Project statement
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Who we are --> We are musicians, artists, students and cooperators of a variety of non gouvernmental organizations, mainly from the Netherlands.
We are involved with international issues throughout the years, for example due to our personal and professional activities in the world and due to international influenses in our daily life.

What we ask ourselves? --> We consider this world as a great place, with enormous variety, very good potention and endless beauty. But in the same time we see new dilemma's and questions coming up every day. Questions about environment, poverty and health, technological progress, armament, refugees, minorities, native people, European integration, terrorism, travel and tourism, economics, or in other words ; IN ART, are more and more becoming related to one another. We ask ourselves how to continue dealing with this new form of information.

What do we want? --> In the beginning of this new millennium, and in the beginning of this digital area, we would like to stimulate global participation, and share experiences with others. So people who participate at the end could experience 'a richer form of global consciousness'. We want to make a research program about this to be published at the end.

How will we do this? --> We will make a journey around the world and ask 80 questions in places we visit. This journey will take several years and we travel virtually and we travel with an old DAF truck, once made in our hometown.
We will publish information about this journey live on the internet and we will make analyzes about the similarities and differences of the answers. We will create a document that will give a wide contemporary view on how the people of this planet think about the planet as it is, and about the hope that surrounds the planet we inhabitat.
Besides that we will give impressions from many who work with international relations. This website will be used as network and bulletin board for all those who people who participate.
Hereby we invite you to do so.

What will we do? --> We will show the Mobile Global Exhibition SHOW YOUR HOPE. This is a traveling story telling exhibition with by now over 650 paintings made by international artists, specially for the mobile and global exhibition.
Public presentations will be held throughout the period of the project. Supported by the paintings, that can be easily attached to the vehicle with velcro system, universal stories from the world, about hope, will be told to the audience. Classical theater tricks will be used to stimulate interaction with the audience.

Where will we do this? --> This project will be coordinated in the historical 'Washhouse'' in our hometown Eindhoven, Netherlands. This is where the project maintains a public storage for the hundreds of paintings. It is our desire to visit many of universal memories, products or aquaintences in the world. Presumably many participantes in Netherlands will join, as people in places we visited and those who find this interesting or those who found us purely through cyber space.

Where have we been? --> Now, in 2012, we have been in 45 countries, showing paintings from 135 nationlities, with an universal expression about hope. We presented in Rumenia for schoolkids and in Iran's national House of the Artists, we presented at many of the large music events in Europe, in Alternative artshouses in Berlin and in Mali, at many schools in Holland, artclubes, open gallery days, private locations and so on. almost 35.000 people revieve our newsletter. In private talks we have always said to our audience that we will present on all continents, maybe Australia excluded, and than the project is completed. The exhibition now runs more then 9 years and probably it needs another 9 years to complete the physical goal; present in North and South America and prepare a last journey to Africa.

Our Aim? --> Show and share universal beauty through arts, music, language, media and make many people participate and enjoy it.




Martin presenteert
foto :Bart van Overbeke

Rik van Iersel