Without meeting Harmen de Hoop and Biancoshock will give eachother assignments to make an artwork in the city where they currently are. Every work will be a reaction to the one made before by the other artist. The documentation of their interventions and actions will be shown here.
18.02.2023 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: ADVERTISE SOMETHING.
BIANCOSHOCK: STOCKHOLM SYNDROME - INSTAGRAM, 2023 For years, out-of-home ADV has been kidnapped, absorbed and suffocated by the Web ADV. There are thousands of unused billboards on the streets, many of them still have old messagges inviting you to contact them for renting spaces that are no longer functional for customers. Biancoshock paid a sponsored post on Instagram (the most used social network for investing with Web ADV) to promote some billboards, creating a sort of Stockholm syndrome in ADV field: the victim, who initially hates and fears his executioner, ends up being attracted to him and surrenders to his power in a desperate attempt to survive.
29.01.2023 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT MIGRATION.
HARMEN DE HOOP: NO IRISH NEED APPLY - AARAU, 2023 Beginning in the 1840s, Ireland's rotting potato crops drove hundreds of thousands of its people to flee to the United States. There, Irish immigrants encountered housing and employment discrimination. Window signs read "No Irish Need Apply", but, as with the "No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs" signs in England, there is doubt whether these signs were really widespread or that their existence is mostly a myth. Irish Americans insist that they "remember" seeing these signs, but there are no contemporary or historical accounts of one of these signs at a specific location and no authentic sign can be found in a British or American archive. Of course, that doesn't mean that Irish people were not discriminated against.
04.01.2023 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT SOMETHING CATASTROPHIC.
BIANCOSHOCK: #31#1530 - MILAN, 2023 An unknown number of migrants arrive incessantly on the Italian coasts, hoping for a better future. Too many times an unknown number of people lose their lives on these dramatic trips. On an abandoned boat Biancoshock painted the national phone number 1530 preceded by #31# which is used to call as an unknown number the Coast Guard in case of an emergency at sea. The resulting phone number can conceptually be read as: "an unknown number of emergencies at sea".
10.12.2022 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK WITH TOYS.
HARMEN DE HOOP: TOY SOLDIERS - LUDWIGSHAFEN, 2023 Didn't anyone tell Vladimir Putin that invading another country is uncivilized, old-fashioned, and childish....?
24.09.2022 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: RENOVATE SOMETHING.
BIANCOSHOCK: CARS - MILAN, 2022 Transforming two disused machines into two toy cars. If you can't defeat the decay, make it more beautiful.