Opening: Swarming Chants (3x3: Jan Adriaans I)

Jan Adriaans will create three new experiments for the 3x3 series. On the same night of his first experiment Adriaans' installation 'Swarming Chants' opens at V2_.

May 2019
18:30 to 21:00
location: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media
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In Swarming Chants, Jan Adriaans explores the powers that are released during the collective singing experience in a opera house, and compares it to the experiences one has in a football stadium. This installation is part of Post-Opera.


Contemporary art spaces TENT Rotterdam, V2_ Lab for the unstable media and Operadagen Rotterdam join forces for a collaboration resulting in a programme of live performances, a symposium and two exhibitions. Cross-connecting the perspectives of visual art, technology and opera, Post-Opera explores the changing relationship between the human body and the voice today.

Swarming Chants is on view until May 26. The exhibition Post-Opera at Tent is on view until June 30. For more information click here.


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

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.

Time & Entrance

Walk in from 18:30h, opening at 19:00h. Entrance is free.


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