Harold de Bree on, The electronic circuit board works series: titled ‘Atmospherical Disturbances 1-13’

On display at Pulchri studio's until 6 Juni 2021

Cupper as a conductive metal on which ‘codes’ are splashed and painted, even scratched.
On which the changing light brings a kind of sinister visible noise.
Codes disguised as neat abstract paintings.
Dark abstract landscapes, underwater worlds.
The resonance of electronics in the atmosphere.
The ominous feeling one gets looking at them.
The sounds of coded messages send by numbers stations, the meaning long gone, if there was any.




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HUMAN BOUNDARIES Singelpark Leiden 2020

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work for the Dutch Consulate In Istanbul


Hok Gallery Exhibition SSIXS

'Atmospherical disturbances' 1 to 7


Hok Gallery Exhibition SSIXS

'Atmospherical disturbances' 1 to 7


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Natasja Alers en Harold de bree performing at Manifesta12 'DEATH BY DEMOCRACY'

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Vantage Point
A position or place that allows you a favourable overall view of a scene or situation. On both sides of the DMZ loads of watchtowers were erected, also along the coastline watchtowers can be seen. the inside of the watchtower houses something else entirely. A fully working sauna is installed in the tower. Wooden benches line the walls and the narrow lookout slit will give a full view over the frosty sea.

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Marquetry work made with veneer. Apparently two skeletons of Adam and Eve with a mushroom cloud in the background as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. the apple swapped for the planet Saturn, the god of time.

A work which uses WW1 Dazzle camouflage patterns, on a train carriage at the Haydarpasa Terminal ( Gar skKadikoy, Istanbul),to make the viewer aware of the limitations of their visual abilities.Continuing this path of thought one only wonders what other fields of the mind can be tricked and are prone to deception. In fact the reality around us is never fully visualised by our brain. And our mind wonder back and forth in made up pasts and imagined futures, and almost never find themselves in the ‘presumably’ continuingly onward going now. Returning to ‘DISRUPTIVELY MISLEAD’, what else may lurk between its disruptive lines?

TRON Recogniser "Happy Like Yesterday" NEST

Marqueterie piece 45x60 cm in wood veneer.
Geronimo is de name in Arabic, written above the skull and bone sign. Its the code name for the dead or capture of Osama Binladen. And the name of an other freedom fighter and indian leader. so time for an other conspiracy theory.
Shown at Castrum Peregrini during the show 'Read My Lips" curated by Paco Barragan.





from harold de bree on Vimeo.

Machines of Loving Grace,
a collaboration with Mike Watson, video and editing Antti Tenetz


Movable monument at Charlie Smth gallery London for 'The Great War' show.

foto Astrid Hulsman boven

My collapsed Bailey Bridge At the Gemeente museum in The Hague.


Harold de Bree Joan’s Carvery Performance
(for Joan of Art project curated by Mike Watson / curator in residence)

With Fondazione Gervasuti - who host the Maldives Pavilion - at the Venice Biennale.

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The The Fieseler Fi 103/FZG-76 (Vergeltungswaffe-1, V-1)

Maldives Pavillion, 55 bienal venice, SOS Sauna boat, contemplating on and the prevention of
the sinking of the Maldives by the rising sea level.

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Performance site at Aral Sea, Morse coding the beginning of "The old man and the sea" by Hemingway.
Check the Performance

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Installation at Platform57 Ruiterstandbeeld KONING WILLEM II



Installation at U.H.M. Steel Construction no.1 2012

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Entrance B4 Installation in the streets of Amsterdam Zuid during ArtZuid. 2009

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M1 SS11 Baileybridge Made for Manifesta7 Bolzano 2008

The Collection. Installation during the FUTURE OR RUIN exhibition at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON 2009

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TYP XVII made in the pond in front of The Gemeente museum The Hague 2005


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