We started our workshop at Académie des Beaux-Arts Kinshasa right at the day after my arrival. It is a difficult time here: The election of the president of R.D. Congo takes place, and there is a lot tention in the air. On next tuesday, 6 December, the results will be anounced on television, and on this and on the next day, it is wise to stay at home. In the workshop, we are a group of 10 young men and one female student.
H-O-P-E at Ortstermin Kunstevents, Berlin Moabit 24. -25. 9. 2011. Talks and video improvisations, in front of a reproduction of the famous mural painting at the UN security council hall in New York. Further events and workshops in R.D.Congo and in Cambodia are in preparation. The results of these events become part of an interactive video installation, part of the exhibition UNITED NATIONS REVISTED, takes place at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Berlin, Galerie M, Berlin and Kunstverein Bonn in Germany in 2012.
Next event: In front of Galerie M in Berlin Marzahn, 26. Oktober 2012.
This is an open call for artists, writers, musicians, creatives of all kind from anywhere worldwide: Partizipate in the art project H-O-P-E !!!
This video reveals the scope and impact of the UNs work focusing principally on peace and security, development and human rights. It highlights the UNs role as a forum for united action for the common good, and for building partnerships to address problems that know no borders, like natural disasters and climate change.
A preview on a first module of the H-O-P-E installation. It was realized at a workhop in january 2011 with students Prof. Amrit Chusuwan at the Silpakorn University in Bangkok. The short video focus on the situation while the riots in Bangkok in 2010, when advisors of the UNITED NATIONS were invited to Thailand.