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.
21.09.2020 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: USE A CARDBOARD TO MAKE A WORK.
BIANCOSHOCK: ONE KM IN REAL LIFE - MILAN, 2020 A road sign warns us that for the next kilometer we will find dangerous curves. As in real life, we are warned about the fact we will encounter several difficulties on our way. But how dangerous is the road ahead? How many "curves" on our way? With the help of Google Maps, Biancoshock updates the road sign indicating a more realistic route of the next kilometer of your life.
10.08.2020 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT A SONG.
HARMEN DE HOOP: GHOST TOWN, THE SPECIALS, 1981 - OLTEN, 2020 In 1981, when The Specials wrote this song, British cities looked like ghost towns due to an economic crisis, poor housing and high unemployment. In 2020, city centers start to look like ghost towns again due to all the closed retail shops. This time the reason is not a recession, but an increase in online shopping. What do we do with all these vacant shops? How do we revitalise our inner cities?
02.06.2020 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT MUSIC.
BIANCOSHOCK: THE SAME OLD SONG - MILAN, 2020 Transforming a popular expression into music. The result of the performance perfectly contrasts with the meaning of the expression.
31.05.2020 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT A VIRTUAL WORLD.
HARMEN DE HOOP: MUSIC FESTIVAL - PHOTOSHOP, 2020 No music festivals this year. So Harmen de Hoop virtually goes to the 1969 Isle of Wight festival and joins the 150.000 other visitors, to listen to The Who, Joe Cocker, The Nice, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Pretty Things, Free, The Moody Blues, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Tom Paxton, Pentangle, Indo Jazz Fusions, Battered Ornaments, Mighty Baby, Eclection, Aynsley Dunbar, Garry Farr, Edgar Broughton Band, Marsupilami, Julie Felix, Fat Mattress, The Liverpool Scene, Third Ear Band, Heaven, Blodwyn Pig, Family, Richie Havens, Martha Hunt & White Trash, Gipsy and Blonde on Blonde.
15.04.2020 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT FEAR.
BIANCOSHOCK: NETWORK SOCIAL DISTANCING - INSTAGRAM, 2020 Biancoshock applies the 1 mt social distancing imposed by Italian government into Instagram Stories. Utilizing a phone of 6,8 cm display width, he used IG Stories as a unit of measure to keep his message 1 mt away from his virtual 'neighbors'. The social distancing universally imposed to fight the virus contagion has further increased the fear we are living today. The fear of contagion is changing social habits: people limit their contacts and stay distant, moving their social relations on Social Networks, considered as the safest communication tool. Are we really sure that moving life into the virtual world is not even more fearful?
09.04.2020 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT A CRISIS.
HARMEN DE HOOP: THE FUTURE - OBERGOSGEN, 2020 At the turn of the millenium we had such high hopes. But 9/11 created a society of fear, the financial crisis of 2008 left us bankrupt, and the Covid-19 virus locked us in our homes. What will the future bring?
01.03.2020 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT A CONTEMPORARY TOPIC.
BIANCOSHOCK: RESTRICTIONS - MILAN, 2020 About new types of restrictions that will be reserved for us in the next years thanks to the Covid-19 virus.
20.02.2020 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT ART.
HARMEN DE HOOP: PAINTING IS DEAD - OLTEN, 2020 'The death of painting' is debated for almost two centuries now. In 1839, at the first glimmering of photography, the French painter Paul Delaroche said 'From today, painting is dead'. In 1921, Aleksandr Rodchenko pronunced his monochromes 'the end of painting', and in the 1960's Ad Reinhardt said 'I am making the last painting which anyone can make'. Unfortunately, that didn't seem to stop anybody. Today's painting is labelled 'zombie formalism' or 'zombie abstraction' (does it mean that painting is dead and walks around like a zombie?). The question is, are there still people interested in painting, who still believe it's alive? Come, sit with me around the fire and join the discussion about 'the death of painting' (or its rebirth).
20.01.2020 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: DEAL WITH A SOCIAL ISSUE.
BIANCOSHOCK: TRIPTYCH - PAVIA, 2020 Recently many factories have been closed due to the crisis, creating social and environmental damages. Institutions are unable to deal with this topic and they tend to promote decorative muralism as a vehicle to embellish this problem. Mimicking this policy Biancoshock used gold paint and metal chains to transform a corner of decay into an artistic triptych: The Triptych of Decay.
16.12.2019 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT PROPORTIONS.
HARMEN DE HOOP: HOW TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE - DULLIKEN, 2020 What can I do? How do I stop global warming? Is reforesting the best way to reduce my carbon footprint? Or is Homo sapiens just too big for this small planet?
05.08.2019 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT A FAMOUS PERSON.
BIANCOSHOCK: VILFREDO PARETO - MILAN, 2019 Biancoshock reinterprets the famous Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) invented by Vilfredo Pareto, one of the most important Italian economists and sociologists. The 80/20 rule stats that roughly 80% of the effects come from the 20% of the causes (click here for deepening). The Pareto Principle found application in a surprising multitude of fields and disciplines: in economics, in computing, in sports, in occupational health and safety. For this reason it became universally recognized. Biancoshock applied this rule to the Graffiti field to commemorate Vilfredo Pareto.