3x3: Jan Adriaans - Swarming Chants III

After two fun and successful experimental evenings, Jan Adriaans returns to V2_ for his last 3x3!

Jul 2019
18:00 to 21:00

The evening will build on ideas that Adriaans explored in his installation Swarming Chants, which is based on sound recordings of various football fans from across Europe. The work explores how their chants spontaneously erupt during football matches and become a collective singing voice. Adriaans exposes the power of this collective voice by turning its swarm dynamics and affective impact into a unique sonic experience, which also evokes the peculiar vocal power of operatic choirs.

There will be a perfomance by the choir: 'Kracht van Samenzang', led by Cora Schmeiser. Performance starts at 19.00!

|| 3X3 ||

Experiments are an essential part of every art practice. Even more than the end results, experiments, bèta versions and try-outs offer an inside look on how an artist thinks and works. Therefore, the experiment is made central in 3x3.

V2_ offers three artists the space, time and resources to develop three experiments. Every first Friday evening of the month the public can witness one of these experiments live. A unique experience, since no one knows what experiments will lead to…


Jan Adriaans is a visual artist who through video, sound and performance, shows the idea of a human as an independently operating entity as an illusion. By drawing a parallel with the animal, the set of constraints we are subjected to become more apparent. The human Self; a mechanism without free will, but with the capacity to form narratives as a political force.

Adriaans’ often uses the camera to capture modes of behaviour within specific power relations, in an attempt to cut through to the overlap of social and neurological patterns and abstractions in the emergence of thought. Art can make these patterns tangible and detectible through its aesthetic representations.


Every Friday the Kunstblock art venues in the Witte de Withkwartier are open in the evening. Visit MAMA, TENT, WORM, V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and CBK Rotterdam’s collection of art in the public space.


We are open between 18h & 21h, entrance is free!

Document Actions
Document Actions
Personal tools
Log in