The Unnoticed Art Festival


On May 17/18 2014, the 222lodge organised a festival for Unnoticed Live Art in at first an undisclosed Dutch city, at last we know: Haarlem. 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, will probably remain 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. 
These volunteers have a double roll. They are participants as well as audience. They are responsible for realising the performances in the best possible way and, doing that, they can fully experience the works. In fact they become part of it. The public is not excluded in this way but it is actually embedded.
The location of the festival was 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 festival showed works 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 Meany (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). 

About my contribution
On a large location two people are making, by giving each other instructions by phone, the word ‘THOUGHT’ according the plan I made. In Haarlem were the two people: Heekyung Ryu and Ton Kraayeveld, date: May18, 2014, location: Stationsplein, Haarlem.