extended deadline: 1 June 2017
Call for entries

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The W:OW project
http://wow.engad.org

is a global networking project in an exchange between virtual and physical space (online/offline) including artists, curators and cultural institutions from all parts on the globe. The project dealing with the most essential question of human existence, eg. the survival of the human species on planet EARTH. The project will be released in different presentation formats – a festival (video) travelling around the globe and the virtual and a physical exhibition using a wide range of artistic media (moving, interactive and static images – non-visual: soundart) – directed and curated by Agricola de Cologne. Participating is free of charge.

This call can be found also on http://wow.engad.org/2016/11/23/open-call/

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 increasiingly since decades. Do we learn from history?

Obviously not! These days, one of the keywords is the human made global warming and the climate change which has already currently most dramatic effects on the global living conditions. The destructive effects on nature can be observed anywhere. The rising temperature on earth causes the glaciers melting worldwide increasing the water level of the oceans, on the other hand the freshwater resouces are dramatically decreasing on all continents, for example, in the Andes, where the ice and the glaciers are particularly fast melting or Africa and Asia where the desert is rapidly progressing leaving no water to the inhabitans any more.

It is just consequent that people leave their home in order to survive elsewhere. A big share of the currently more than 60 million refugees worldwide belong to these migrants. In future, more and more areas on Earth will become inhabitable enforcing more and more people to start migrating .The shrinking water resources have additionally the potential for military conflicts.

Even it is the nature of the human species to be curious and explore the unknown far beyond the horizon, generating as a natural consequence a kind of globalization, it is an advanced globalization these days initiated by the new techniologies and communication media making people anxious they might loose their identity and privileges, and populist political movements try to manipulate and misuse the emotional uncertainty of these epople to destroy all the real civilisatory achivements made during the past decades and centuries, by reviving most destructive ancient nationalistic, extremist, fascist and even terrorist ideologies which have the potential to catapult the human civilization back on an pre-industrial stone-age like state, while the true problems of global and local nature leave, however, unresttrained escalating.

After the genetics have proved, that the entire human species, no matter were people live on the globe has the same one ancestor in Africa, it is not too late to recognize that the entire mankind, thus we all – being brothers and sisters – are sitting in the same boat and have to take responsibility for each other – this is particularly good for those people living in the rich Western countries, and it requires the greatest common efforts to prevent the collapse of the biological, ecological and social 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 disciplines 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.

Regulations

1. Participating is free of charge.

2. Deadline: 1 June 2017

3. Each artist may submit up to 3 works, also in different media.

4. additionally or sepeately also a personal textual statement may be submitted as plain email text (max. 1000 words, English or German)
regarding the topic: We Are One World (English or German) to be published online and exhibited as a part of the show.

5. For submitting, please cut and past the entry form below and send the form including the download links as plain email text and attache the requested screenshots (min 3, video
size 1920×1080) – or object views (min.3, object 1920×1080). Please rename the images, by using – your name / title of work / 1,2,3…

7. Any additional attachement (digital files) have to be zipped, renamed – by using your name / title of submission – and made available for download via WETRANSFER – www.wetransfer.com,
videos maybe alternatively also posted on VIMEO for download.

8. Art works may be submitted in following media–>

digital
moving imagevideo , animated contents welcome!(, duration: min. 1 minute, max. 10 minutes, preview: size min. 720×576 (480) px, preferred HD, mp4 or mov (H264 codec), PAL & NTSC – exhibition: HD or SD, mp4, mov (H264), mpg2 (DVD), avi (H264) – we are looking for videos using the audio-visual medium in an innovative way, transporting the W:OW topic in an challenging way – from the experiment to new forms of documentary.

digital
static imagephotography & digital print (preview: size width 1024 px, resolution 96 px – exhibition: size A3, 300 DPI, PNG or TIFF – if selected the image will be printed for exhibition purposes by the organiser)

digital
interactive imagenetart – online/offline multimedia – Virtual Reality – game art (resolution up to 1920&1080, preview online – exhibition: a selected project including all files will be hosted by artvideoKOELN international)

digital
non-visualsoundart (mp3, max 10 minutes duration)

physical objects
the submission of physical objectsinstallation (video, electronic, mixed media) – is possible under certain conditions. If a physical exhibition of “The W:OW Project” is scheduled in a country, artists living in the respective country may also submit physical works. So, submitting is only possible on request and the work to be installed needs to be fully documented – see also 6) above.

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Entry form,
please use for each submission a separate form

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artist/author

full name
home address
email
URL
short biography/CV (not more than 300 words in English)

Work

title
medium (photography & digital print, video, netart, game art, soundart, textual statement, physical object)
year
size
duration (video)
dimension (object)
URL for download
work description (no more than 300 words in English)
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Confirmation/authorization:
The submitter declares and confirms
that he/she is holding all author’s rights
and gives permission to include the submitted work in the exhibition
in virtual and physical space and use images (screenshots, object views etc) for non-commercial purposes free of charge.

Signed by (submitter)
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Please cut and paste this form and send the complete submission,
including artist CV and statement as plain email text
and attachement, eg. the requested screenshots/object views

to
artvideoKOELN@gmail.com
subject: We Are One World