May 9, 2008 - NEW BERLIN FESTIVAL: WOOLOO.ORG - Call All Artists
May 9, 2008

Call All Artists

NEW BERLIN FESTIVAL: WOOLOO.ORG Call All Artists

Organized by WOOLOO.ORG and BERLINAUT

www.wooloo.org/festival

FESTIVAL FOR NEW MODES OF MOVING AND EXISTING
NEW LIFE BERLIN is a contemporary art festival dedicated to new modes of moving and existing.

Curated from the online art community WOOLOO.ORG, NEW LIFE BERLIN aims to connect the critical resources of a global network of artists with the physical geography of Berlin, as Europe’s pre-eminent centre for cultural production.

NEW LIFE BERLIN is taking place in Berlin from June 1-15, 2008 in collaboration with BERLINAUT.

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS
The NEW LIFE BERLIN artistic program is focused on participation and is open to proposals from
international artists

By inviting participation (while still retaining curatorial control), NEW LIFE BERLIN will investigate the much discussed ‘online community’ – How effective is this community? What binds this community? What governs it? In contrast to traditional art festivals and biennials, NEW LIFE BERLIN will not represent a set of cultural conclusions, but create a model for a fluid cultural landscape.

Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply for participation in the various NEW LIFE BERLIN projects. All applications must be made online at www.wooloo.org/festival

FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Participation in the NEW LIFE BERLIN artistic program is open to artists and writers and is structured along three main themes:

Transnational Communities. What do ‘community’ and ‘identity’ mean today? Presenting projects from both artistic and sociological starting points, NEW LIFE BERLIN will use group participation to explore real-life cultural mobility.

Artistic Social Responsibility. What is the relationship between cultural practitioners and corporate entities in the new millennium? How does contemporary cultural production relate to the concept of “Corporate Social Responsibility”?

Participation and Intervention. How do participatory arts practices affect the socio-cultural environments in which they take place? How and why can local audiences become involved in artists’ projects, and what does their involvement mean in terms of civic engagement and social empowerment?

Please see www.wooloo.org/festival for additional information.

BERLINAUT NETWORKS
NEW LIFE BERLIN is part of the new BERLINAUT initiative that serves to advance transnational networks in Berlin and promote professional artistic collaboration.

BERLINAUT is established by the Danish Ministry of Culture in close collaboration with the Danish Arts Council and the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin. The purpose of BERLINAUT is to create greater synergy between Danish, German and other international practicing artists in Berlin and support the development of new
artistic networks.

CONTACT
Further information on NEW LIFE BERLIN and BERLINAUT can be found on the websites www.wooloo.org/festival (English) and www.berlinaut.dk (Danish and German).

For any questions about NEW LIFE BERLIN, please contact Katrine Clausen: contact@wooloo.org / phone: +49.(0)30.6676.3097
WOOLOO.ORG, Choriner Strasse 85, DE-10119 Berlin

For further information about BERLINAUT, please contact Tine Bredo: info@berlinaut.dk / phone: +49.(0)30.5050.2000
BERLINAUT, The Royal Danish Embassy, Rauchstrasse 1, DE-10787 Berlin

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