Allard van Hoorn

about the author

Allard van Hoorn (29 February 1968, Leiden, NL) is a performance, sound, and installation artist who creates work that examines our relationship with urban landscapes and our systems of classification. He visually and acoustically translates the built environment and nature to call into question our preconceived notions and perceptions of the spaces we inhabit. His work has been and will be presented in biennials and triennials such as Bucharest (art, 2016), Tbilisi (art, 2015), Havana (art, 2015), Istanbul (art, 2015 and 2013), Gwangju (design, 2011), and Shenzhen (urbanism and architecture, 2013) and in institutions such as Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, and Rosenthal Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. He has tutored at the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. He has created content for publications such as Domus, Volume/Archis, and Urban China.

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Independent sound artist, NL


Urban Songlines: Reterritorializing Public Space by Translating Buildings into Music
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: architecture, site-specificity, sound installation