[NetBehaviour] Call to Artists and Curators for Participation
olga.panades at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 11:35:40 CEST 2009
Originally posted in Networked_Performance
New Life Copenhagen :: December 9-18, 2009 :: Call to Artists and
Curators for Participation: New Life Happenings + Documenting Change.
New Life Copenhagen is a contemporary art festival powered by the
participation of Wooloo’s worldwide users. It is organizing 5.000
people living in and around Copenhagen to open their homes to 5.000
environmental activists during the United Nations (UN) Climate Change
Conference in Denmark. Utilizing this large-scale human meeting as its
exhibition platform, New Life Copenhagen invites artists and curators
to submit work proposals in the two Open Call categories NEW LIFE
HAPPENINGS and DOCUMENTING CHANGE.
NEW LIFE HAPPENINGS
Propose a happening or event for 10.000 participants in Copenhagen
during the UN Climate Conference. Your concept should involve
collective action and will be implemented alongside New Life
Happenings by artist groups Superflex (DK) and Signa (DK/A) among
Proposals should focus on the collaborative power of 10.000 people and
should question the cultural habits of those involved. Selected
proposals will be practically implemented in Copenhagen during the
festival period in collaboration with our partners.
By asking artists to develop happenings for a new life - and then
request that the 10.000 participants realize them - NEW LIFE
COPENHAGEN aims beyond the traditional art exhibition to become an
active organizer of experiments in civic engagement and social
How can we document a project like NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN and evaluate
its outcome? Artists, curators and researchers from all fields are
invited to submit proposals to be implemented in the evaluation of the
project's final impact. Budgets should be within a 100.000 Euro limit.
Selected applicants will be invited to present their proposals at the
art and architecture exhibition “Sustainable Communities” taking place
at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin in October 2009.
Olga P Massanet
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