[artinfo] Open call: The W:OW Project - We Are One World

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne artvideokoeln at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 21:13:54 CET 2017

Open call
Deadline: 1 June 2017

The W:OW Project - We Are One World - 
is a global networking project to be realised 
between 2017 and 2022 in an exchange between 
virtual and physical space (online/offline) 
including artists, curators and cultural 
institutions from all parts on the globe.

The project initiated & curated by Agricola de 
Cologne, director of artvideoKOELN, is dealing 
with the most essential question of human 
existence, eg. the survival of the human species 
on planet EARTH - to be released in different 
presentation formats - a festival (video) - W:OW 
Art Film & Video Festival - travelling around the 
globe and the virtual and a physical exhibition 
open for a wide range of artistic media  - 
moving, interactive and static images - 
non-visual: soundart (video, netart, multimedia, 
VR, games, photography, digital image, soundart 

While "The W:OW Project" core does not include 
physical objects, the presentation format of the 
“exhibition", however, is offering the chance for 
invited curators to do so.

Participating is free of charge.

There is not doubt, that the current human 
civilization is about to destroy itself through 
itself. Many ancient civilizations were erased 
because they were extensively exploiting and 
misusing the natural resources destroying their 
nutrition fundament and own living habitat, the 
same way as we do on a much more radically global 
scale increasingly since decades. Do we learn 
from history?

Just some keywords: climate change, global 
warming, fresh water, military conflicts on water 
resources, migration, transmigration, refugees, 
respect, tolerance, new technologies, 
communicating media, populist and ant-democratic 
movements, exploition of natural resources, 
globally acting companies, habitable zones, 
future generations, global responsibility and 
many more.

The sciences have proved: we all  - whereever we 
are living on Earth - have the same one ancestor 
in Africa. It is not too late that we, eg. the 
whole mankind  - sitting in the same boat have to 
take responsibility for each other which is 
requiring the greatest common efforts to prevent 
the collapse of the biological, ecological, 
social and cultural systems on Earth, and save 
our planet as habitable not only for the living, 
but also the future generations.

“The W:OW Project" is inviting artists from all 
over the world working in different media to 
reflect Present and Future of our planet as the 
place where life as such, the amazing diversity 
of a magnificent nature and the human species had 
the chance to arise, where this human species 
made such incredible achievements during the 
civilisatory development until these days based 
on humanity, empathy and creativity, expressed, 
for instance, in art, the sciences and a free and 
open democratic society - We Are One World.

More details, the regulations and entry form can 
be found on netEX - calls & deadlines - 


The W:OW Project - We Are One World - 
is a common project by artvideoKOELN, The New 
Museum of Networked Art and invited networking 
instances (artists, curators & cultural 
<http://artvideo.koeln>http://artvideo.koeln - 
artvideokoeln (at) <http://gmail.com>gmail.com

WOW.01 / India

The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival @ Kochi Muziris Biennial 2016/2017

in the context of VIDEO Vortex XI - 23-26 February 2017

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