Home » EVENTS » Currently Reading:

007 Urban Songline Allard van Hoorn at Storefront for Art and Architecture NYC Art Opening Tuesday 17th January 2012

January 17, 2012 EVENTS No Comments

20120117 120058 007 Urban Songline  Allard van Hoorn at Storefront for Art and Architecture NYC Art Opening Tuesday 17th January 2012

JANUARY 17th 2012 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18th 2012
Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare Street New York, NY 10012
www.storefrontnews.org
Latitude: 40.721514° N – 40.721384° N / Longitude: -73.997295° W – -73.996943° W

Storefront for Art and Architecture will present 007_Urban_Songline by Allard van Hoorn from January 18th – February 18th 2012. The exhibition is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York and will continue his series of works that explore the tradition of Songlines through a site-specific, newly commissioned work that will literally transform the Acconci/Holl façade into a sound instrument.

The origin of Songlines [or Dreaming Tracks] can be traced to Australian indigenous systems for navigation and caretaking of land achieved by mapping space through the creation of music based on the topography of land. Throughout the duration of 007_Urban_Songline, van Hoorn will create a series of Dreaming Tracks utilizing the changing morphology of the Storefront façade and the sounds emerging from the urban sonic context of the gallery.

The installation will consist of an interwoven network of strings throughout the façade and the gallery space that will transform the facade into an interactive, responsive musical instrument. Storefront’s façade contains 12 panels that pivot vertically or horizontally to open the entire length of the gallery directly onto the street. When a panel of the façade moves, the strings will physically activate the totality of the façade and acoustically transform the space of the gallery making the different spatial transformations audible for visitors. Visitors will become performers and will be encouraged to manipulate the installation as they transcend the space by moving the panels of the façade and stretching and playing the fields of strings with their bodies, thus constructing and transforming the acoustic and visual topography of Storefront.

The project will allow the visitor to experiment on an architectural scale the connection between sound, tension, materiality and space. PLAY Storefront as a musical instrument

Orchestrating the sounds between urban context and installation content, van Hoorn will strategically distribute a system of microphones throughout the different acoustic nodes around the gallery and its surroundings that will all merge into a synthesized, real time Songline audible to visitors in the gallery. The continuous Urban Songline produced throughout the length of the exhibition will be constantly streamed live and recorded and available in the Storefront Sound Archive.

For the opening night of the exhibition, van Hoorn will perform a concert of 7 Urban Songlines recorded in the space throughout the pre-opening days. In addition to performances held in the space throughout the length of the exhibition, Storefront will host events to discuss the theme of Public City Sounds; including a panel discussion moderated by the artist with sound engineers and architects. During the closing event, which will take place on February 18, 2012 at 7 PM, a live performance will mix different versions of the Storefront Songline that will then be cut live into vinyl and given away.

About the Artist
Allard van Hoorn is a Dutch contemporary performance, sound and installation artist collaborating across the disciplines of architecture, music, theater and design. Van Hoorn choreographs scripts and scenarios for the urban environment and spatial structures investigating the relationship between shared domains and the possibilities of negotiating co-ownership and appropriation of public space.

Van Hoorn has presented six exhibitions and performances that trace the tradition of the Songlines, including exhibitions at Flux-S in Eindhoven, NL; Gasworks in London, UK; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, NL; the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany and the Gwangju Design Biennale. 007_Urban_Songline will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York.

www.allardvanhoorn.com/
sample of the artists’ former Urban Songline projects

FAD NEWS

ART NEWS: GalleriesNow.net Launches: A revolutionary guide to the international world of contemporary art.

September 30, 2014

ART NEWS: GalleriesNow.net Launches:  A revolutionary guide to the international world of contemporary art.

Today (September 30th, 2014) is the launch of GalleriesNow.net, “A revolutionary guide to the international world of contemporary art.”

ART NEWS: Artist to build Temple in Northern Ireland.

September 30, 2014

ART NEWS: Artist to build Temple in Northern Ireland.

David Best, the artist behind the popular ornate temples at Nevada’s Burning Man Festival, has began crowdfunding for a similar structure in Northern Ireland.

FADNYC Top 5: ART BOOK FAIR

September 28, 2014

FADNYC Top 5: ART BOOK FAIR

Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 26 to 28, 2014, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. This year, the fair features over 350 booksellers, [...]

Don’t Miss Your chance to View a Vincent Van Gogh $50million @Sothebys

September 27, 2014

Don’t Miss Your chance to View a Vincent Van Gogh $50million @Sothebys

During the month of October you have the chance to view Vincent van Gogh’s Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies (1890) in Sotheby’s showrooms in London, New York and Hong Kong . It is estimated that the painting could sell for $50 million and the chances are it will be a private collector. So [...]

FILM PREMIERE: ‘MARC QUINN – MAKING WAVES’ @BFI London Film Festival

September 26, 2014

FILM PREMIERE: ‘MARC QUINN – MAKING WAVES’ @BFI London Film Festival

This is an intriguing film, an entertaining insight into the journey of one of the UK’s most collectable artists.

ART AUCTION : A New Fun Way to Buy Art , “An Immersive Auction experience” Bidders Bizarre.

September 25, 2014

ART AUCTION : A New Fun Way to Buy Art , “An Immersive Auction experience” Bidders Bizarre.

Bidders Bizarre is a live, theatrical and affordable art auction that reflects the vibrancy and originality of the work being sold.

Buy This Gold iPhone6 OR 8 Ryan McGinley Works Instead

September 24, 2014

Buy This Gold iPhone6 OR 8 Ryan McGinley Works Instead

Gold iPhone6 launched, but FAD thinks maybe we’d rather spend the cash at Christie’s this week…

FAD DAILY

FAD DAILY

Want brilliant, exciting and interesting art and culture news in your inbox every day? Course you do. Sign up to our newsletter below.

ADVERTISING