KdW-Schützenausmarsch 2012

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.

SpreeTour Berlin, 2011

In 2011, we tested, how the public would react to our vision and visualization and toured through the german capital with the catamaran raft „Hermes-I“. It was great fun (including some unexpected adventures) and we met a lot of new friends!

Brandenburger Toron tour in Berlinfireshow at SpreeTourHermes-I on SpreeTourWe also performed a little bit in front of the Reichstag and Brandenburger Tor and ended up at the „Insel Berlin“ with a festival and pirates dinner 🙂

asap-happening Hemmingen

4.7.09, StrandArt Hemmingen

4.7.09, StrandArt Hemmingen

Am 4.7.2009, ab 18 Uhr steigt das asap-festival. Eine CoKreative Open-Air Veranstaltung am idyllischen Hemminger Badesee, 15 Fahrradminuten südlich von Hannover (mit Zelt für unsicheres Wetter). OK, ein riesiges Festival wird das wohl nicht werden, eher eine Mischung aus Party, Happening, Badespaß und Sessionkonzert. Aber wer sich noch an die „Positive Peoples Parties“ am Südbahnhof erinnert, kann sich etwa den Spirit vorstellen und wird auf jeden Fall mit seinen besten Freund/innen kommen 🙂 Wir haben jedenfalls schon ein prima Programm und täglich wird es bunter durch die Teilnahme kreativer Leute aus Hannover und anderswo.

18 Uhr > Vorstellung der asap-island Vision und seiner geplanten Umsetzung, anschl. Diskussion / Positive News

19 Uhr > Open Stage für Klang- und Kleinkünstler(innen)

20 Uhr > Konzert „Kampsheide Airlines

21 Uhr > Wasserung der SchwimmKunstWerke von Joy, Chris, Wolli, Bernd, …

22 Uhr > DJane Dahlia / Paloma, Berlin legt auf

Wer sich berufen und fähig fühlt, etwas Positives jeglicher Art zum gemeinsamen Fest beizutragen, kann das hier posten und am 4.7. ggfs. realisieren, mitbringen oder ausleben 🙂

Mehr Infos, Anfahrtskizze und so unter http://www.zukunfts-insel.de/festival.html

StadtBall – the downtown football experience

Two years before the football world championship 2006 in Germany, Joy cooperated with the FIFA and the town of Hanover to realize an open soccer game in public space, downtown.

400 sponsored yellow softballs were played and dribbled in the pedestrian zone, following a sportive parcours from 10 regional football clubs.

StadtBall-presse

The interactive happening fascinated not only the lord-mayor and the media but also thousands of participants, who transformed the city into a huge playground.

LeineKunst – open-culture 2002 – 04

In the summers from 2002 to 2004, Joy organized and hosted a saturdays open-culture happening at the Leine flea-market in Hanover. „LeineKunst“ brought the vibrant off-culture into public with theater, music, art, poetry-slam, dance, flux and many other performances.

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EU-jigsaw carpet 2004

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.

Europateppich Berlin

Europateppich Berlin

Europateppich Hannover

Europateppich Hannover

Europateppich Hamburg

Europateppich Hamburg

Europateppich Zittau

Europateppich Zittau

youth competition

youth competition

czech soldiers in Germany

czech soldiers in Germany

Bridging Poland, Czech republic, Germany

Bridging Poland, Czech republic, Germany

Tour21 – treasure hunt for sustainability

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.
Tour21-map
More information on the Tour21:
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„Integrated Art Holding“ stock company as a total work of art.

inart-doku
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.

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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.
InArt catalogue
„spirits of joy“, exhibition at Kunsthalle Kühlungsborn, 14.7.-22.8.1999; catalogue