WOW.26 / India 7.0

W:OW

The New Museum of Networked Art
is happy to announce the next WOW manifestation

WOW.26 / India 7.0
7 September 2019 in Kolkata/India
http://wow.engad.org/wow-26-india-7-0/

Contaminated Progress Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

List of videos

Robert Dohrmann (USA) – All Systems Go – Neil Armstrong, 2009

Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – 370 New World, 2014

Anna Garner (USA) – Sequential Interaction (USA), 2013

Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Fleeced,2009

Paul Turano (USA) – Toxic Red Sludge, 2010

Ben Fox (UK) – Recent Tactile Nonsense, 2012

Manuel Ferrer and Alena Mesarosova (Spain/Slovakia) – Irreal Time, 2012

Diego de Los Campos (Uruguay) – Still Life, 2012

Luis Patino (Spain) – Echoes of the Forest, 2012

Francoise Knoetze (South Africa) – Paper, 2012

Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Earth One Minute, 2013

Javier Velasquez Cabrero (Spain) – My City a Bit Cleaner From Advertising, 2012

Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – A Dirty Holiday, 2005

Claudia Borgna (It) – Sweep and Weep, Weep and Sweep, Under, Over, In, Out, Away, 2010

Carolin Koss (Finland) – Plastic Child, 2016

Francoise Knoetze (South Africa) – Plastic, 2012

Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009

harvesting plastic : exploring the human – technology nexus

Harvesting Plastic

Oakridge Foundation, Masterpeace , The Beach Warriors & Culture Monks in association with Sashaworld is delighted to invite your participation and presence at a special program which launches our project called ¨Harvesting Plastic¨ which examines the nexus between human and technology and particularly looks at the  situation of elastic in our lives and find ways to make Kolkata free of single use plastic waste and usage.

Venue : Sasha World, 27 Mirza Ghalib St, Kolkata 700016

Date : September 7, 2019 (Saturday) from 12 pm – 7 pm

RSVP : +91 8697919308

All are welcome to participate – maybe through poetry reading, singing, etc.

We are particularly looking at songs, poems, stories about harvesting, the autumn festivals, about our relationship with technology, the ills of single plastic usage and of course of love and longing.

About Harvesting

  1. The activity of collecting large quantities of information, especially automatically
  2. The activity of taking cells or other body parts from someone for medical use
  3. The activity of picking and collecting crops, or of collecting plants, animals, or fish to eat

(Camridge On line Dictionary)

Harvesting or reaping is a critical act in human existence. It is the time we take stock of our actual products which have emerged from a process . It is the outcome of our approaches and work. It is also the time for great hope, happiness & celebrations.

We celebrate the year long vicissitude with its share of hope, despair, longing and learnings , where the positive forces fructifies. But we celebrate both – the positive forces and the essential presence of the negative. It´s a time for art to express this tryst, this journey – it´s verisimilitude while raising the human spirit to an aesthetic high, to provide sustenance for the year ahead.

About Plastic & Plastic Waste

Technology has impacted our lives in an irreversible manner. It has been the force behind the course which humanity has charted in the last few centuries.

The term ‘’plastic’’ is derived from the Greek word ”plastikos”, meaning fit for moulding. “Plastic, polymeric material that has the capability of being molded or shaped, usually by the application of heat and pressure and has several uses.

Plastic products and polythene bags have transformed the way the architecture and design of human activity has evolved.

The world is short has become very plastic.

About Harvesting Plastic

Harvesting Plastic is a new quest – an urgent response to the non sustainable and mindless use of technology including single use plastic, to the detriment of this earthś environment and human existence.

As an evolution of the etymology of the word  ´harvesting´, it can now include the process of being responsible about the production, consumption and post consumptive handling of technological products including plastic and specifically single use plastic.

So we create a new ritual – a festival where we celebrate our relationship with technology and are ready to to responsible about its outcome in a manner where once again the positive energies will tip the balance in itś favour and bring prosperity, happiness and good health for the entire human race and this planet.

This is a project aimed at examining the usage of technology including plastic in our lives and the environment crisis caused by our indiscriminate and mindless use of technology including plastic waste & finding ways to replace or reduce the use of plastic and also cleaning up dry plastic waste.

Here we will start a process of picking & suitably disposing,single use plastic waste in various parts of Kolkata and initiate a civilian led movement to stop the use of single use plastic in Kolkata.

We will be using art intervention, social activism, voluntarism including monthly cleanups to achieve our purposes.

As part of the program in September 7, 2019, we will be

  • Inaugurating the project – Harvesting Plastic.
  • WOW Video Art exhibition curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne : A video art exhibition will be showcased – videos curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne from Germany, on our relationship with technology and environmental degradation.
  • Live Music and poetry sessions
  • Canvases will be painted live at site by experienced artists who are all past students of the Government Art College, Kolkata.

The following distinguished artists would be participating.

Sujarit Sircar | Saifuddin Ahmed | Amit Halder | Suprakash Nath | Subhendu Sircar | Sameer Roy | Abhijit Sengupta

The proceeds from the sale of paintings will be donated to a children cancer hospital.

About the Organizers

Oakridge Foundation

Oakridge Foundation is a registered society who are working towards proving the social and economic conditions in our society through various interventions including art based intervention.

Masterpeace

MasterPeace is a global grassroots not-for-profit peace movement.

In 40+ countries around the world, we engage tens of thousands of people (mainly the youth) via projects and campaigns based on local ownership and positive social impact.

The Beach Warriors

An Initiative taken by Khushiyaan Foundation to clean the beaches every weekend and public holidays. The only mission of the team is to fight against plastic pollution & save our oceans.

Sashaworld

Traditional techniques. Contemporary designs

For more than 40 years Sasha has been bringing Indian artisans together to create stunning handicrafts and exquisite fashion items. Behind each beautiful product is a commitment to building a thriving artisan community with healthy working conditions, fair pay and concern for the environment.

Sasha product lines cover a wide range of crafts and processes. These include handcrafted apparel, home textiles, furniture, gifts, metal crafts, jewelry, pottery, decorative hangings, natural herbal body care and organic food products.

Culture Monks

Culture Monks is a creative enterprise engaged with multiple forms of art and creative practices which are experimental and cross cultural in nature.

list of videos

Robert Dohrmann (USA) – All Systems Go – Neil Armstrong, 2009, 3:16
Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – 370 New World, 2014, 5:07
Anna Garner (USA) – Sequential Interaction (USA), 2013, 1:54
Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Fleeced,2009, 4:22
Paul Turano (USA) – Toxic Red Sludge, 2010, 5:00
Ben Fox (UK) – Recent Tactile Nonsense, 2012, 2:17
Manuel Ferrer and Alena Mesarosova (Spain/Slovakia) – Irrealtime, 2012, 3:30
Diego de Los Campos (Uruguay) – Still Life, 2012, 2:28
Luis Patino (Spain) – Echoes of the Forest, 2012, 6:52
Francoise Knoetze (South Africa) – Paper, 2012, 5:00
Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Earth One Minute, 2013, 1:42
Javier Velasquez Cabrero (Spain) – My City a Bit Cleaner From Advertising, 2012, 6:00
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – A Dirty Holiday, 2005, 7:00
Claudia Borgna (Italy) – Sweep and Weep, Weep and Sweep, Under, Over, In, Out, Away, 2010, 11:09
Carolin Koss (Finland) – Plastic Child, 2016, 12:11
Francoise Knoetze (South Africa) – Plastic, 2012, 5:00
Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28

Tomorrow is Opening Night The Universal Sea

Tomorrow is Opening Night!

There will be music masterfully played by Jameson Hubbs on drums made out of recycled propane tanks and an enthralling performance with ocean plastic artworks by Sarah Julig. Don’t miss your chance to meet the foreign artists and dignitaries who will be attending! Get your tickets here!The Universal Sea exhibition and book launch will kick off with an opening party in the picturesque Chinatown Central Plaza of Los Angeles. The celebration will present installations by international artists whose works have transformed consumer waste into powerful visual manifestos. Among these are Claudia Borgna’s ironically ethereal installation of plastic bags; Marcus Eriksen’s wall map, composed of colorful tiles of plastic debris that have been melted down and placed in the corresponding continents where they were collected; a glowing life-size animal made of plastic by Cynthia Minet; a statement by Antoaneta Tica in the form of a colorful dress of PET bottles; a virtual reality trash experience by film students from the Konrad Wolf Film University in Babelsberg, Germany; and more.Those attending the opening party of the exhibition and book launch of The Universal SeaPure or Plastic!? on August 8th are invited to participate in lively “trash talk” with guest host, Ed Begley, Jr., celebrated actor and passionate environmentalist, as well as with the artists and symposium speakers in attendance. There will be  new videos, a live performance by artist Sarah Julig, and a chance to experience a virtual reality world of trash. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, hot off the press; be entered into a raffle to win a unique artwork, and walk away with a bespoke MOoW tee-shirt. And to gratify an urge to shop, a selection of ingenious and unique creations will be available for purchase, including stylish bags made by Middle Eastern refugees on Lesvos from their abandoned life jackets. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Location: 
936 Mei Ling Way, 
Chinatown, LA, 90012


Parking:
On W. College St between Hill and BroadwaySchedule of events:Art Exhibition, Book Launch and Opening Party: August 8, 6:00-9:00pmChinatown Summer Nights: August 10, 5:00pm – midnight Symposium: August 12, 6:00-9:00pmClosing Party: August 17, 7:00-10:00pm

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The Universal Sea goes to Los Angeles

Click here to get your tickets and more information about the Fundraising Launch Party and Symposium!
Made Out of WHAT is bringing together artists, scientists, environmental leaders and activists from around the world in order to participate in an unprecedented series of events to celebrate the launch of the book The Universal Sea, Pure or Plastic?, the just-released 464-page manual on creative solutions to the problem of plastic pollution in our waters (published by the Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin)
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Artwork on display:

LAST COLONY

Installation made out recycled plastic bags

An upside garden, an artificial landscape, an organic growth, an exotic botanical species, the bottom of the sea, Hitchcockian plants, a swarm of flowers ready to kill (patriarchy), cotton, a caravan of melting snow, flocking polymers, a settlement of alien species, refuges, a divinity, a dominion, flora and fauna merging into a dreamland, time on its way to heaven, a particular kind of mould, a bacterial infection, bats, mingling microbes, a disease about to multiply and spread globally, white plague, white supremacy sperms, a cross-pollination experiment, seeking the sublime, the extinction of a white bear, jelly fish morphing for survival, an apocalyptic air filtering devise, a surveillance system, a pac of ears, a mob of eyes, molecules planning on suffocating you, a polyethylene outpost, particles saying I love you, the “deceiveness” of our times, a delusional mirage…is this the last colony, at last?
Outdoor & indoor, site specific, these bags in this shape, have travelled places and meanings, transformed and transforming. They have been attached to repurposed tree branches, metal wire, iced, planted and hanged, ready for becoming birds and bouquets, people and ballerinas, flora and fauna, creatures. Here is a brief history:
And They Lived Happily Ever After (2006), 1000 elements set in a large pond in Connecticut. Pilgrimage to Perdition (2007),1000 set in ice and snow in Dawson city, CanadaThe Usual Suspects (2007), against the wall in Dawson City, Canada,Gardening (2007), set in 1000 recycled yogurt containers in in Dawson City, CanadaRush Hour in Dawson City (2007), interacting with Martin Kippenberg’s World’s Underground piece Self Portrait (2007), hanged from the ceiling in Cleveland, Ohio.Then Snow Melts: Forever Spring (2008), on a large loan in Vermont (where they were mistaken as chickens).4th Dimension (2008), in conversation with a mirror to form an all immersive environment in Omaha, Nebraska.La Grande Abbuffata (2008), an overgrowth over a table in Omaha, 2008And They Lived Happily Ever After, Again (2018), popping out a loan in Los Angeles.Not For Sale! (2019) growing out of the ceiling in Oakland CALast Colony (2019), 72 question marks falling down in China Town, Los Angeles

Plastic Scream (Italy 2018), Digital print on paper limited edition 1/10 (printed 2019), 17X23″ – $1200
Save Me (Italy 2018), Digital print on paper limited edition 1/10 (printed 2019), 17X23″ – $1200
Peschetarian (Italy 2018), Digital print on paper limited edition 1/10 (printed 2019), 17X23″ – $1200
Peschetarian Blues (Italy 2018), Digital print on paper limited edition 1/10 (printed 2019), 23X17″ – $1200

Schedule of events:

Art Exhibition, Book Launch and Opening Party: August 8, 6:00-9:00pm.

Chinatown Summer Nights: August 10, 5:00pm – midnight

Closing Party: August 17, 7:00-10:00pm

Location: Gallery Old Arcade, 936 Mei Ling Way, Chinatown, Los Angeles

Symposium: August 12, 6:00-9:00pm / Location: Casa Italiana 1051 N Broadway, LA, CA 90012

Participating artists:

Dianna Cohen, Marcus Eriksen, Claudia Borgna, Cynthia Minet, Sarah Julig, Camila Magrane, Sutu, Chris Jordan, Judith Selby and Richard Lang, students of Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg/DE

Keynote Speakers:

Denise Domergue, Founder and Director, Made Out of WHAT

Captain Charles Moore, Founder, Algalita Marine Research Institute

Anna Cummins, Co-founder, 5 Gyres Institute

Dianna Cohen, Artist and CEO, Plastic Pollution Coalition

Nicole Loeser, Artistic Director, Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin

Dr. Angelica Boehm, Professor and Activist, Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Winter, Philosopher, Institute for Artistic Research, Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany

Kevin Patel, Youth activist

David de Rothschild, Adventurer, activist

Moderators:

Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer at UCLA and

Ed Begley, Jr., actor and environmentalist

We’d be very happy to meet you in Los Angeles or if you can spread the word of our mission.

You can get your tickets HERE. And more details about the program can be soon found HERE!

We wish you a great summer,

The Universal Sea Team 

The Universal Sea project, co-funded by the EU, is an attempt to explore new collaborations between the art world, science and entrepreneurship. It is an independent non-profit initiative coordinated by the Foundation for Entrepreneurship (Berlin, Germany), in partnership with the Center of Polish Sculpture (Oronsko, Poland) and Hybridart Management (Budapest, Hungary), in cooperation with EUCC-D(Rostock, Germany). The project was initiated by the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. (Berlin, Germany).

Made Out of WHAT is a non-profit organization founded to raise awareness about the challenge of industrial and consumer waste by showcasing brilliant, practical solutions from artists and designers around the world. Through exhibitions, videos, films, educational workshops, and multiple social media platforms, they broadcast true stories of committed human ingenuity and skill found today in design and art from around the world. Similarly, The Universal Sea just launched its first book, a guide to fight the plastic epidemic by presenting solutions from artists, designers, scientists, students from the four corners of the earth.

Teaming up on this special event, the two NGOs will gather together artists, scientists, environmental leaders and activists from around the world to participate in an unprecedented series of events surrounding The Universal Sea art exhibition: a book launch, symposium, dance party and more!

The event will kick off with an art exhibition and book launch of The Universal Sea, Pure or Plastic? The opening party will feature international artists who have transformed consumer waste into powerful visual manifestos, a performance, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and more.

The exhibition will be open for viewing during Chinatown Summer Nights, an evening of music and dancing on the Central Plaza with food trucks and shopping.

Our symposium will follow featuring a panel of distinguished speakers from around the globe addressing a spectrum of solutions to the plastic emergency. There will be artwork on display from a student competition entitled Junk Battle and more.

To wrap up the exciting event series, come to our Closing Party. There will be a trash Virtual Reality experience and live music played on instruments crafted from detritus.

Get your tickets for The Universal Sea: Art Exhibition, Book Launch and Symposium.

The Universal Sea project, co-funded by the EU, is an attempt to explore new collaborations between the art world, science and entrepreneurship. It is an independent non-profit initiative coordinated by the Foundation for Entrepreneurship (Berlin, Germany), in partnership with the Center of Polish Sculpture (Oronsko, Poland) and Hybridart Management (Budapest, Hungary), in cooperation with EUCC-D(Rostock, Germany). The project was initiated by the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. (Berlin, Germany).

MADE OUT of WHAT presents: The Universal Sea. Plastics/Environmental Art Exhibition – Opening Party, Book Launch and Symposium

Dear Friends,
I am delighted to announce that my work will be part of the Universal Sea event series organised and curated by MOoW . It would be wonderful if you could attend and spread the word to the world!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

August 8, 6:00-9:00pm. The Universal Sea Art Exhibition, Book Launch and Opening Party Location: 936 Mei Ling Way, Chinatown, Los AngelesTickets are available here: https://www.madeoutofwhat.com/tusbooklaunch
August 10, 5:00pm – midnightChinatown Summer Nights Location: 936 Mei Ling Way, Chinatown, Los AngelesFREE. Tickets are available here: https://www.madeoutofwhat.com/tusbooklaunch
August 12, 6:00-9:00pmThe Universal Sea Symposium 
Location: Casa Italiana 1051 N Broadway, LA, CA 90012Free for Students. Tickets are available here: https://www.madeoutofwhat.com/tusbooklaunch
August 17, 7:00-10:00pmThe Universal Sea Closing Party 
Location: 936 Mei Ling Way, Chinatown, Los Angeles Donations. Tickets are available here: https://www.madeoutofwhat.com/tusbooklaunc

June 25, 2019Tickets are on sale now for The Launch Party and the Symposium!
  
MOoW presents The Universal Sea: Art Exhibition, Book Launch and SymposiumMade Out of WHAT is bringing together artists, scientists, environmental leaders and activists from around the world to participate in an unprecedented series of events surrounding The Universal Sea art exhibition: a book launch, symposium, dance party and more!The event will kick off with an art exhibition and book launch of The Universal Sea, Pure or Plastic? The opening party will feature international artists who have transformed consumer waste into powerful visual manifestos, a performance, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and more.The exhibition will be open for viewing during Chinatown Summer Nights, an evening of music and dancing on the Central Plaza with food trucks and shopping.Our symposium will follow featuring a panel of distinguished speakers from around the globe addressing a spectrum of solutions to the plastic emergency. There will be artwork on display from a student competition entitled Junk Battle and more.To wrap up the exciting event series, come to our Closing Party. There will be a trash Virtual Reality experience and live music played on instruments crafted from detritus. Schedule of events:Art Exhibition, Book Launch and Opening Party: August 8, 6:00-9:00pmChinatown Summer Nights: August 10, 5:00pm – midnight Symposium: August 12, 6:00-9:00pmClosing Party: August 17, 7:00-10:00pm

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Black Watch

My dear artist friend Kathy Marsh from Belfast invited me to assist her facilitate art workshops for the passengers travelling to the Arctic Circle from Liverpool via Norway on the Fred Olsen’s Black Watch cruise ship.

It was a magnificent experience and met so many lovely people. The workshops were very well received and attended, so much so that we ended up organising little final show of all the works produced by the participants. Here are some of the artworks’ pics Kathy and I took.

26th Annual Kids Ocean Day

Los Angeles, May 23, 2019

Nearly 5,000 students, teachers and volunteers came together to clean the beach and form a giant aerial art piece celebrating this year’s theme of Care for What You Love at our 26th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up! Among the participants were 693 kids that were given the opportunity to experience the beach for the first time in their life. It was a day filled with fun and learning and every child left feeling more connected to the beach and ocean than when they arrived.