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 a practice.
A World is not a call for a world with or without schools but an invitation to re-think what education is and should be.
A World premiered on 21 June 2013 at EY5 in Duesseldorf.
At the moment, it exists in the form of an audio recording for a visitor to an empty space with a view to the outside and a book. In future, it will also take form of an audio installation for your own room with a window, a live performance as commentary on any ongoing situation, an online page that collects images and comments on the manifesto’s distribution around the world, a ‘write-your-own-manifesto’ action for school children, free postcards distributed throughout the free-postcard holders in the city, a.o.
A World was first written for 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 Andrea Božić, Nicole Beutler and Marijke Hoogenboom. The marathon gathered some 25 art and culture practititioners and asked them to prepare a contribution in any format responding to the following question:
How would you like to live and work regardless of what you are already doing?
A World is part of the Intergalactic project which includes the performance Intergalactic (An Attempt To Overcome The Binary) by Andrea Božić, Robert Pravda and Julia Willms / Tilt. The performance premiered in Amsterdam (NL) in March 2013 and is on tour internationally from October 2013.
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.