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.
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.
06.06.2019 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT AN ANIMAL.
HARMEN DE HOOP: AT HERGE'S GRAVE - BRUSSELS, 2019 Georges Remi (22 May 1907 - 3 March 1983), known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for creating The adventures of Tintin. He is buried at Uccle Dieweg Cemetery in Brussels. From now on Tintin's dog Snowy will faithfully guard his grave.
03.05.2019 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK WITH SOMETHING OF THE PAST .
BIANCOSHOCK: THE LION - MILAN, 2019 Between the 60s and the 80s the lions statues represented a symbol of the city, they were present in most of the historic buildings of Milan. Today they remain negleted, unobserved and invisible object. Biancoshock expresses his respect towards a symbol of the past using a modern greeting gesture.
24.04.2019 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT A CHILDHOOD PASSION .
HARMEN DE HOOP: MY LIFE AS A CAVEMAN - ORTAHISAR, 2019 As a child Harmen de Hoop made lots of campfires, pretending to live in another time and another place.
28.03.2019 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: DO SOMETHING WITH A PHOTO OF ONE OF YOUR OLDER WORKS .
BIANCOSHOCK: FIRST STEP - MILAN, 2019 Biancoshock retraced the photo of his first graffiti and, after 24 years, he is back at the same wall to recreate the same graffiti.
12.03.2019 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A DIGITAL WORK .
HARMEN DE HOOP: THE WHITE CUBE, 2019 Harmen de Hoop curated a solo show of works by the Italian street artist Biancoshock in one of the Gagosian galleries in London.
20.02.2019 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK USING A TOY.
BIANCOSHOCK: BRAIN-TEASER - MILAN, 2019 Biancoshock reproduces the Magic Rubik's Cube using the IG lay out. Social Networks focus only on the aesthetic side of the reality, but behind these virtual entities there is a tridimensional world full of problems that need to be solved everyday.
22.01.2019 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT A JOB-SEEKER.
HARMEN DE HOOP: SEASONAL WORK - TWANNBERG, 2019 Seasonal employment is very common at farms. Because farms are busier at certain times of the year, many hire workers to work during a specific season, for example during the harvest time. Harmen de Hoop is applying for a winter job.
14.01.2019 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE.
BIANCOSHOCK: SGOMBERO - MILAN, 2019 Biancoshock collected more than 150 pcs of the same flyer which invites people to call the phone number for low-cost removals ( 'sgombero' means 'cleaning out' ). In recent years this type of announcement multiplied due to the italian crisis. After removing the leaflets the artist re-fixed them to a wall composing the phone number printed on the flyers. The intervention emphasizes the urgent need for an immediate job.
08.01.2019 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK IN AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD.
HARMEN DE HOOP: MY LIFE AS A SCARECROW - TWANNBERG, 2019 Winter in Switzerland. Google Maps: 47.114555, 7.155790
06.12.2018 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK IN A SMALL VILLAGE.
BIANCOSHOCK: ONTHEGROUND - MACCASTORNA, 2018 Biancoshock visited Maccastorna (with its 73 inhabitants is the 11° smallest village in Italy) and he reproduced the iconic Subway M1 using some hay bales found in an agricultural field. The intervention ironically emphasized the difference between the limitations typical of the country life and the stress of living in a wide metropolis.