NEW LIFE BERLIN
NEW LIFE BERLIN is a contemporary art festival dedicated to new modes of moving and existing. NEW LIFE BERLIN is curated from the participatory art community www.wooloo.org, and will take place in Berlin between 1st and 15th June 2008. In addition to the published program, the curators invite members of the online community to participate throughout the festival itself. By building participation into the program (while still retaining curatorial control), NEW LIFE BERLIN investigates the much discussed online community. How effective is this community? What binds this community together? What does 'community' mean today? Presenting projects from both artistic and sociological starting points, NEW LIFE BERLIN uses group participation to explore real-life cultural mobility. NEW LIFE BERLIN is an entirely artist-run festival. WOOLOO.ORG has chosen Berlin as the festival location because of its growing position as the preferred meeting place for cultural practitioners from around the world. Constantly exchanging experiences, ideas, and knowledge with other like-minded individuals within (and far from) the urban confines of the city, the artists of Berlin are forming and fortifying new human collectives that transcend the boundaries of citizenship or nationality. In this way, the city's artistic communities are building important models for understanding how new kinds of mobile, global networks are being established today. NEW LIFE BERLIN directly engages the effects of our unprecedented 21st century mobility and treats the exhibition venue itself as a network of past and future sites. Utilizing public spaces and soon-to-be-developed real estate for festival presentations, NEW LIFE BERLIN has taken up the challenge of connecting the transnational resources of WOOLOO.ORG with the physical geography of Berlin to address the mechanisms of globalization. In contrast to traditional art festivals and biennials, our aim is not to represent a set of cultural conclusions, but to create a model for a fluid cultural landscape. We invite you to join us in this challenge, and to participate in the projects that make up NEW LIFE BERLIN.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Abby Donovan, AIDS 3-D, Alexandria Clark, Alexis Zorbas, Ali&Cia, Amanda Gutierrez, Amenity Space, Anga'aefonu Bain-Vete, Ann Rapstoff, Anne Kathrin Greiner, Art & Economics, Art Haegenbarth, ArtSourceLab, Atya Grokhovsky, Barbara Rosenthal, Base North, Becky Yee, Benn Sena da Silva, Brian Peterson, Carali McCall, Carrie Villines, Cassio Vasconcelos, Catherine Hyland, Charlotte Morgan, Cheree Mack, Christa Holka, Christian Glass, Christina Irrgang, Christopher Anthony Harden, Cia de Foto, Claire Louise Staunton, Clare Carswell , Claudia Jaguaribe, Coletivo 01, David Baahm, Diane Arbus, Diane Busuttil, Douglas Gast, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, Elena Sorokina, Emily Paftter, Eve Hurford, Evi Lemberger, Fatima Miralda, Fedele Spadafora, Felipe Russo, Fiona, Franck Leibovici, Gaia Novati, Gordon Sasaki, Going Nowhere, Greg Stevenson, HACK.fem.EAST, Heiko Schmid, Iaab Cannabrava, Ilana Bessler, JJ Liu, Jiri Franta, Joanna Loveday Jo-Anne Velin, Joaquim Gromicho, Jordi Burch, Katerina Valdivia Bruch, Kathryn Fischer, Kristin Mueller, Laboratorio Berlin, Lars Vilhelmsen, Leo Kaanigsberg, Linda Kuncicka, Lucia Baruelli, Lucilla Kossowska, Luis Yrache, Marco Ponce, Maria Kjartansdottir, Mariana Viegas, Marie Christine Katz, Marie-Laure de Beausacq, Marisa Olson, Mary Kate Connolly, Mary Paterson, Martin Ullate, Martin Kaltwasser, Mattia Reiniger, Matthew MacKisack, Meagan Crook-King, Megan Smith, Michiru Nakayama, Mona Ruijs, Myles Tweedie, Naghmeh Sharifi, Nathalie DeBeaujeux, Nathan Fowler, Nathan Peter, Nick Tobier, Nicolas Silberfarben, No Fixed Abode, OIO, Patrick Grafneberg, Patrik Johansson, Paulo Batalha, Penna Prearo, Princess Aura, Queen Elizabeth (Shokufeh Kavani), Rachel Lois Clapham, Randolph Allbright, Regan McNeil, Robin McAulay, Rocco Rorandelli, Paz Tornero, Saatchi Online TV, Sabine Aichhorn, Sarah Stevens, Sasha Rudensky, Scott Kiernan, Scott Townsend, Sergio Zevallos, Silvina Der Meguerditchian, Shelton Walker, Sheffield University School of Architecture Students, Stefanie Schairer, Suzanne Caines, S4C, Taeko Nasu, Tatiana Bazzichelli, The Marionette Club, Travis Bickle, Tuca Vieira, Valerie Palmer, Virginie Lamarche, Why Waste, Yiftach Belsky, Zachary Johnston, Sara Andersdotter, Paul Glavey and more...