"Through The Eyes of Lonnie Holley": a guided tour through Utrecht as part of our Untitled program

"Through The Eyes of Lonnie Holley": a guided tour through Utrecht as part of our Untitled program

Sat Nov 3rd

Next week, we'll present our newest satellite event, 'Untitled', with one of the goals being 'an exploration of other artistic expressions by festival artists'. As part of Untitled, we will present a guided tour through Utrecht by acclaimed visual artist, improvising musician and 'Lover of Mother Universe' Lonnie Holley. Led by the man himself, this tour will show you the many unique ways of how Holley experiences his direct living environment. In our view, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you can't miss.

Since 1979, Lonnie Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. His artistic expressions directly reflect the environmental and political state of our cities and earth today.

"But there is something about watching him sing or make a sculpture or tell a story or do all of the above at once that’s markedly different from looking at one of his pieces in a gallery or listening to his record at home. Sometimes it’s the simplest gesture. Back on the tracks, Holley’s eyes alit on a signal post. The metal box had mostly been stripped, and Holley quickly wove three thick wires through the latch. After bending one down himself, he had me and Ledbetter do the same. Then he took a step back and explained that what we had just done was called a collaboration, and that anytime we came back, we would remember what we did together." - New York Times

What's exactly going to happen during this guided tour is hard to predict. But knowing Holley, it's going to be otherworldly experience that will give you a sneak peak into his wondrous mind and will show you Holley's unique vision on the world around us.

Other activities as part of Untitled include Black Chords, an installation by French ‘post-conceptual’ artist Saâdane Afif; a conversation between Hodan Warsame and Beverly Glenn-Copeland; A Future Feminist Discussion with Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine; and (The) Night Flight, an exhibition various mediums by Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley and H. Hawkline. 

Lonnie Holley' guided tour takes place Friday, 9 November, from 14:00 - 15:30. All of the Untitled events are accessible to visitors with any festival wristband, but please note that this tour has limited capacity. Sign up between 5-7 November via bit.ly/lgwlonnie.