A World is a manifesto in the form of an artwork that changes format depending on the context it is placed in by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms. The manifesto is an artwork and the artwork is a generator.
A World premiered on 21 June 2013 at EY5 (a former Joseph Beuys gallery) in Duesseldorf. It so far exists in the form of an audio installation for a visitor to an empty (gallery) space with a view to the outside, a book, an intervention into the Big Amsterdam Art Calendar 2014 on May 1 (International Workers Day) with a page: A World With No Time, a radio broadcast for one’s own room with a view, a book within a book ‘art of lawlessness’, a live performance as commentary on any ongoing situation, a.o.
A World is neither a utopia nor a dystopia. A World is an invitation to re-think the world by undoing. A World is a proposal for an ongoing practice.
A World was first written in 2012 within the context of a 36-hour marathon titled Eight Hours Do Not Make A Day within the framework of We Live Here – AnAcademy 2012 an artistic exchange platform initiated by Nicole Beutler, Andrea Božić and Marijke Hoogenboom. The marathon gathered some 25 art and culture practitioners and asked them to prepare a contribution in any format responding to the question:
How would you like to live and work regardless of what you are already doing?
A World is part of the Intergalactic Constellation which includes the performance Intergalactic (An Attempt To Overcome The Binary) by Andrea Božić, Robert Pravda and Julia Willms | TILT and a composition for a global orchestra The Smallest Sound At The Biggest Distance by Robert Pravda | TILT.
A World is made possible by the financial contribution of the Mondrian Fund. Intergalactic Project is made possible by the financial contribution of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the SNSReal Fund.
Listen to A World at Radio Futura (at 2:33) here