Debate online – Tribute to Julian B. Coco

Tim and Katrein Breukers were artists in residence in Hotel Maria Kapel in the little Dutch town Hoorn. For a period of three months they did research around the work of the musician and good friend of their grandmother’s, Julian B. Coco (1924-2013), trying to make a connection between his work and person and the place of residency. They brought people living in Hoorn in contact with the music of Julian B. Coco and made an exposition, which reflected those colorful and jaunty meetings.

The ‘Tribute to Julian B. Coco’ subsequently was the subject of the digital tool Debate Online, with which the Domain for Art Criticism aimed to give everybody involved in the exposition, including the artists themselves, a role in the reflection on the work.

Two critics involved with Domain for Art Criticism, Manus Groenen and Daphne Rieken, followed the working process and wrote a report which is a mix of documentation, critical review and theoretical analysis. The voice of every person joining in the debate could become part of their report, and in a very precise way, thanks to the way the tool Debate Online is built: the possibility to respond is connected to detailed fragments of the published text and not to the text as a whole.

Read the report Tribute to Julian B. Coco on

Supported by the Mondriaan Foundation and the Performing Arts Fund