all:
book: bewegingen-movements Toine Horvers / Henk Geraedts 1990 - 1980 2019
book: bewegen - schrijven 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
schrijven 1

Etmaal voor Berlage


As part of the project 'Artists and the 50-year-old Berlage building', I was commissioned to come up with a temporary art installation based on the building itself.
For me, it was the Erezaal (Reception Hall) that most captured the spirit of this building, and possibly the architecture of Berlage in general.
The situation of the hall within the building, its dimensions, colour and incidence of light, makes it rise above its own architecture, giving it something spiritual and meditative.
I decided that a fitting tribute to this would be an demonstration of human energy and concentration: 'Day for Berlage' is a movement/sound sculpture where human voices are heard continuously over a twenty-four hour period, starting from silence at 00.00 hours, gradually increasing to a climax at midday and then decreasing to silence again at 24.00 hours.

Situation
The Erezaal, also know as the Reception Hall, has an open structure and may be accessed via the two stairways from the entrance lobby. The hall is lit from above: a 24-piece toplight captures daylight indirectly via a tower with windows higher that is not visible from below.
In the centre of this toplight is an awning which is secured to the tower; at first sight, it appears to float.

Planning for 'Day for Berlage'
Directly below the toplight are 24 chairs placed around a long table. On the table are 4 PC monitors facing in 4 directions. A computer program specially developed for this project measures and regulates the sound in the space over the 24-hour period via microphones installed in the space. The monitors provide constant information on the sound volume generated by the group as a whole.
The program allows for the sound of the voices to rise and fall gradually over the 24-hour period, something which the participants are scarcely aware of.

Organisation
My plan was for the lowest voice volume to come from 2 persons and the highest by 24. Each hour a new group takes over, comprising 2 more, and later, 2 fewer, persons.
In total, we needed 288 persons for the project.
We asked volunteers to take part via posters, adverts and radio announcements. I also drew in volunteers by giving readings about the project at art colleges.
People who expressed an interest were provided with detailed information and instructions, together with a timetable on which they were asked to specify their preferred time slots for participation.
I expressly opted for no rehearsals, so participants had to be clearly informed as to the requirements, with instructions such as:
- choose a volume that you feel you will be able to comfortably maintain for a period of one hour.
- after a sound period, take an equal period of rest.
- no sound variations or improvisations are allowed.

Performance
At 00.00 hours, 2 of the 24 chairs were occupied by 2 persons, each alternately producing a soft tone. The monitors showed whether the sound was producing the correct volume.
Each hour, a larger group sat down in position and took over the sound. This meant that the sound was constantly undergoing changes and variations, even though everyone was doing their best to produce as stable a tone as possible.
Having the group replace one person at a time meant that the sound did not have to be interrupted.
At 12 midday, all 24 chairs were occupied, with volume and tone at its peak.
After that, the entire process was reversed so that at 24 hours, two people were left in silence.

Technology: Steim, Amsterdam. Software: Vango's Zachte Waren.
This project was also made possible due to support from the Visual Arts projects section of the Ministry of Welfare, Health, and Cultural Affairs.

Following the '24 hours for Berlage' project, I produced a print on my own initiative, with the names of all 244 participants listed in order of appearance: this is conveyed as a light/dark/light movement on the sheet.
Print run: 40 signed copies.
Dimensions: 60 x 80 cm.

The 50th anniversary of the music department of the Municipal Museum of The Hague was also celebrated by the VPRO, which broadcast the sound of the voices over a 90-minute period on the programme 'Summertime' by Han Reiziger, interspersed with interviews with composers and visitors.
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year1985
date26.09.1985
locationThe Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag NL
performed by288 participants
photographyHenk Geraedts
further informationSound recording from live broadcasting for VPRO radio 'Summertime' by Han Reiziger
project or eventArtists and the 50 year old Berlage building.
technicalSteim Amsterdam. Software: Vango's Zachte Waren


© Toine Horvers:



etmaal voor Berlage
fragment, broadcasted live in VPRO Radio\'s Summertime between 1 and 2 pm