By clicking on the links below you will find all the images, video and texts on the different works.
 
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.

 
2016 _ 039 Urban Songline (Panoptic Footnote) - Bucharest Biennale 7, Bucharest, Romania - For the Bucharest Biennale 7 I translated a composite image of the 360-degree view from the former fire-watchtower Foisurol de Foc in Bucharest into a billboard....  
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2016 _ 038 Urban Songline (ZamZam) - Marrakech Biennale 6, Marrakech, Morocco - This Urban Songline was executed as a choreography for ZamZam translating the pattern of holes in the medina wall in combination with the shapes of the resulting water-splashes....  
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2015 _ 034 Urban Songline (Water Score) - 14th Istanbul Biennale, Parallel Event, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey - This Urban Songline (Water Score) is a commission and acquisition site-specifically developed as sound-. and video work....  
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2015 _ 029 Urban Songline (song for Beyaz Gül) - 14th Istanbul Biennale, Parallel Event, Chapel of the Dutch Consulate, Istanbul, Turkey - This is a song for Beyaz Gül, the mistress of Cornelis Calkoen who died of a broken heart when the Ambassador was relocated in 1743....  
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2014 _ 024 Urban Songline - ISCP - Brooklyn, US - An installation of copper tape on walls that starts in the artist's studio and continues outside into hallways and staircases. The strip of copper tape, 6 inches high, connects people inside and outside the studio creating an electric....  
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2014 _ Dancing the Weather in All the Rooms of My House - ISCP - Brooklyn, US - A performance piece that lets an invited dancer interpret the weather patterns like humidity, temperature & air-pressure measured through a Portable Weather Station in different....  
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2014 _ 022 Urban Songline - CentroCentro - Madrid, ES - There lives a ghost in CineBogart. It is a ghost in a machine, now that all livelihood has died down in its decrepit shell. The 'ghost in the machine', Ryle's critique of the notion that the mind is distinct from the body....  
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2014 _ 018 Urban Songline - Focused Artist - Art Rotterdam, NL - Transforming the original fuse-box of the Van Nelle Factory into a musical instrument during a live 45-hour concert as I processed the specifically created piece 'Hidden Concert for Alarms, Screams....  
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2014 _ 021 Urban Songline - Blaffer Art Museum - Houston, US - This performance is based on light-filters I created from matching film gels with the light emanating from the paintings created by Mark Rothko for the Rothko Chapel in Houston. These filters were subsequently....  
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2012 _ The First Time the World Was Made... - URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina - The first time man made the world he made it by walking. The pathways people traveled wore out and became the primal architectural interventions in our landscape. These were the first....  
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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....  
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2011 _ 008 Urban Songline - Novy Most / Space Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia - The sounds produced by Novy Most in Bratislava, the largest singe-span suspension bridge in the world, transmitted by Viennese Free Radio Orange 94.0, received back and ....  
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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....  
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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....  
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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....  
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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 from colored sand grains by Buddhist monks, translated into a western street version making....  
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2016 _ 048 Urban Songline (Sedimentation Script) - 1st Yinchuan Biennale - On occasion of the 1st Yinchuan Biennale the architecture of the Yinchuan MoCA as design of its sedimented surrounding wetlands is activated by 343 high-powered flashlights tied to 7 dollies moving....  
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2015 _ 032 Urban Songline (Excessive Machine) - 2nd Tbilisi Triennial - The score that is played by Doctor Durand Durand on the Excessive Machine in the movie Barbarella (1968) is made into physical notes that are reconfigured by local dancers forming new chords that....  
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2015 _ 030 Urban Songline (Vortex Rattle) - Event presented in the framework of the 12th Bienal de la Havana - The Convent of Santa Clara in Havana's Old Town falls under the jurisdiction of the Vatican with the according laws. To guide a visitor transitioning....  
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2015 _ 028 Urban Songline - Fondazione Pistoletto - Biella, IT - US - The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on....  
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2015 _ 025 Urban Songline - PRAVA Festival - Rockville, MD - US - For PRAVA Festival the 6th floor of a building site was translated in an Urban Songline for Roller Derby Girls as they described the 360-degree glass surrounded 'arena' in a specifically designed....  
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2014 _ Time Traveler - ISCP - Brooklyn, US - In this performance an actor that is not recognisable as such wears a perfume that is synthesised accurately to represent the smell of a forest floor after rain. The actor, lingering in the studio and other spaces in the building....  
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2014 _ Sunsets - ISCP - Brooklyn, US - These paintings represent our collective sunsets as they exist on the internet | After being pixelated the individual pixels are matched and poured over with household paint of the Dutch Boy™ color system on panels measuring....  
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2013 _ Grounding Floor - Galerie Donatz After loosing my taste and smell entirely in Munich twice whilst working there, returning to me instantly when I got out on an airplane, I decided to make an entire floor out of conductive copper-tape to live on during my following stay....  
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2014 _ 020 Urban Songline - Rosenthal Contemporary Art Center - Cincinnati, US - For 'Buildering: Misbehaving the City' with a.o. Los Carpinteros, Monica Sosnowska & Hector Zamora several local dance groups turn Zaha Hadid's 'Urban Carpet' design for the building into....  
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2013 _ 016 Urban Songline (for reverberating room) - Parallel Event to the 13th Istanbul Biennale - A test-room for sound-proof-ness of architectural designs hidden in the 'dungeons' of a 250 year old university building brought to life as an active voice through reworking....  
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2012 _ 013 Urban Songline - Galeria Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires - The original floor plan of the (gallery) space redesigned as a hrönir of a 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 11th and 12th degree as described in Jorge Luis Borges in Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by a local graphic designer....  
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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....  
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2011 _ 006 Urban Songline - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE - The staircase of the Pinakothek der Moderne is the mountain on the island of Yakushima in Japan. Dancer Stephanie Felber re-enacts a scene from Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore taking a group of....  
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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....  
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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....  
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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....  
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