Saturday 22 January Edwin Stolk organized the action/happening "A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE" at 3 pm at the entrance of De Appel. He invited people to create together a queue from the pay desk inside De Appel, to the sidewalk outside. Between 3 pm till 3.30 pm nobody entered he museum, after that everybody went his/her own way [flash mob]. The happening is a reaction on governmental ideas that visitor ratings are going to decide if a museum is important. In the same time the happening created a lived connection between the art institute and the public space. Art, art institute, connected by a lived art experience with the public opinion over art by a large part of a potential audience. The call was, tell everybody about the happening and join the queue. Because everybody knows, an action like this only has its effect when a lot of people participate!
- Year Created: 2011
- Submitted to ArtBase: Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011
- Original Url: http://www.edwinstolk.nl/alifechangingexperience.htm
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Trained as a visual artist I am available as lecturer, researcher, adviser, for presentations and always searching for new collaborations.
All my activities generate insights for my ongoing research after the public sphere. All experience based projects provide knowledge over our shared and supported idea of reality. I want to stimulate people's involvement in the way our idea of reality is designed. My interventions are trajectories rather than destinations, they try to improve the level of transparency in power structures and innovate the democratic process. I organize collective laboratories by liberating institutionalized knowledge and resources. Together we form effective opposition to existing forms of crowd control and develop alternatives.
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