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Jan Adriaans, 'Swarming Chants', at V2_

exhibition: 03 / 05 / 2019
Location: V2_

Swarming Chants is based on sound recordings of football fans from different parts of Europe. This work investigates how football songs spontaneously burst out during competitions and grow into a collective singing voice, without a specific body or epicenter. Jan Adriaans sees this in connection with 'swarm intelligence', the group behavior that can also be seen with a flock of birds or a school of fish. Characteristic is the unconscious process in which the behavior of the individual becomes part of the group dynamic.

The opening will take place on Friday 3 May V2_, mhe opening performance Operatic Chants in Three Acts: Act I. V2_Lab for the Unstable Media. Free access.
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