The 1st Festival of the Smallest (2020)
We are looking for the smallest, the quietest, the least, the narrowest, the slowest, the lightest, the shortest and the thinnest. If your work is barely perceptible by eye, by ear, by mind, yet unmistakably present, then we want to show it somehow.
We don’t want to predefine a format. It can be part of an exhibition, an evening or a magazine. It depends what you come up with …
Unfortunately, this last promise could not be kept. Due to the revival of the pandemic, we can only present this festival online.
Nevertheless, we believe that this inevitability has turned out to be a quality.
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or click the name of an artist:
Frans van Lent
Society of Smallness
Trevor D. Byrne is an artist and filmmaker whose work playfully explores narrative, language, technology and other tools humans use to make and communicate meaning. His short works have screened at venues including AFI FEST and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He holds an MFA in Film & Media Arts from Temple University and lives in Los Angeles.
At this scale it can no longer raise you up above the others. Maybe it’s grown so small, so lightweight, so easily broken, that it’s lost the power to exhort us – to compete – to achieve.
But maybe it’s grown small enough to enter our veins.
watercolour on paper, 2019.
86 x 61 mm
Regularly recurring themes in her work are man and nature and their mutual relationship. By means of silent stories, but without it being unambiguous what happens, she tries to depict a feeling, a situation, a desire, still and poetically.
Tamara Jungnickel (1968) graduated from the Royal Academy in The Hague, lives and works in Dordrecht.