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Scores of Rotterdam

Excursion: 25 / 05 / 2019
Location: TENT

Go on an excursion with artist Mercedes Azpilicueta and urban planner John Bingham-Hall. In addition to the tour is also the performance Scores for Rotterdam on location by a Rotterdam choir.
Boarding location: TENT Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50 in Rotterdam.
Free access.

Architecture has an impact on the human voice. The urban environment not only influences what we hear but also how we can make our own voice heard. Mercedes Azpilicueta and John Bingham-Hall investigate through vocal experiments. They made sound recordings in three locations in Rotterdam with specific acoustics: the Wilhelminapier metro station, the Maas tunnel and the Mevlanaplein railway viaduct with its forest and concrete columns.

In the exhibition Post-Opera Azpilicueta and Bingham-Hall translated their experiments into patterns on textile, on which they marked architectural elements and sketched the dynamics of voices that arose therein. The canvases seem to reveal invisible bodies that become tangible through the voices that pop out of them.

TENT is the platform for contemporary art in the context of Rotterdam with exhibitions, new productions, educational projects, performances and events with makers from the city and beyond.
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Sculpture International Rotterdam manages the international sculpture collection of Rotterdam, brings it to the attention and develops a metropolitan international art policy.
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Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek

BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR advises the municipality, citizens and artists on the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art.
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Art Office mediates, informs and supports visual artists from Rotterdam with regard to their professional practice. For artists, institutions and individuals.
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