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This section of the website gives you all possible information on the research and projects done by Allard van Hoorn. For a complete overview of all exhibitions, workshops, bibliography etc. please refer to the section biography.

 
2012 _ Skies over Snaefell - de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - These are the skies over the mountain // volcano // glacier Snaefell in Iceland where Jules Verne starts his journey to the center of the earth, where NASA's astronauts train before going to the moon in 1969, or, if we didn't go, where Stanley Kubrick...
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2011 _ 005 Urban Songline - Gwangju Design Biennale 2011 - To enable the architecture to be listened to whenever needed, the site-specific structure of the Communities Section of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, the On-Site Hub, was interpreted during a live performance as a musical score derived from its shape.
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2009 _ 001 Urban Songline - Flux-S, Eindhoven (NL) - The tradition of the Songlines, a system for navigation and caretaking of their land among Aboriginal Australians, translated to mapping urban space by creating music from its topography, discussing how we use and experience the public domain and to what degree we can claim ownership over it.
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2008 _ MATCHMAKER - Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil & Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China - MATCHMAKER maps the cities of Salvador de Bahia and Shanghai identifying their colors by their Pantone® codes, investigating how language is used to create systems of reference and representation.
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2004 _ Urban Mandalas - El Forat de la Vergonya (The Hole of Shame) - Barcelona, Spain. The Tibetan mandala, a meditative circular drawing traditionally constructed out of colored sand-grains by Buddhist monks, translated into a western street version making the mandalas from many colored shopping bags stuck into fences.
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2012 _ 007 Urban Songline - Storefront for Art and Architecture - Façade and inner space of Storefront for Art and Architecture transformed into a musical instrument by stringing up the inner space allowing visitors to configure the panels and play the building. Contact-microphones connected to software generate endless personalized compositions...
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2011 _ 006 Urban Songline - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE - The staircase of the Pinakothek der Moderne is a mountain on the island of Yakushima in Japan. Dancer Stephanie Felber re-enacts a scene from Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore by taking a group of schoolchildren to gather mushrooms when...
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2011 _ 004 Urban Songline - A Vesper Songline - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL - For Hear It! Allard van Hoorn presents his new work A Vesper Songline which is an ode to the work 'Vespers' by Alvin Lucier. Vespers was composed in 1968 and is performed in darkness. Each performer is supplied with a Sondol (sonar-dolphin)...
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2009 _ 002 Urban Songline - Gasworks, London (UK) - Music created from a 'breathing' Gasholder tank in the South of London, designing a musical score from its different positions and animating from memory the movement over a three months period, which subsequently becomes a scenario for a song or 'Urban Songline'.
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2007 _ (re-) Creating History - The Moore Space, Miami - Investigating Miami as a place of blending cultures and transition by displacing a scene from Mongolia onto the local beaches. Two slides, scanned, enlarged and reproduced as props of a stage-play re-enact the scenes shot by the artist 11 years before in Mongolia.
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