Do you want to co-own (share) a suptropical island? OPEN-ISLAND is an open-source project and collaborative adventure. NOW, we also make it a shareable PARADISE and invite you to benefit.
Street artist Joy has created this limited edition of mixed media fine-art prints as open-island certificates.
You can get this island-share certificate easily by crowdfunding the construction materials via our current campaign: http://igg.me/at/asap-island/ This certificate authenticates you as an official supporter of OPEN-ISLAND and you shall always be welcome aboard in Goa/India.
For a donation of 100,- € (135 US-$), you get an original, limited and signed certificate, handprinted by German StreetArtist Joy Lohmann.
For a contribution of 10,- € (13,5 US-$), you get this certificate as a signed postcard, sent with best wishes from India.
Any crowdfund-support will be rewarded with a digital certificate and further informations about asap-island and how to join online or on (any) location. (This can also be a brilliant Xmas gift…)
Limited mixed media print (40×28 cm, stencil & silkscreen) on upcycled skysail-cloth, 2013
Based on the experiences of the 2013 „KdW city festival for glocal change“ and former projects, Joy developed the „Living Rooms“ concept, a Social Capital Sculpture which visualizes, stage-manages, networks and promotes the Social Capital of selected urban environments.
Starting with nothing more than the „Living Rooms“ concept and the hidden social capital potential on location, Joy develops collaborative neighbourhood networks within 100 days per location, cumulating in a 10-day integrative festival.
The multilayer concept includes:
– the „rolling Kiosk of happiness“, a mobile bureau to connect the local actors for a sharing/caring community.
– the „https://united.crowdmap.com“, a thematic crowdmapping platform to establish visibility for the existing components of a happy, sustainable society and to enable ongoing network communication.
– the „conference of happiness“, a thematic bar camp.
– a collaboratively furnished open home in public space as the stage and center of the process.
– the „Living Rooms“ festival with a site-specific program of crosscultural and partly spontaneous shows, workshops, activities and discussions, leading to experiences of a new understanding and view of community as a social organism.
– a documentation and DIY-manual to spread the concept and promote a sustainable lifestyle of solidarity, creativity and happiness.
Julie Tran at MakeChangeTV, presenting the timezones for Sealand Multiversity kickoff-online/offshore event
In December 2012, on the way to the Social Capital World Conference in Gothenburg/Sweden, we stopped by at Julie Trans MakeChange TV studio in Copenhagen/Denmark to shoot some material for the kickoff-trailer of the Sealand Multiversity. Lovely Julie jumped at the chance to interview Joy about both, the floating trash islands and the brand new makersphere on an occupied sea fortress and autonomous micronation, the Sealand Multiversity.
The first public appearance of the 2011 established regional KdW-network „Kultur-des-Wandels“ (Culture of Change) was the participation in worlds biggest markmen´s festival in June 2012. The group organized a guerilla-gardening happening within the traditional parade of regional shooting clubs and transformed the tradition into a joyful public experience.
For the expansion of the European Union in 2004, Joy developed the „Europateppich“, a 10 x 10 meter jigsaw puzzle of the european map. This interactive Integrated Art project travelled through Germany, visualizing the merging of Europe through collaborative and playful action. Youthgroups in Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover and Zittau assembled the jigsaw carpet at celebration events and the german media choosed this playful image for many newspaper front covers.
In summer 2002, Joy and a rotating crew went on a treasure hunt on waterways for a „positive future“. The Tour21 was dedicated to the Agenda21 declaration from Rio1992 and was set to evaluate on its voyage, what had been achieved so far towards a sustainable society. Under the patronage of the german environment minister Jürgen Trittin, the Tour21 led from Hanover to the capital Berlin, collecting messages in the bottle on the way and treasure-mapping positive content of the towns and regions on the way.
Only 10 days before setting sail, the 70m2 recycling-raft was burnt down in the harbour, to stop the Tour21. This assault never was clarified by the water police (only we know, who did or paid for it…) and Joy was even suspected of having destroyed it by himself.
Finally, this disaster turned out to become the initial kick-off for the project, as many people and groups came for immediate help to make this dream true and let the Tour21 begin.
With the vessel „Vekoma 9“ as flagship, the trip started on time and fulfilled its mission in 15 harbours. After the 6 week reasure-hunt, Joy handed over thousands of „messages in a bottle“ to the environmental minister to carry them to the Rio+10 conference in Johannesburg. More information on the Tour21:
As an independent project during the world fair EXPO2000 in Germany, Joy realized a 70 square meter recycling raft, covered with two domes on the central Maschsee near the townhall of Hanover. Organized with the NGO Positive Nett-Works and his event agency pool.communication, Joy included environmental groups and social organizations, schools, international youth groups and volunteers from all over the world into the whole project process from the construction to the on-board program.
This junkraft became a symbol for the needed global transformation process. It´s many events, global talks and jam-sessions were visited by locals and the guests from around the world. International delegations, ecologic and cultural organisations, innovators and entrepreneurs visited the floating structure, even Johan von Uexkuell, founder of the alternative nobel prize hold a interview session in this upcycled waste installation.
The „Integrated ART Holding AG“, registered in the seaside spa Kühlungsborn on the shore of the Baltic Sea in 1997, was the first stock company as a ‚Gesamtkunstwerk‘ (total work of art) ever. Joy, cofounding member alongside with R.S.Tomek and at times director of the board, designed the shares with values between 100,- and 1000,- DM. Shareholder meetings were organised as very unique inclusive performances, all regulatory publications and activities were stage-managed as artistic artworks or happenings.
The idea of merging the art and financial market was to enable synergies of both paradigms and thus to create an art-stock-company with multiple surplus for investors as well as for the supported entrepreneurships.
„spirits of joy“, exhibition at Kunsthalle Kühlungsborn, 14.7.-22.8.1999; catalogue