ANOTHER HURLING OF THE SILVER BALL
Another Hurling of the Silver Ball was part of an ongoing series of public art projects developed by Tate St Ives for, and with, the town of St Ives.
063 Urban Songline (Another Hurling of the Silver Ball) was part of an ongoing series of public art projects developed by Tate St Ives for, and with, the town of St Ives. Allard van Hoorn (b. Netherlands, based in New York) is a sound, installation and performance artist who creates choreographies for architecture, urban structures as musical scores, scenographies for the built environment, and scripts for investigating relationships to public spaces and nature.
Van Hoorn was inspired by the local St Ives Feast Day tradition of ‘hurling’, where a small silver ball is chased through the town as part of the celebrations. He reimagined this silver ball at a much greater scale, collaborating with residents and local organisations to create a unique procession that celebrated the communities of St Ives and their relationship to the town they call home. Many of these residents took part in the performance on 22 June 2019, and the project was experienced by around 3,000 people.
This project was supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Mondriaan Foundation.