all:
book: movement-sequences by Toine Horvers captured in photo-sequences by Henk Geraedts 1990 - 1980 2019
book: moving - writing 2019
Toine Horvers reading Hans Stevens 2018
book: liggen / lying 2018
Copying Charlois 2018
Double Spiral 3 2017
Rotation 2 2016
Rotation 3 for Tom Johnson 2016
Raag Suha 2016
Rotation 4 2016
DAY am/pm 2015
Rotation 1 2015
Language 2015
Arf Arf and friends 2015
Chartres, one voice 2014
real space/real time 2014
waves 2011 2013 - 2015
News of the world 2013
Chartres, one hour of sound in a Gothic Cathedral 2013
Mei, geluid van vogels.... 2013
words live 4 2013
one voice 2012 2013
Beijerkoppen 2012
One Voice (S. Vriezen) 2012
cd box Tochnit Aleph, Berlin 2012
Magaio Unison 2012
Zeetijding De Pavilljoens 2012
rolling 6 Luchtsingel 2012
singelstemmen 2012
zangvolgels (singing birds) 2012
magaio panorama 2011 = 2012
Copying as a ritual act 2011
Copying as a ritual act 2 2011
zeetijding Maassluis 2011
Vozes de Magaio 2011
Music & Film 2011
copying as a ritual act, publication 2011
Sound scape 2010
Bakkum Panorama 2010
Writing Lecture, performance 2010
Intimate Selfportrait performance 2 2010
Writing Lecture, publication 2010
Book Tor line Panorama 2010
Dordtselaanportretten Deventer 2009
Words Live 2 2009
Rite 3 2009
Nombres de Calles 2009
Words Live 3 2009
Book Names, sections of the Ear 2009
Tor Line Panorama 2009
Book Names: sections of the Head 2008 - 2009
Tim Etchells' selfportrait 2008
Tim Etchells` selfportrait, performance 2008
Doorzicht 2008
Names: Sections of the brain 2008
Dordtselaanportretten 2008
Words Live 1 2008
Panorama's 2007
Subway solo 2007
Light selfportraits live 2007
Lichtkrant (Light-journal) 2007
Eurasia Poznan 2007
Book Light selfportraits 2006 - 2007
Cross Fading Lights 2006
The Bible 2006
book: Inis Oírr panorama 2006
Book: Intimate selfportrait 2006
portraits (Kunstvlaai) 2006
Waves 2006
Subway NY 2006
Trajecten 2005
Intimate Self portrait 2005
Sub urban video lounge 2004 - 2014
sub urban video lounge 2004 - 2014
Subway 2004
Inis Oirr panorama 2004
Passers-by 2004
Scheepshoorn (ship's horn) 2004
hoi 2004
Names: head and neck 2004
Rubbings 2004
Passers-by: waves 2004
Limestone 2003
Clouds live 2003
Inis Oírr Panorama in four directions 2003
Het Heiligdom (Sanctuary) 2003
Passers-by: clouds 2002 - 2003
Hart-slag (heart beat) 2002
Clouds (Finnegans wake) 2002
Data 2002
Lokaal 2002
Names, Orbit 2002
Names The Brain EMC 2001
Zeetijding (Ship's names) 2000
Names: Head and Neck, colour 2000
Puszcza Bialowieska 2000
Stream 6 (Calveen) 2000
Dag- Nacht (Day-Night) 2000
Ulice Warszawy (streets of Warsaw) 2000
Rivierenland 2000
Names: sections of the ear 2000
Names: Mourne mountains 2000
Silence Gothique 1999
Paysage Sonore 1999
Sections of the Ear (anatomic library) 1999
Zeetijding, Performance 1999
IJsselstein Zenderpark (proposal) 1999
Names: Donegal north 1999
Passers-by: Dordtselaan 1999
Names, coronal and sagittal sections of torso 1998
Names, sections of the head 1998
Names: coronal of the body 1998
Names: ear/orbit 1998
Names, The brain axial sections 1998
Portraits 1998
Europa 1998
Portretten 1998
Names The head coronal and sagittal sections 1997
Names, sections of the Head 1997
names: city maps 1997
Portrait 1997
Registraties 1996
Names: sections of the head 1996
Names: the world meridians 1996
De huid van de Witte Dame 1996
Clouds 9 1995
Names: Crossing Australia 1995
Lecture7 1995
A passage way 1995
Stream 4 1995
Oíleain Arann 1995
Tivoli 1995
Stream 5 1995
rite 1994 - 2009
ringwave 5 1994
Stream 2 1994
Lecture 6 1994
Rite 2 study 1994
Sprong (Jump) 1994
Collection 1994
Rite 1 1994
Water levels: tidal areas 1990 1994
Ringwave 5 1994
Study for Rite 2 1994
Wasserstände Rhein Deutschland 1989 1993-1994
water levels rivers 1990 1993-1994
The weather in numbers 1993 - 1994
The bells of Voorne/Putten 1993
Europe 1993
Names: Tasmania 1993
Plan drawers 1993
Lezing 5 1993
De klokken van Voorne-Putten 1993
Clouds 7 1992
Waves 5 1992
Clouds rolling 1990-1994
The weather in text 1990 -1992
Clouds 4 1990
Lezing 1 1990
Ring 1990
Clouds 5 1990
Lichtwolken 1990
Pauken (Kettle drums) 1990
Lichtconstructie 1990
Lezing 3 1990
Crossing voices 3 1990
Clouds 6 1990
Tide 1990
Lecture 4 1990
Clouds 8 1990
Stimmen 2 1989
Schreiben 2 1988
Linia Dzwieku 1988
Wave 4 1988
Day (Beurs) 1988
Clouds 1 1988
Clouds 2 1988
Oktet 3 1988
Ringwave 4 1988
Vagues 1988
Crossing Voices 2 1988
Dziekanka 1988
Ringwave 2 1987
Ringwave 3 1987
Rolling 5 1987
Rolling 6 1987
Oktet, Welle für Kassel 1987
Durchschnitt 1987
Wielka 1987
Rolling 1 1986
Study for wave 1986
Twilight 1986
Stimmen 1986
Rolling 2 1986
Ringwave 1 1986
Waves 2 1986
Rolling 3 1986
Crossing Voices 1986
Rolling 4 1986
Etmaal voor Berlage 1985
Day 1985
balance 6 1985
meeting 1 1985
Wall 2 1985
Crossing 1984
Study for Crossing 1984
Wake 1 1984
Balance 5 1984
Balance 4 1984
Balonnen 1984
4 bewegingen 1984
Grenzen 1984
Towers 1983
Lifting 2 1983
Lifting 3 1983
lifting 1 1983
Balance 3 1983
Markeren (marking) 1983
Double Spiral 1 1983
Spiral 2 1982
balance 2 1982
Spiral 3 1982
progression 1982
Wall 1982
rolling 0 1982
Blok 1 en 2 1982
Projecties 1982
Spiral 1 1981
Size - time 1981
Hekwerk (fence) 1981
Bridge 1981
Bridging 1981
Kantelen (Toppling) 1981
Hoek 2 (Corner) 1981
springen 1981
Hangen 1981
kantelen (toppling) 1981
Segmenten 1981
hoek 2 1981
Trap (Stairs) 1981
Be-tekening 1981
Transformations 1980 - 2017
Talud 1980
Balance 1 1980
kijkvorm 2 1980
Schroef (Screw) 1980
Hoek 1 (corner) 1980
kubus 1980
van rond tot hoekig 1980
Sprongen 1980
Kijkvorm 1 1979
Entrees 1979
Self portrait expose yourself 1970
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Rite 3


Rite 3 is a time-based performance/installation in which singing voices, architectural space and the cycle of natural light fuse together.
In his performances, artist Toine Horvers has always had a preference for ritualistic form-elements: repetitions, patterns, circles and lines. He likes to refer to cyclical movements, like to changes in light during the course of a day. Next to this he likes to work with the voice as a medium to articulate time and space. He became interested in Gregorian music which is, from the perspective of religious tradition, indissolubly connected to light, space and time.
The books of Georges Duby made Toine Horvers aware of the relation between rituals and his own time and space pieces. Duby writes about the meditative, time neutralizing, workings of the prayer time cycles of monks, expressed in prayer, song and bell ringing:

“The life of prayer brought with it an uninterrupted experience of cosmic time. By conforming to its circular rhythm, by withdrawing from any disruptive coincidence, the monastic community already lived in eternity: they had, in reality, conquered death.”
From The Age of the Cathedrals. Georges Duby, 1976.

“The church service is, according to Bernardus, a memoria futurorum, a calling to memory of the things that are to come, through a strict order, the movement analogous to that of the stars.”
From Bernardus van Clairvaux and Cistercian Art. Georges Duby, 1979.

The form of Rite is based on the cycle of light in a twenty-four hour period and is performed in a space that is sensitive to light and sound. In the course of the day, at five set times and for an hour long, a song is sung by singers standing spread out through the space.
The five phases of light: night, dawn, daylight, dusk and night, are attuned to the times of sunrise and sunset on the day in which light and dark are in balance, around the 21st March/ September. A melody with a distinctive character is written for each phase. In addition to these character differences, the atmosphere of each session is determined by the time of day and therefore the amount of light that enters the space.
Each singer, or group of singers, starts to sing the same melody at a different time and keeps repeating it for an extended period. The overlapping produces patterns of sound in which the melody can still be recognised, but it also starts to live a life of its own. Also thanks to the acoustics of the space, the singing fuses together into a spatial sound texture, that forms a connection to the conditions of light. Through the individual timing, the exchange of voices and the influence of the duration and the weather, both the sound and light are continually subject to movement.
Through the autonomous character – there isn’t any structure or development that has to be followed – the work manifests itself as a sculpture or installation. Visitors have, because of this, the freedom to move around the space and to choose whether to stay or go.

year2009
date21.03.2009
locationLaurenskerk Rotterdam
brief descriptionA Performance/installation in which singing voices, architectural space and the cycle of natural light fuse together.
performed byCappella Gabrieli Chamber Choir under didrection of Maarten Michielsen
photographyToine Horvers (unless mentioned otherways)
further informationThe melodies are composed specially for this project by Joop Voorn on lyrics by Dick van Teylingen. The five moments of performance are based on the daylight calender of the date. Around the 21th of march and september light and darkness are in balance.


© Toine Horvers:
Midnight
© Toine Horvers:
dawn
© Toine Horvers:
dawn
© Toine Horvers:
dawn
© Toine Horvers:
midday
© Toine Horvers:
midday
© Toine Horvers:
midday, composer Joop Voorn and his wife Marijke
© Toine Horvers:
midday
© Toine Horvers:
midday
© Toine Horvers:
midday
© Toine Horvers:
dusk
© Toine Horvers:
dusk © Guus Vreeburg/Het OOG, Rotterdam. 090321
© Toine Horvers:
dusk © Guus Vreeburg/Het OOG, Rotterdam. 090321

rite 3 night 1
00.00 - 01.00 fragment



rite 3 dusk
06.00 - 07.00 fragment



rite 3 midday
12.00 - 13.00 fragment



rite 3 dusk
18.00 - 19.00 fragment



rite 3 night 2
23.00 - 24.00 fragment