swarm potential, September 2013
Was worked out in close in collaboration with MOTI, Museum of The Image and inhabitants, corporations and other cultural organisations in the Breda area.
Expert team; Mieke Gerritzen, Renée Frissen, Loek Grootjans,
Sarah Sluimer, Robbert van Heuven.
#theorganisation is founded in 2011 and aims to stimulate collaboration
between individuals. Where corporate control strives for economic profits
for their shareholders, #theorganisation tries to stimulate active
citizenship for direct control over their shared and lived surroundings.
#theorganisation conference with the theme swarm potential was visually based on the
appearance of the Bilderberg conferences, a yearly meeting of politicians,
CEO's of big companies, scientists and other influential people. The
outcome of these meetings is always surrounded by secrecy and the
selection procedure of guests far from democratic.
museum would be turned in a first class, three day conference location
realized with the support of local entrepreneurs. A large nation wide
campaign would call for citizen's submissions of innovative ideas.
A local board (citizens from Breda) would select 147 participants,
the amount of Bilderberg conference in 2012, who would receive their personal invitation
to attend this secret meeting. Police will carefully and radically
protect the conference location while inside a formal as well as informal program
connects the potential of the swarm. Outside sympathisers appear and protesters against
the new world order.
almost a year of hard work this project was unfortunately cancelled
by the director of the museum in February 2013 due to a lack of financial support.
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