About the Unnoticed Art Festival
In 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, fitted 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 40 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. This way the public was not excluded, 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.
Unnoticed Art Festival #2
222lodge will organise a second Unnoticed Art Festival in June 2016 .
Please submit one or more concepts by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, place of residence, web-links and CV.
Deadline: 1 March 2016.
Dordrecht, ZH 3311 KV