans_van_lent__unnoticed_art
If you want to buy a hard copy, please go to http://fransvanlent.nl/?p=832